Movies like The Dark Side of the Sun

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The Dark Side of the Sun (1988)
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The Dark Side of the Sun (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: He risks it all for the love of a lifetime!
Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, romance, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, fall in love, small town life, redemption, small town, healing power, power relations, social relations, motorcycle, disease, father son relationship, skin, coming of age, sunlight, leather jacket
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to The Dark Side of the Sun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and serious films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, family relations, terminal illness and small town mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Dark Side of the Sun: Sequoia (2014), Christmas in Conway (2013), Wonderful Town (2007), A Warm December (1973), Back to You and Me (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 333
Sequoia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man meets a 23-year-old cancer patient on the way to the park and disrupts her plan to commit suicide.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, fall in love, romance, death wish, bittersweet, family, family relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, cancer, suicide, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Christmas in Conway (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Duncan Mayor decides the perfect Christmas present for his beloved wife, Suzy, is a ride on a real Ferris wheel, set up in their very own back yard. As a young man, it was the perfect place for a wedding proposal. Now, years later, in order to ...
Style: touching, entertaining, sweet, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, christmas, supportive spouse, couple relations, obsession, fall in love, couples, social relations, love and romance, husband wife relationship, small town, dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.5
 850
Wonderful Town (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Takua Pa is a small town in the South of Thailand. Ever since the tsunami, people have lost their jobs and remember better times in the past. One day a stranger comes to town. His name is Ton, he is an architect. He rents a room in a small hotel ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: tsunami, love affair, romance, couples, fall in love, social relations, hotel, small town, seaside town, secret, small town life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Warm December (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Widower Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter go to London for a month of dirt-bike racing. While there, Dr. Younger is surprised by finding himself attracted to Catherine, a charming but elusive woman who seems to have some mysterious men following ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, surprise ending
Plot: romance, fall in love, couple relations, doctors and patients, parents and children, bittersweet, couples, family relations, power relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Back to You and Me (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dr. Syd has a good practice in the big city but a bad day when her terminal patient finally passes away. Her surgeon boyfriend, who has been sarcastically nick named "Mr. Personality" and "Settle For" by Syd's best friend ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching
Plot: high school reunion, starting over, romance, couples, estrangement, homecoming, couple relations, fall in love, doctor, small town life, small town, ex-lover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Roseanna's Grave (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roseanna is dying of a heart condition, and all she wants is to be buried next to her daughter, in a cemetery that is getting full fast. The cemetery can't expand because Capestro, the man who owns the land next to the cemetery, won't ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, romance, death in the family, couple relations, family relations, family problems, couples, dealing with death, love and romance, life is a bitch, eccentric family, train ride ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 242
The Affair (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A crippled lady songwriter meets an older lawyer, who becomes her first love.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, love, lawyer, songwriter, polio, unlikely couple, young lovers, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, romance, love affair ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, couples, family relations, tragic love, love and romance, lifestyle, fall in love, looking for love, baby born, diary, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, gay, friendship, death, family relations, euthanasia, lgbt, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, friends, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Medicine Show (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cynical young man, diagnosed with cancer, meets a brash young leukemia patient in the hospital who more than matches his distaste for IV drips and weepy sentimentality.
Style: semi serious, realistic, dark humor, humorous, witty ...
Plot: hospital, couple relations, love affair, against the odds, terminal illness, opposites attract, parents and children, introspection, fall in love, dysfunctional family, family problems, romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Independence Day (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mary Ann Taylor loves the comforts of her hometown in Mercury, Texas. She has a steady job as a waitress in her father's diner, yet she can't help but feel unfulfilled by a life of pouring coffee and grilling hamburgers. Mary Ann's ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, small town, dream, waitress, romance, hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance, siblings relations, moral dilemma, small town life, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Seducing Maarya (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Vijay Chatterjee is a lonely widower and a successful restaurateur in Montreal. His thoroughly Westernized son Ashish works at his father's eatery but is more interested in the rock band that he started with his friend Michael. One day, Vijay ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: love triangle, opposites attract, interracial relations, social differences, society, fall in love, couple relations, haunted by the past, couples, family relations, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 419
Touch Me (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Bridgette is an actress teaching aerobics, and she falls in love with idle playboy Adam, who runs his father's gym. One day she finds out that one of her ex-lovers died of AIDS and, thinking that Adam is having an affair with another woman, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: romance, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, feminism, impossible love, twentysomething life, fall in love, love affair, love triangle, terminal illness, plague, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Only Thrill (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small-town store owner with a comatose wife shares a long-term relationship with his seamstress.
