Movies like Cold Sassy Tree

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Cold Sassy Tree (1989)
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Cold Sassy Tree (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Handsome May-December romantic drama set in a sleepy Southern town at the turn of the century. An independent lady from up North causes a scandal when she decides to wed the local general-store owner just three weeks after he's been widowed.
Style: nostalgic
Plot: romance, love, age difference, community, male female relationship, widow, department store, americana, small town, son, south, female director
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about romance, family relations, friendship, love and romance, small town, couples and love mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Cold Sassy Tree: Like Normal People (1979), Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989), Drinking Games (1998), The Brave (1997), Subwave (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Like Normal People (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mentally-challenged man and woman meet, fall in love and are determined to get married, despite the initial objections of their families and friends. Based on a true story.
Style: psychological, suspense, thought provoking, twists and turns, romantic
Plot: male female relationship, false accusation, husband wife relationship, independence, marriage, love, family relations, love and romance, forbidden love, true love, mentally unstable, mentally unstable woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rocklin Colorado, 1925. A hard cold winter. Young Arturo Bandini loves his father Svevo, his mother Maria and his brothers. Even though his bricklayer father wastes the little money he has in the Imperial Poolhall and his time with the rich American ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, family relations, sport, society, ambition, life is a bitch, youth, romance, family life, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 1920s
Place: colorado, usa
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87%
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Drinking Games (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Grab a six-pack, gather your closest friends and settle in for a night of solace and cheer-and of course, a few Drinking Games. Joseph Lawson's critically acclaimed debut film centers on six friends in Portland, Oregon, who come together ...
Plot: secret love, suicide, masturbation, funeral, male female relationship, insecurity, roommate, friendship, party, cannabis, sex, drugs ...
Time: 90s
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83%
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The Brave (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, native american, life is a bitch, injustice, americana, social decay, misfit, unemployment, society, gang, self sacrifice ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Subwave (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: College swimmer Chad Billingsley is his middle class family's pride and joy. After a moody phase of scared denial, he owns up to father, attorney Roger, that Rosalie Frank, the provocatively dressed waitress who attended his frat's last ...
Plot: statutory rape, family crisis, rape, fire, court, regret, son, abuse, dormitory, lawyer, party, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: racism, false arrest, injustice, discrimination, false accusation, interracial relations, friendship, americana, legal, dedicated lawyer, golden years, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Rising Place (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, friendship, social differences, interracial relations, society, working class, feminism, family life, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Love Letters (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: United States Senator, Andrew Ladd, revisits his life after a woman he loved, but only wrote letters to, dies. Having met as children the two grow apart as he enters politics and she aspires to be an artist. While success follows him, she has a more ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching
Plot: love, senator, fall in love, looking for love, love affair, unfulfilled love, friendship, tragic love, friends, couples, performer's life, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the autobiography of Sonny Bono, this film focuses on the volatile relationship between Sonny (Jay Underwood) and Cher (Renee Faia) during the early 60's to their divorce in the late 70's.
Plot: talk show, showbiz, autobiography, pop star, pop culture, romance, pop music, singing
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Cherry. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Brian Cherry, a sweet, sensitive young Los Angeleno, falls for the beautiful, electric, and damaged Jules, she turns his ideas about women and sex upside-down. Slowly, he is drawn into a twisted love-triangle that includes Jules and his best ...
Style: realistic, sexy, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, couples, fall in love, best friends, love, friendship, revenge, escapades, youth, love and romance, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Texasville (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, pregnancy, lovers reunited, americana, friends, family problems, social relations, family relations, couples, twins, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: melancholic, touching, depressing, emotional, compassionate ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: mentally challenged, self discovery, dysfunctional family, disability, siblings relations, brothers, family problems, character study, mental illness, parents and children, small town, compassion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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A Rage to Live (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace Caldwell, a young Pennsylvania newspaper heiress living with her widowed mother, has trouble restraining herself when it comes to the amorous attentions of young men. As word starts to spread about her behavior, Grace becomes a major source of ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: journalism, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, infidelity, fall in love, looking for sex, singleness, romance, heiress, love, marriage ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Barbara (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Young vicar Mr. Paul arrives at the Faroe Islands to take up a benefice, and meets the young Barbara, twice married to vicars, and with both husbands laid cold in the grave. Despite the warnings of the surrounding community and his own religious ...
