Movies like Cole

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Cole (2009)
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Cole (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small town youth finds fulfillment and romance in a big city's creative writing course, but feels obliged to sacrifice them when his sister's home life deteriorates in his absence.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: interracial romance, small town, interracial relations, fall in love, follow your dream, self discovery, social differences, ambition, youth, love and romance, couples, dysfunctional family, family problems, human nature, small town life, hopes, coming of age, bittersweet, dull life, unlikely couple, interracial couple, writer's life, unfulfillment, school, university ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, british columbia

Most similar movies to Cole

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, couples, family relations, romance, youth, family problems and fall in love mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Cole: Cafe Setareh (2006), This Is My Father (1998), Strangers (2007), See Girl Run (2012), Christmas (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, couples, love and romance, romance, couple relations, hopes, unfulfilled love, society, human nature, family problems, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
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95%
This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, ...
Style: sexy, realistic, touching, sentimental, breathtaking ...
Plot: love, romance, coming of age, small town, bittersweet, irish, runaway, multiple storylines, unlikely friendships, adaptation, mentor, marriage ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, illinois, california, chicago illinois, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, impossible love, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, romance, couples, friendship, unfulfilled love, wartime life, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, germany, france, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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See Girl Run (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: What happens when a 30-something woman allows life's "what ifs" to overwhelm her appreciation for what life actually is. Disregarding her current obligations, she digs into her romantic past in hopes of invigorating her present.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, small town, unfulfillment, ex lover, love and romance, family relations, coming of age, dull life, thirtysomething life, small town life, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alejandro and Aurora, two young students, leave Santiago and are on their way to spend Christmas with family in Aurora. At the foot of the Andes, the frustrations of Alejandro and Aurora’s doubts about her sexual identity cause tension. The two ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, youth, young lovers, family problems, friends, introspection, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, love and romance, hopes, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, unlikely couple, terminal illness, youth, couples, culture clash, society, social differences, interracial relations, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cambodia, germany, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: sexy, emotional, scary, disturbing, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, romance, working class, farce, sexualized violence, transformation, homeless, corruption, disaster, old love, waitress, brothers ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The One That Got Away (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Joanna, recently divorced, decided to return with her daughter to the town where she was born. There, she confronts the memories of the past when he meets his former lover, now married.
Style: captivating, sentimental, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: gossip, divorce, fish out of water, small town, romance, homecoming, fall in love, couples, family relations, lawyer, theft, lifetime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Satin Rouge (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, Lilia's life revolves solely around her teenage daughter, Salma. Whilst looking for Salma late one night, Lilia stumbles upon a belly dance cabaret and though initially reserved and taken aback by the culture of ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nightclub, cabaret, starting over, self discovery, fall in love, hopes, introspection, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
A Common Thread (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: French drama, the debut film from writer-director Eléonore Faucher. Teenager Claire (Lola Naymark) discovers she is pregnant and decides to keep it a secret. Abandoning her dead-end supermarket job, she is taken on as an apprentice by couturiere ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage pregnancy, pregnancy, coming of age, small town, friendship, life is a bitch, family problems, teenage life, single parent, youth, human nature, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Not Easily Broken (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A car accident and shifting affections test the bond between a married couple.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, uplifting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ambition, couples, hopes, love and romance, family problems, relationship vs career, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, african american protagonist, christian, black cast ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Summer Games (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of an adult and a teenage couple during a brief summer holiday by the sea. While Nic's parents remain trapped in a precarious mutual dependency despite repeated attempts at reconciliation, their 12-year-old son tries to come to terms ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family problems, love and romance, family relations, resort, parents and children, father son relationship, teenage girl, husband wife relationship, teenage boy, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Square Dance (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An awkward 13-year-old (Winona Ryder) leaves her cranky grandfather (Jason Robards) in rural Texas, to live with her mother (Jane Alexander) in Fort Worth.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, estranged family member, young love, countryside, disabled child, social misfits, young lovers, love and romance, starting over, hopes, single parent, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Summer of Sangaile (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Lithuania, France, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. She meets a girl her age at the summer aeronautical show, nearby her parents' lakeside villa. Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret and in the process finds in her ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: lesbian love, coming of age, lesbian, teenage girl, summer vacation, teenage love, self discovery, lesbian relationship, romance, youth, love affair, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Finn's Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dr. Finn Jeffries plays a new stepmother to her deceased lover's daughter Zelly. She also took over her lover's abortion clinic that is being protested by increasingly violent "pro-lifer's". The movie covers, teenage angst, ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, family life, teenage life, parents and children, rebelliousness, human spirit, family relations, love and romance, hopes, romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Charms for the Easy Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of three women who live in a North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, small town life, family relations, family life, fall in love, homecoming, social relations, family problems, couples, estrangement, healing power, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Love Hurts (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Renata is a young high-class girl and Ulises is a poor guy. They both fall in love, but they must fight against everyone, specially Renata's rich parents, who want to stop their love by sending her to Canada. The story remarks the difference ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, poverty, wealth, against the odds, forbidden love, social differences, young lovers, romance, society, youth, family problems, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico city, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, feminist film ...
Plot: family life, family problems, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, small town, infidelity, human nature, unfulfillment, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, death of father ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
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Sugar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, sexy ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming of age, coming out, lgbt, lifestyle, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, fall in love, romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Felix and Meira (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young married woman from Montreal's Orthodox Jewish community finds freedom from the strictures of her faith through her relationship with a young man who is mourning the death of his estranged father.
Style: realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: unlikely couple, society, fall in love, religions or cults, infidelity, jewish, love story, romance, social differences, friendship, re-education, propaganda ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, brooklyn new york city, venice, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Mademoiselle Chambon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Véronique Chambon (Sandrine Kiberlain), a single schoolteacher and Jean (Vincent Lindon), discover an unexpected bond that causes them to question the direction of their lives. They move in different social circles but their relationship develops ...
Style: serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, fall in love, obsession, infidelity, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, small town, social differences, teacher, love and romance ...
Place: france, europe
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68%
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The Goob (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: We’re in the middle of a heat-wave in Fenland England. Goob Taylor has spent each of his sixteen summers helping Mum run the transport cafe and harvest the surrounding beet fields. When Mum shacks up with swarthy stock-car supremo and ladies’ ...
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage love, youth, small town, parents and children, teenage boy, 16 year old, friendship, summer, teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: love, circus, sin, romance, society, fall in love, small town, small town life, social relations, pregnancy, human nature, theatrical troupe ...
Time: 50s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
 6.0
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Flying Home (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Colin, an ambitious young American businessman, has a deal with a potential client, a rich Arab sheikh who is a passionate pigeon fancier. The sheikh has tried several times to buy a champion pigeon, but the owner continues to stubbornly refuse his ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, hidden identity, young lovers, fall in love, fish out of water, dishonesty, romance, disorder, couples, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, hopes, elderly, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family problems, aging, youth, parents and children, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Musical Chairs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When his dancer partner, Mia, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando persuades her to train for an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing contest
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, romance, couples, follow your dream, lifestyle, dance school, against the odds, human spirit, society, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.7
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Pop Star (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When talented young singer, Roxie Santos, meets music producer, Eddie Marz, he promises her an amazing new lifestyle and a future record deal. All he needs her to do is first lend her voice to a celebrity with no singing talent. However, when things ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: musician's life, follow your dream, desire for fame, teenage life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage love, youth, love and romance, artists and showbiz, romance, music band ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: widow, hospital, small town, infidelity, bittersweet, couples, family relations, family problems, social relations, youth, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Regarding Billy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: After Billy's parents are killed he moves home to care for his little brother Johnny, who is mentally challenged. Together the two struggle through the loss of their parents. Meanwhile, Billy's best friend from childhood, Dean, has moved ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay soldier, family relations, gender, best friends, friendship, love and romance, youth, couples, family problems, disability, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main attraction, Alva Starr. Alva and Owen then try to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, railway, adolescence, mother daughter relationship, mental disorder, revenge, family relations, betrayal, social relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, australia, usa, tennessee, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%