Movies like The Crossing 1990

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The Crossing (1990)
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The Crossing (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A single day. To challenge the past. To accept the present. To decide the future. Sam arrives in his home town after 18 months away, hopeful that Meg, the girlfriend he abandoned, will go back with him to the city. His return brings the outside world into the parochial confines of the town, provoking mixed reactions which fuel conflict. Meg, heartbroken when Sam left her, has begun an affair with Sam's friend Johnny. On the eve of Sam's arrival, Johnny asks Meg to marry him. The marriage proposal, along with Sam's unexpected return, forces Meg to choose not only between the two men but also the type of life she wants. The conflicting loyalties and emotions generated by the triangle provide the focus for an array of inter-related characters enmeshed in the life of this country town. There is a feeling of impending tragedy as night falls and Johnny becomes increasingly desparate.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: friends, friendship, love triangle, small town, coming of age, dancing, train, night, car accident, vengeance, betrayal, love and romance, couples, small town life, romance, love, vietnam war, blonde, truck, death, female nudity, gambling, male female relationship, car race, restaurant ...
Time: 80s, year 1965
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to The Crossing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, friendship, romance, couples, drinking, dancing and death mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Crossing: Proof (1991), Hammers Over the Anvil (1993), Till Human Voices Wake Us (2002), Somersault (2004), The Year My Voice Broke (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 6K
Proof (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker.
Style: psychological, witty, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, obsession, love triangle, blind man, photographer, society, power relations, friends, love and romance, couple relations, master and servant ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the summer of 1910 in Australia the film follows the story of 14 year old Alan Marshall (Alexander Outhread) as he stumbles out of childhood towards the exciting yet forbidding world of adulthood. For Alan, despite the effects of polio, ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: disability, love triangle, infidelity, unfulfillment, couples, tragic love, lifestyle, society, rehabilitation, family relations, youth, love affair ...
Time: 1900s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Till Human Voices Wake Us (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sam and Silvy are best friends. One night, as they are watching a falling star while floating on their backs in a lake, Sylvy disappears from his side. Despite his best efforts, he cannot find her under water. Many years later, Sam, now a ...
Style: psychological, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, hypnosis, mysterious character, dealing with death, meaningful kiss, hopes, romance, small town, haunted by the past, friends, youth, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.8
 7K
Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, gas station, friendship, love and romance, teenage life, couples, youth, teenager, misfit, romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: love triangle, small town, coming of age, friendship, pregnancy, discrimination, locket, first love, fall in love, parents and children, unfulfilled love, romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 185
After the Rain (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steph, an Afrikaner, struggles with his past and heritage in the new South Africa. When his girlfriend befriends a black South African man called Vusisizwe trouble brews.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, soldier, friends, romance, love and romance, friendship, society, couples, blood, telephone call, rehearsal, paranoia ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 3K
Tim (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Handsome but backward gardener Tim Melville has a new woman in his life. She is Mary, his widowed employer, a woman who had given up on love until she had found Tim. At first they are friends. But soon they become lovers, as Mary, drawn to ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: mentally challenged, love and romance, couple relations, social misfits, parents and children, romance, unlikely couple, looking for love, family life, small town life, fall in love, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 5K
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, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, love, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, teenage love, opposites attract, interracial relations, forbidden love ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: australia, africa, paris france, uganda, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 5.8
 396
Lovin' Molly (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys; straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who consistently refuses to marry either of them.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, farm, widow, small town life, couples, friends, romance, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 30s, 20s, 60s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 210
Moondance (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The close relationship between two fun-loving brothers comes under threat when a beautiful, sensitive girl arrives on the scene. As the younger brother comes of age, the inevitable jealousy, confusion, rivalry and lust place their brotherly love in ...
Style: sexual, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, love triangle, youth, coming of age, young lovers, teenage love, family business, countryside, friends, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, africa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, emotional, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, human nature, friends, unfulfillment, love and romance, hopes, romance, life is a bitch, couple relations, couples, terminal illness ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sound of the Sea (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Son de Mar (English: "Sound of the Sea") is a 2001 Spanish drama / erotic film directed by Juan José Bigas Luna based on the novel of the same title by Manuel Vicent. It revolves around Ulises (Jordi Mollà), who comes to a fishing ...
