Movies like Dear John

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Dear John (2010)
 6.3
 123K
Dear John (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sergeant John Tyree is home on a 2 week leave from Germany. He meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off the pier. John falls in love with Savannah who is a student on spring break helping build a house for Habitat for Humanity. A romance occurs and Savannah falls deeply in love with John. She promises to write John overseas until he returns.
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sincere, sweet, emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: young lovers, love and romance, true love, couple relations, love affair, soldier, love, romance, couples, lovers reunited, breakup, love letter, father son relationship, romantic rivalry, fall in love, life philosophy, moral dilemma, breaking up with girlfriend, army, betrayal, military life, youth, sacrifice, war, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, ireland

Most similar movies to Dear John

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, romantic and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, love, relationships, happy ending, dialogue and catastrophe mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Dear John: The Best of Me (2014), The Notebook (2004), The Longest Ride (2015), The Lucky One (2012), The Vow (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 56K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, unfulfilled love, love and romance, lovers reunited, small town, road not taken, love affair, forbidden love, unfulfillment, young lovers, destiny, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 453K
The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, love and romance, young lovers, love affair, love story, love triangle, power of love, lovers reunited, social differences, romance, fall in love, loss of loved one ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
97%
The Longest Ride (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man as he reflects back on a lost love while he's trapped in an automobile crash.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: bull riding, love affair, art student, cowboy, romance, love, love story, injury, young adult, love and romance, couples, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, year 1941, 1940s
Place: north carolina, hawaii, new jersey, vienna, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 90K
The Lucky One (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive-a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Learning her name is Beth and where she lives, he shows ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: true love, love affair, destiny, obsessive quest, loss of loved one, bomb explosion, iraq veteran, romance, love and romance, soldier, escapades, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, new orleans, middle east, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 167K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, Australia, UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, memory loss, love and romance, marriage, romance, amnesia, hopes, couple relations, newlyweds, couples, destiny, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, romantic, sad ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, true love, first love, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, terminal illness, fall in love, youth, first kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 187K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, dealing with death, family relations, death, loss of spouse, letter, romance, couples, widow widower, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 96K
Love, Rosie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Since the moment they met at age 5, Rosie and Alex have been best friends, facing the highs and lows of growing up side by side. A fleeting shared moment, one missed opportunity, and the decisions that follow send their lives in completely different ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, true love, couple relations, road not taken, best friends, love affair, youth, destiny, friends, best friends in love, teenage life, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, england, usa, boston, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 126K
Remember Me (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, surprise ending, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, 9/11, death in the family, suicide, romance, loss of parent, parents and children, loss of loved one, college student, father daughter relationship, dealing with death, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, year 2001
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Message in a Bottle (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder whose wife died tragically early. As a deep and mutual attraction blossoms, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: bottle, romance, single parent, haunted by the past, sailing, anonymous letter, sailboat, love letter, love, fall in love, divorce, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, virginia, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 28K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, fall in love, couple relations, romance, couples, love, love and romance, cheating, opposites attract, girl next door, small town, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Legends of the Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, sibling relationship, friendship, conflict, revenge, father son estrangement, father son relationship, death, sibling rivalry, lovers, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In Love and War (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After teenage ambulance driver Ernest Hemingway (Chris O'Donnell) takes shrapnel in the leg during World War I, he falls in love with Agnes von Kurowsky (Sandra Bullock), a beautiful older nurse at the hospital where he's sent to recover. ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, romance, war, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, couples, soldier, hopes, military hospital, nurse ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, italy, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 33K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, opposites attract, adolescence, high school, first love, youth, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, romance, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 71K
The Last Song (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, youth, fall in love, rock, love and romance, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, vacation, estrangement, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, ireland, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, marriage crisis, infidelity, middle age romance, true love, love story, love, midlife crisis, life philosophy, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 157K
Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, disability, fall in love, love story, romance, wheelchair, depression, caregiver, small town, loneliness, death wish, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Autumn in New York (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane - New York restaurateur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding. Charlotte is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, true love, terminal illness, unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, love, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, womanizer, love of one's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 54K
Like Crazy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, parents, chair, customs, blogger, couple relations, romance, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, couples, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Letters to Juliet (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered "letter to Juliet" -- one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover's Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by a the "secretaries of Juliet" -- ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sweet, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: letter, love and romance, love affair, looking for love, romance, youth, love triangle, unfulfilled love, couple relations, couples, grandparent and grandchild, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, new york, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 13K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love story, romance, cancer, couple relations, human nature, leukemia, parents and children, social differences, unfulfillment, father son relationship, life & death, doctors ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 74K
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced ...
Style: sentimental, touching, road movie, scenic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, fall in love, hopes, introspection, female protagonist, love affair, love, travel, lifestyle change, divorce, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, india, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control when her secret letters to every boy she's ever fallen for are mysteriously mailed out.
Style: sweet, touching, romantic, sincere, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: first love, love and romance, high school, youth, couples, happy ending, high school student, love letter, teenage girl, escapades, sister sister relationship, teenage boy ...
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 37K
Endless Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
Style: sexual, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, teenage love, forbidden love, love, love affair, teenage life, couple relations, tragic love, desire, romance, couples, lust ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young ...
Style: emotional, romantic, classic literature, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, young lovers, family feud, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, fall in love, true love, secret love, parents and children, love ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 78K
Sweet November (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, tragic love, self discovery, terminal illness, romance, workaholic, love and romance, opposites attract, changing lives, change of heart, life & death, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, breakup, couple relations, fall in love, couples, unfulfilled love, heartache, love, life philosophy, architect, friendship, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.8
 6K
Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: sexual, serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, obsession, young lovers, coming of age, romance, mental illness, couple relations, destructive relationship, love affair, parents and children, teenage love, tragic love ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 210
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love, lawyer, polio, fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, young lovers, forbidden love, infidelity, tragic love, true love, lovers reunited ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Violets Are Blue... (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After fifteen years of traveling around the world Gussie (Spacek), a famous photographer, returns to the Maryland coastal resort where she grew up
Style: sentimental, serious, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, romance, reunion, high school, dealing with death, college, looking for love, true love, destiny, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, midlife crisis ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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