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, contemplative, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, hospital, small town, widow, seamstress, fall in love, bittersweet, society, youth, single parent, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s, 1990s ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 200
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, realistic, emotional, tense
Plot: love triangle, social differences, love affair, lifestyle, couples, social relations, friendship, fall in love, romance, society, rivalry, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Last Word (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An odd-but-gifted poet, Evan Merck (Wes Bentley, 'American Beauty') makes his living writing suicide notes for the soon-to-be departed. So when he meets Charlotte (Winona Ryder, 'Girl, Interrupted'), the free-spirited sister of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, romance, writer's life, fall in love, dysfunctional family, family problems, opposites attract, unlikely couple, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz, mountain, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hitched for the Holidays (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A couple of single adults agree to pose as each others significant other throughout the holidays to keep their meddling families from harassing them, only to find that their feelings for each other are real.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, romance, fall in love, family relations, couples, holiday, family gatherings, couple relations, love and romance, singleness, pretend relationship, hanukkah
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Playboys (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: love, sin, circus, fall in love, small town, small town life, romance, society, pregnancy, social relations, human nature, jealousy ...
Time: 50s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Christmas in August (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a quiet corner of Seoul, Jung-won runs a small photo studio. A humble shack passed down from his widower father, the studio is a space where Jung-won goes about his daily routine of dealing with fussy customers, enlarging photos of class ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, friendship, fall in love, maid, family relations, tragic hero, single parent, teenage love, tragic love, love affair, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Here on Earth (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A rich college kid is taught a lesson after a joy ride ends up destroying a country restaurant.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love triangle, terminal illness, romance, social differences, teenage life, youth, couples, rich and poor, fall in love, coming of age, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 665
Cupid & Cate (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cate has a small boutique where she sells vintage clothes. She is dating some snob whose mother thinks that Cate is a second class citizen because of her line of work. Harry meets Cate and they fall in love instantly. Francesca is a doctor who finds ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: looking for love, fall in love, family problems, family relations, breakup, couples, romance, love and romance, couple relations, human spirit, male female relationship, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Widow on the Hill (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A sexy young hospice nurse, is hired by a wealthy man to care for his sick wife who eventually dies. When the nurse becomes the widower's new bride and then he dies suspiciously leaving his vast fortune to the new Mrs., his daughter becomes ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: terminal illness, manipulation, investigation, manipulations, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, cons and scams, murder, parents and children, power relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An amnesiac youth tries to piece together his past, but what he discovers may jeopardize his future.
Style: contemplative, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: clinic, hospital, terminal illness, memory, patient, twins, parents and children, friendship, teenage life, family relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Finding Christmas (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mother Ryan has just about given up on dating after her divorce, happily accepting her young son as the most important man in her life. That all changes when Ryan's brother Owen, also feeling unlucky in love after a bad breakup, swaps ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, couples, fall in love, single parent, family relations, looking for love, romance, small town, kiss, repairman, gold digger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, waitress, desert, single mother, bittersweet, love and romance, youth, life is a bitch, romance, betrayal, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 888
Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, fall in love, youth, best friends, small town life, self discovery, couple relations, teenage love, small town, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 7K
Mr. Jones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, terminal illness, mental illness, opposites attract, hospital, romance, forbidden love, love affair, doctors and patients, fall in love, rehabilitation, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Bread, My Sweet (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dominic works round the clock: nights making biscotti for his family's bakery in a working-class Italian neighborhood in Pittsburgh, then days downtown where he's a specialist in firing people at a company that negotiates mergers. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, best friends, fall in love, looking for love, unfulfilled love, family life, family problems, dream come true, couples, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: humorous, captivating, touching, sentimental, offbeat ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, americana, love triangle, friendship, youth, society, family relations, fall in love, human nature, working class, grownups ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Under the Greenwood Tree (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in a rustic English village in the mid 19th century, Under The Greenwood Tree tells the story of a poor young man who falls for a middle-class schoolteacher and attempts to win her over.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: village life, social differences, forbidden love, wooing, love and romance, fall in love, choir, unfulfilled love, looking for love, romance, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%