Plot: love, widow, priest
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck 'oil man', Mr. Cox finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself and local Don Day that there is oil on Day's ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, oil, hopes, restaurant, heist, social relations, one last chance, family relations, human spirit, americana, family life, down on your luck ...
Time: 1930s, year 1935
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Jolene (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teenage orphan spends ten years traveling to experience life.
Style: sexy, psychological, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: orphan, older woman younger woman relationship, older man younger woman romance, infidelity, teenage life, youth, on the road, love affair, romance, love and romance, couples, cross country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, las vegas, oklahoma, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman to a small island town where he begins to fall for her, but it all threatens to fall ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, love affair, family relations, college graduate, young lovers, social relations, family problems, romance, small town, fall in love, island, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
55%
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The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A 91 years old carpenter, who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: human spirit, friendship, small town life, isolation, village life, americana, village, small town, dysfunctional family, family problems, social relations, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
On Valentine's Day (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Elizabeth defies her wealthy parents by running off and marrying a young man of humble prospects, and her parents have not spoken to her since - even though the couple lives in a rooming house nearby, they are struggling financially, and she is ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: small town, family relations, humble, social relations, couples, family life, small town life, americana, adult virgin, hotel, alcohol abuse, love affair ...
Time: 1910s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Sure Hand of God (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Adaptation of the Erkine Caldwell novel
Plot: nosy neighbor, dead husband, widow, church
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife abandoned him in Chicago. Just as he starts to develop a new ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: love triangle, small town, single father, bittersweet, friendship, couple relations, human nature, small town life, parents and children, friends, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Burning Secret (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Burning Secret is a 1988 drama film, based on the short story Brennendes Geheimnis by Stefan Zweig, about an American diplomat's son who befriends a mysterious baron while staying at an Austrian spa during the 1920s. The film was written and ...
Style: tense, captivating, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: couples, family relations, family problems, love and romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, romance, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Winter People (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young widower moves with his daughter into a North Carolina mountain town in 1934. He quickly takes up with a young woman with an illegitimate baby. First he must prove himself to her father and her three brothers. He does so first by joining them ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, captivating
Plot: mountain, widower, bittersweet, babies and infants, love and romance, unfulfilled love, tragic love, parents and children, couples, siblings relations, romance, family relations ...
Time: 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Werther (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This adaptation of Geothe's The Sorrows of Young Werther offers a chilly and remote view of love and its passions. The setting is changed to Spain, and Werther (Eusebio Poncela) has taken a job tutoring the son of an estranged husband and wife. ...
Plot: male female relationship, husband wife relationship, love, father son relationship, boy, teacher, surgeon, tutor, tragic event, suicide, mother son relationship, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, false accusation, small town, friendship, life is a bitch, society, coming of age, youth, opposites attract, hopes, discrimination ...
Time: 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
I Walk the Line (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tawes is the sheriff in a godforsaken little hole somewhere in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a young beautiful girl who turns his world upside down. ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: small town, nubile woman, crimes, dishonesty, fugitives, criminal heroes, rivalry, on the run, couples, small town life, cons and scams, vengeance ...
Time: 60s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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 ⇓
46%
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Rain (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rain (Brooklyn Sudano), a young black musical prodigy, finds trouble and heartbreak when she witnesses her sister's murder by gangbangers. In order to protect her daughter, Rain's mother secretly contacts Rain's biological mother, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful
Plot: woman in danger, musician's life, custody, social differences, society, gang, witnessing a crime, artists and showbiz, prodigy, crimes, blackmail, african american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, family relations, prostitute, love, introspection, parents and children, human nature, fall in love, youth, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1971, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%