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, female director, love, male female relationship, age difference, south, community, widow, son, small town, department store, americana
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 female director, love, family relations, friendship, romance, male female relationship and love and romance mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Cold Sassy Tree: Werther (1986), The Best of Me (2007), Like Normal People (1979), My Breast (1994), Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: female director, husband wife relationship, teacher, boy, male female relationship, surgeon, tragic event, tutor, suicide, father son relationship, love, mother son relationship
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95%
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The Best of Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Raquel, a young radio broadcaster, is deeply in love with Tomas, an Olympic runner. On the day she finds a house for them to share, he collapses during training and is rushed to the hospital. His life is in danger; his liver crashed and he is in ...
Plot: female director, love, hand camera, male female relationship, hospital, polaroid
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78%
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, thought provoking, suspense, twists and turns, romantic
Plot: male female relationship, husband wife relationship, false accusation, independence, marriage, forbidden love, mentally unstable woman, love, true love, love and romance, dishonesty, society ...
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 5.2
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My Breast (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meredith Baxter plays Joyce Wadler in this heartwarming story of hope, courage and redemption inspired by the New York City journalist's real-life struggle with breast cancer. Stuck in a lackluster relationship with her boyfriend, she's ...
Plot: breast cancer, survival, female director, writers, male female relationship, journalist, cancer, sports writer, courage, surgery, death
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: rough, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, society, sport, ambition, romance, family life, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Die Konkurrentin (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Katharina, a successful management consultant, has to face Maren as a new assistant. The young woman is very ambitious but has been employed by junior Boss Grosser to spoil Katharina's career. Despite all circumstances they work perfectly well ...
Plot: troubled marriage, lesbian relationship, career woman, romance, female director, lesbian sex, lesbian kiss, love, business, lgbtqi, lesbianism, family relations ...
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62%
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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: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, native american, life is a bitch, americana, social decay, injustice, misfit, society, gang, unemployment, self sacrifice ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, abuse, regret, son, trial, fire, rape, party, dormitory, father son relationship, swimming pool ...
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58%
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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: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, youth, opposites attract, hopes, social relations, friends, family relations, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
This Is My Life (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Single mom Dottie Ingels sells cosmetics in a department store, but she dreams of being a comedian. When she inherits some money, she takes the chance and moves with her two children Erica and Opel to New York to perform in small bars. Soon her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female director, human nature, parents and children, bittersweet, performer's life, artists and showbiz, single parent, coming of age, lifestyle, youth, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: sincere, touching, emotional, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: racism, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, golden years, false accusation, friendship, interracial relations, discrimination, americana, crimes, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Beans are poor, proud, hated by all, but alive in the sense that they struggle against their lot and support each other in time of trouble. Earlene lives across the street from the Bean's trailer, and the view from her window is better than ...
Plot: female director, countryside, rape, sexuality, sexual attraction, poverty, community, backwoods
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Boys Briefs 5 (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The successful short film compilation series continues with six outstanding films focused on school and college-age youth.
Plot: gay interest, lgbt, female director, love, compilation, homosexual
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
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Love (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A unique anthology of six short vignettes on the subject of love, all of them written, directed and produced by women.
Style: anthology
Plot: female director, sex with food, jazz club, threesome, swinger, adultery, female nudity, male female relationship, oyster, male nudity, catatonia, love
Time: post world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love, senator, fall in love, best friends, politics, love and romance, romance, prodigy, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Flowers for Fannie (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Fannie Fairchild locked up her heart when her beloved George was killed in the Great War. But now she faces her own mortality and realizes that she has no one to maintain her grave with flowers.
Style: spiritual
Plot: female director, fiancee, generation, faith, faith based, multiple time frames, widow, wedding, death, christianity
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: touching, serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, fall in love, human nature, social differences, parents and children, feminism, society, pregnancy, working class, soldier, injustice, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: virginia, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Parisienne (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The new film from Lebanese director Danielle Arbid follows a young Arab immigrant in Paris, whose encounters with three men reveal different facets of her new country, and of herself.
Style: sincere, sexy, tense, suspense, touching ...
Plot: love, immigrants, family, romance, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, adultery, teenage girl, infidelity, female protagonist, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, family relations, prostitute, love, parents and children, introspection, romance, youth, fall in love, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1971, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, emotional, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, self discovery, disability, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family drama, mental illness, parents and children, small town, brothers, family problems, responsibility ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Kristin Lavransdotter (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Kristin Lavransdatter is a 1995 Norwegian film directed by Liv Ullman, featuring Elisabeth Matheson, Bjørn Skagestad, Jørgen Langhelle, Lena Endre and Sverre Anker Ousdal, based on Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset. It was the Norwegian entry ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy, captivating
Plot: convent, disgraced, family relations, defamation, strong female presence, tragic love, family in crisis, destructive relationship, rebelliousness, couples, injustice, love and romance ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The David Dance (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Away from the microphone, David is soft spoken, shy and unsure of himself. However, as his on-air alias ‘Danger Dave,’ the host of “Gay Talk,” he’s poised, witty, and every listener’s best friend! His sister, Kate, a thrice divorced ...
Plot: lgbt, female director, family relations, foster child, love, brother sister relationship, religion, gay interest, friendship, gay, interracial adoption, adoption
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: countryside, oil, hopes, restaurant, aging, danger, obsessive quest, heist, social relations, family relations, one last chance, family life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1935
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, london, california
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42%
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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, sexual ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, fall in love, couples, best friends, love, friendship, escapades, revenge, youth, love and romance, generation y ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Well (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Young Katherine and her older friend Hester live at the isolated farm run by Hester and her father Francis. Katherine works as a maid and wants to leave that place because there's too much work. Hester, however, gets attracted to Katherine and ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, woman in danger, friendship, small town life, deadly, crimes, murder, countryside, couples, strong female presence, couple relations, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, americana, lovers reunited, pregnancy, reunion, unfulfillment, human nature, parents and children, couple relations, friendship, introspection, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
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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: psychological, sexy, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: orphan, infidelity, teenage life, youth, love affair, on the road, cross country, drugs/alcohol, couples, romance, love and romance, lesbian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, nevada, south carolina, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Up to Date (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An American journalist works for a French newspaper. He is writing an article about the reaction against people with AIDS, without knowing he is infected too. Once he finds out, he decides to cut off himself leaving his wife and daughter.
Plot: female director, aids, journalism, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: show business, pop music, pop culture, pop star, showbiz, talk show, romance, autobiography, singing
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: sexual, realistic, serious, sexy
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, looking for sex, singleness, infidelity, couples, journalism, dishonesty, heiress, marriage, love, romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%