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, small town, friendship, night, train, car accident, dancing, love triangle, coming of age, love and romance, romance, betrayal, vengeance, small town life, couples, one day time span, tragedy, duel, love, overturned car, car hit by a train, hit by a train, looking at picture, rearview mirror, looking in a window ...
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 sincere films with plots about friendship, love and romance, romance, friends, couples, coming of age and drinking mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Crossing: Proof (1991), The Year My Voice Broke (1987), Till Human Voices Wake Us (2002), Somersault (2004), Hammers Over the Anvil (1993). 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: clever, witty, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, blind man, photographer, obsession, love triangle, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, rivalry, society, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: love triangle, small town, friendship, coming of age, coming-of-age, first love, locket, discrimination, pregnancy, best friends, single parent, romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, realistic, touching, psychological
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, hypnosis, romance, small town, haunted by the past, hopes, youth, friends, mysterious character, dealing with death, meaningful kiss, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples, friendship, couple relations, teenager, fall in love, gas station, resort ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, disability, rehabilitation, romance, human spirit, couple relations, forbidden love, love affair, tragic love, true love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1900s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 385
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, widow, farm, friendship, couple relations, polyamory, romance, love and romance, small town, couples, small town life, fall in love ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: serious, sexual, realistic, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: love triangle, dishonesty, small town, betrayal, romance, couple relations, older man younger woman relationship, friendship, love affair, rich and poor, sexual relations, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 183
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: love triangle, soldier, friendship, romance, love and romance, society, couples, friends, raid, soccer, marijuana, captive ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 903
Tilva Rosh (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Serbia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bor, in eastern Serbia, was once home to the largest copper mine in Europe. Now it’s just the biggest hole. This astutely observed coming-of-age film captures the pitfalls of the adult world, where idealism no longer seems to have a place, as two ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere
Plot: hip hop, small town, coming of age, friendship, love triangle, youth, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, friends, buddies, rebelliousness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 206
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: serious, sexual, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: love triangle, betrayal, friendship, young lovers, romance, countryside, siblings relations, teenage love, family business, teenage life, coming of age, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, germany, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, human nature, romance, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, life is a bitch, friends, couple relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: mentally challenged, older woman younger man relationship, small town, single parent, romance, social misfits, unlikely couple, human nature, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: teenage love, small town, dysfunctional family, coming of age, friendship, young heroes, young lovers, romance, factory, innocence lost, family in crisis, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
All the Real Girls (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a small North Carolina town, Paul, a womanizer, meets Noel, a confused intellectual returning home for the first time in years since she left for boarding school. The film depicts the typical romance of a good girl and a bad boy, in an ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, best friend, womanizer, friendship, romance, virginity, mechanic, regret, coming of age, love affair, virgin, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, southern usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, coming-of-age, school, love, friendship, loss of virginity, self discovery, romance, social misfits, opposites attract, teenage crush ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: australia, uganda, kenya, africa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 183
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: serious, emotional, realistic, tense
Plot: love triangle, americana, romance, love and romance, small town, couples, friendship, love affair, social differences, small town life, fall in love, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: high school, school, coming of age, tomboy, best friend, love triangle, friendship, opposites attract, romance, buddies, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: youth, coming of age, friendship, gays and lesbians, single parent, romance, farm, forbidden love, countryside, looking for love, love triangle, small town ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: infidelity, love triangle, womanizer, crumbling marriage, hotel, mystery, couple relations, dangerous attraction, bar, small town, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Love in Thoughts (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A posthumous look at the last days of Guenther's life as he, his best friend, and his sister let loose on a four-day binge of alcohol, drugs, and sex.
Style: sexual, serious, stylized, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, poet, gays and lesbians, youth, betrayal, suicide, lake, pistol, student, romance, incest ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, post world war one, 1920s, pre world war two
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, sincere, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, self discovery, coming of age, journal, human nature, romance, urban, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 983
Tan Lines (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Cute teen Midget Hollow wanders through life riding big waves and partying with surfer boys. When Midget's best friend's gay brother Cass arrives on the scene, the two quickly dive head first into a clandestine sea of sexual awakening.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, ocean, brother, coming out, surfing, best friends, small town, sexual awakening, ocean or sea, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, dealing with death, starting over, romance, death in the family, hopes, love and romance, friends, couple relations, haunted by the past, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, sexual abuse, friendship, gays and lesbians, social misfits, drug abuse, gender, life is a bitch, youth, mentally unstable, self discovery, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, revenge, bondage, infidelity, love and romance, parent child relationship, romance, youth, betrayal, couples, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ 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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, love triangle, crumbling marriage, introspection, romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, road not taken, dull life, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 40s
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 759
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, sexual
Plot: coming out, friendship, racism, youth, betrayal, love triangle, coming of age, best friends, adolescence, youth gang, gays and lesbians, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, algeria, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, bisexuality, drug abuse, friendship, coming out, racism, unemployment, coming of age, family life, gays and lesbians, human nature, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Seven friends - Alec, Billy, Jules, Kevin, Kirby, Leslie and Wendy - are trying to navigate through life and their friendships following college graduation. Alec, who aspires to political life, has just shown his true colors by changing his ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, secret admirer, love triangle, ambition, infidelity, graduation, buddies, romance, urban, innocence lost, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Eternal Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three high school students experience the perks and pitfalls of love in director Leste Chen’s sensitive tale of friendship and yearning.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, school, coming of age, unrequited love, loneliness, high school, elementary school, confession, best friends, romance, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%