Style: psychological, sexual, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, dishonesty, lovers reunited, friendship, fall in love, rich and poor, romance, couple relations, teachers and students, rise to the top, love and romance, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, shoplifting, spring break, journal, starting over, jury, love and romance, down on your luck, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 2K
Dandelion (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a small town of rolling fields and endless skies, isolated 16 year old Mason lives in a world where families exist in fragmented silence and love seems to have gone missing. Then Mason meets Danny, a sensitive and troubled girl, and their tender ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, dysfunctional family, friendship, teenage love, young lovers, factory, youth, romance, parents and children, young heroes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 445
Liar's Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Matt Dillion In East Texas, the summer after high school, Jack falls in love with Ginny, the daughter of the town's banker (Jack's mom's high school sweetheart). Ginny's been at boarding school; she's headed for Vassar. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, teenage love, single parent, young lovers, society, social differences, small town, family relations, couples, small town life, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: coming of age, youth, friendship, society, farm, single parent, singleness, suburban life, gays and lesbians, romance, couple relations, gender ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Only the Brave (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Alex is in love with her best friend, Vicki, her mother has dissapeared and she sets fire to things in her spare time. Vicki comes from an abusive home and wants Alex to run away with her. Alex is a bit of a nerd and a teachers pet, so takes ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, psychological, bleak, serious ...
Plot: friendship, sexual abuse, coming of age, drug abuse, self discovery, youth, society, mentally unstable, misfit, gender, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 13K
Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: friendship, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, dealing with death, romance, friends, family relations, haunted by the past, couples, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.4
 4K
Head On (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, drug abuse, coming out, unemployment, racism, friendship, bisexuality, coming of age, friends, family relations, gender, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: melbourne, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Come Early Morning (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lucy wakes up in bed with a stranger and obviously from a night of drinking. She checks out and pays for the motel room on her account. Through her grandmother, she finds out her father is in town and pays him a visit. She agrees to go to his new ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, touching, psychological, realistic
Plot: small town, blonde, bar, dog, beer, motel, sexual relations, human nature, couples, small town life, romance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 168
Cactus (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman who injured her eyes in car accident and a young blind man fall for each other.
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, emotional, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, destructive relationship, crumbling marriage, love and romance, romance, family relations, disability, suburbs, human spirit, love affair, couples, dealing with death ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Peter Kenna's The Good Wife (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In pre-WWII Australia, a love triangle develops between a man, his wife and the man's brother.
Style: serious, realistic, pre war
Plot: womanizer, love triangle, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, couples, family problems, dishonesty, small town life, unfulfillment, couple relations, mystery ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, talky, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, small town, obsession, coming of age, gas station, dysfunctional marriage, romance, society, social differences, mechanic, snobbism, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, school, opposites attract, love triangle, tomboy, best friend, friendship, romance, hopes, love and romance, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Hi-Lo Country (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop: the American West, post-World War II, in its twilight. Pete and Big Boy are masters of the prairie, but ultimately face trickier ...
Style: sexy, realistic, epic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, love triangle, pickup truck, cattle ranch, cowboy, coming of age, wiretap, couples, human nature, introspection, homecoming ...
Place: new mexico, usa, pearl harbor, california, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Maids of Wilko (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved with a family of five women who had been in love with ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, immortality, birthday, death, passion, children, friendship, farm, jealousy, aunt nephew relationship, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 10K
Facing Windows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Portugal, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for a Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, memory, ghetto, accountant, old man, holocaust survivor, crumbling marriage, love affair, haunted by the past, memory loss, couple relations ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, sexual, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, love triangle, pregnancy, self discovery, bisexual, tantrum, gays and lesbians, lgbt, friends, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa, new york, woodstock, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 764
Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: coming out, youth, love triangle, friendship, racism, betrayal, love and romance, sexual relations, best friends, teenage love, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, algeria, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Springtime in a Small Town (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, France, Netherlands
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a mansion decimated during World War II, a frustrated, bored housewife, Yuwen, is torn between caring for her ailing husband and her longing for a former sweetheart, a doctor who has come to treat her husband.
Style: emotional, stylized, serious, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, love triangle, road not taken, couples, small town life, human nature, introspection, society, lovers reunited, dull life, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 40s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%