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

Most similar movies to Cold Sassy Tree

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, male female relationship, romance and small town mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Cold Sassy Tree: Americana (1981), Werther (1986), The Best of Me (2007), My Breast (1994), Die Konkurrentin (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Americana (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride.
Plot: loner, small town, americana, conflict, vietnam war veteran, merry go round, vietnam veteran
Time: 70s
Place: kansas
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100%
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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, suicide, tutor, surgeon, male female relationship, tragic event, husband wife relationship, love, teacher, father son relationship, boy, mother son relationship
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67%
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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, hospital, hand camera, male female relationship, polaroid, love
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57%
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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, journalist, cancer, death, surgery, courage, male female relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: female director, romance, lesbian relationship, troubled marriage, lesbianism, family relations, lesbian interest, lesbian sex, seduction, lgbtqi, female nudity, love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Point Last Seen (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fact-based story about a tracker who searches for a little girl who was lost in the desert, but suffers internally because her own children were kidnapped by her ex-husband.
Plot: female director, saving a life, children, kidnapped, desert, missing daughter, daughter, missing child, lost child, ex husband, kidnapping, barbie doll ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: female director, gay interest, compilation, homosexual, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: family relations, coming of age, immigrants, family life, down on your luck, family in crisis, youth, romance, ambition, society, life is a bitch, sport ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, social decay, americana, injustice, misfit, society, gang, unemployment, self sacrifice ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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.
Plot: immigrants, love, country, romance, family, female director, kiss, theft, fall in love, boyfriend, teacher student relationship, uncle niece relationship ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: lebanon, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, friends, family relations, society, youth, opposites attract, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: emotional, touching, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, golden years, life is a bitch, friendship, americana, false accusation, discrimination, interracial relations, legal, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, sexuality, sexual attraction, poverty, community, backwoods
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female director, human nature, teenage life, bittersweet, lifestyle, coming of age, single parent, performer's life, artists and showbiz, youth, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Escape from Polygamy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Recently-widowed Leann and her 17-year-old daughter Julina move into an isolated polygamous compound, where the freethinking Julina meets like-minded Ryder, son of the religious compound’s charismatic Prophet, Ervil.
Plot: female director, fall in love, suicide attempt, birth, death, religion, community, prophet, mormon, falling in love, religious leader
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: mother, abuse, son, trial, statutory rape, regret, family crisis, fire, rape, lawyer, swimming pool, party ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, adultery, oyster, male female relationship, swinger, catatonia, jazz club, sex with food, male nudity, female nudity, love, threesome ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: love, senator, best friends, politics, performer's life, friends, couples, looking for love, love affair, friendship, tragic love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, generation, fiancee, faith, faith based, wedding, widow, christianity, death, multiple time frames
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, parents and children, human nature, working class, interracial relations, injustice, social differences, society, feminism, family life, soldier ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: virginia, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, family relations, prostitute, love, introspection, parents and children, youth, romance, fall in love, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Rainbow Experiment (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Things spiral out of control in a high school in Manhattan when a terrible accident involving a science experiment injures a kid for life.
Plot: accident, female director, experiment, high school, love, forgiveness, bug
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, siblings relations, disability, mental illness, parents and children, small town, dysfunctional family, family problems, responsibility, family drama, obesity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: atmospheric, gloomy, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: convent, society, romance, clergy, strong female presence, tragic love, family in crisis, destructive relationship, rebelliousness, love and romance, against the rules, disgraced ...
Time: middle ages
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, americana, lovers reunited, pregnancy, reunion, human nature, parents and children, couple relations, friendship, introspection, small town life, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: female director, lgbt, family relations, foster child, love, gay, adoption, gay interest, brother sister relationship, interracial adoption, religion, friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: countryside, oil, hopes, restaurant, aging, obsessive quest, danger, one last chance, social relations, family relations, family life, americana ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1935
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: woman in danger, friendship, small town life, strong female presence, crimes, deadly, small town, murder, couples, couple relations, heist, countryside ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, love, aids, journalism
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: pop star, pop culture, singing, pop music, show business, showbiz, romance, autobiography, talk show
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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