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, car accident, vengeance, romance, betrayal, love and romance, couples, small town life, love, sex, fight, vietnam war, passion, blonde, truck, death, female nudity, gambling, family relations ...
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, friend, drinking and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Crossing: Proof (1991), Hammers Over the Anvil (1993), Somersault (2004), The Year My Voice Broke (1987), Till Human Voices Wake Us (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: witty, serious, sincere, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, friendship, disability, blind character, blind man, photographer, couple relations, couples, power relations, romance, master and servant, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, cannes, new york, california, melbourne australia ...
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, disability, love triangle, infidelity, rehabilitation, coming of age, lifestyle, romance, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 1900s
Place: australia, south australia
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75%
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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: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, romance, fall in love, teenager, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, gas station, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: love triangle, small town, coming of age, friendship, pregnancy, discrimination, first love, family relations, locket, teenage life, bittersweet, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, contemplative
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, haunted by the past, youth, romance, hopes, small town, rescue, hypnosis, accidental death, death of father, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: sentimental, touching, sexual, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, family relations, betrayal, family life, countryside, parents and children, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, family business, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, africa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 6K
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, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, interracial relations, love, boarding school life, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, opposites attract, forbidden love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: australia, africa, uganda, kenya, paris france
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59%
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, love triangle, couples, friends, friendship, society, love and romance, romance, cigarette smoking, rifle, judge, crying ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty, love affair, lovers reunited, betrayal, love and romance, couple relations, friendship, missing person, sexual relations, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 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, serious, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, older woman younger man relationship, mentally challenged, small town, romance, misfit, society, single parent, social misfits, unlikely couple, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 452
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: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, farm, friendship, widow, couple relations, friends, couples, small town life, small town, fall in love, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 1920s, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, psychological, emotional, serious, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, romance, love and romance, couple relations, human nature, couples, drinking, depression, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: friendship, family relations, youth, coming of age, dublin ireland, small town, suburban life, singleness, forbidden love, small town life, looking for love, gender ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, contemplative, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, shoplifting, spring break, journal, bittersweet, introspection, urban, down on your luck, romance, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: gloomy, disturbing, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, youth, love and romance, social misfits, society, teachers and students, drug abuse, self discovery, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, queer cinema ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, racism, friendship, coming out, unemployment, family relations, bisexuality, gay, youth, sexual relations, family life, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
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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: psychological, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, crumbling marriage, hopes, love affair, human spirit, destructive relationship, suburban life, suburbs, disability, family relations, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, paris france
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41%
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 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: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, young lovers, romance, parents and children, compassion, depression, desperation, jail, self discovery, coming of age, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Liar's Moon (1981)
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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, teenage love, coming of age, youth, society, romance, single parent, young lovers, love and romance, family relations, couples, coming out ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, friends, couples, lifestyle, school, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
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38%
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Picnic (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but she meets a more interesting stranger who just got off the train.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: love triangle, love affair, social differences, society, lifestyle, romance, friendship, fall in love, rivalry, couples, social relations, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, uncle nephew relationship, hopes, immortality, farm, childhood friend, birthday, friendship, jealousy, death, children, passion ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: psychological, sincere, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sexual relations, small town, social relations, couples, romance, human nature, personal growth, sexual promiscuity, mother daughter relationship, religion, beer, bar ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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To Our Loves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A portrait of youth in bloom; a tale of one family's dissolution; a reflection upon the danger and the mystery in living. Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a free spirit and the vessel for an almost Brontëan choler. She's 16, and men ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, psychological, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, infidelity, family relations, looking for sex, juvenile delinquency, downfall, society, love and romance, youth, family problems, couples, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, serious, sexy, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, cattle ranch, love triangle, truck, cowboy, pickup truck, homecoming, introspection, human nature, gunfight, desert ...
Place: new mexico, usa, pearl harbor, california, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, sincere, emotional, depressing, intense ...
Plot: aids, self discovery, love triangle, lgbt, romance, hopes, gay, loneliness, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnancy, tantrum ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, ohio, usa, cleveland ohio, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Windrider (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rock star falls for a rich man's son who competitively board-sails the coast of Western Australia.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, melancholic, disturbing ...
Plot: surfing, love affair, contests and competitions, love and romance, romance, ambition, nudity (full frontal - brief), competition, father son relationship, beach, fall in love, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: sentimental, thought provoking, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, small town, love and romance, human nature, small town life, unfulfilled love, couple relations, introspection, romance, crumbling marriage, lovers reunited, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: love triangle, infidelity, womanizer, small town life, small town, couple relations, love affair, dangerous attraction, hotel, family problems, bar, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Man in the Moon (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Maureen Trant and her younger sibling Dani share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, coming-of-age, love triangle, rain, twins, small town, pregnancy, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, first love, skinny dipping, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%