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, gloomy, realistic
Plot: small town, interracial relations, self discovery, ambition, fall in love, follow your dream, social differences, youth, love and romance, hopes, dysfunctional family, family problems, human nature, couples, small town life, dull life, coming of age, bittersweet, unlikely couple, interracial romance, writer's life, unfulfillment, school, domestic violence, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, youth, family problems, hopes and bittersweet 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: psychological, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, hopes, human nature, family problems, couple relations, romance, unfulfilled love, couples, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: bittersweet, small town, romance, coming of age, family problems, couples, social relations, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, chicago illinois, illinois, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.6
 453
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, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: impossible love, fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, life is a bitch, hopes, couples, unfulfilled love, wartime life, friendship, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.2
 1K
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: touching, realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, unfulfillment, small town, ex lover, love and romance, family relations, dull life, thirtysomething life, small town life, crumbling marriage, walking a dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.1
 259
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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: young lovers, youth, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, introspection, family problems, friends, self discovery, love and romance, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, unlikely couple, hopes, interracial relations, fall in love, culture clash, couples, life is a bitch, social differences, youth, society, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, germany, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 863
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, estranged family member, teenager, young love, starting over, young lovers, society, siblings relations, innocence lost, love affair, adolescence vs adulthood, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, small town life, family relations, family life, fall in love, homecoming, family problems, healing power, love and romance, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Empty Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The second film from Aarón Fernández is a Spain-Mexico-France co-production already screened as part of Films in Progress at the 60th edition of the Festival. On the desolate coast of Veracruz, young Sebastián, 17, has to run his uncle's ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, youth, teenage life, seduction, seaside, motel, couples, bittersweet, innocence lost, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cabaret, nightclub, self discovery, fall in love, starting over, destructive relationship, hopes, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage pregnancy, coming of age, pregnancy, small town, life is a bitch, friendship, embroidery, single parent, teenage life, youth, family problems, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 375
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, love and romance, family problems, dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, resort, father son relationship, teenage boy, fight, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: sentimental, realistic, emotional, serious, uplifting
Plot: hopes, family problems, love and romance, couples, relationship vs career, ambition, couple relations, crumbling marriage, infidelity, african american protagonist, bittersweet, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.1
 247
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: emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, youth, hopes, romance, family relations, teenage life, family life, parents and children, human spirit, rebelliousness, bittersweet, clinic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ...
Plot: teenage love, self discovery, coming of age, romance, youth, love affair, lesbian relationship, follow your dream, fall in love, countryside, teenage girl, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: fall in love, unlikely couple, society, religions or cults, infidelity, love story, romance, social differences, friendship, bittersweet, love and romance, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, family relations, family problems, unfulfillment, small town, social differences, teacher, family in crisis ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 1K
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, sentimental, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage love, youth, parents and children, small town, teenage boy, 16 year old, friendship, summer, family problems, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 5K
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, feel good, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, fish out of water, fall in love, hidden identity, young lovers, dishonesty, romance, disorder, couples, couple relations, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 1K
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 ⇓
36%
 5.6
 2K
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: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming of age, coming out, friendship, self discovery, fall in love, teenage life, lifestyle, drug abuse, romance, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Walking on Water (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Friends and family gather around the death bed of Gavin, where they assist in the dying man's suicide. But though Gavin's pain has been laid to rest, the grief felt by everyone there has only begun, and Walking on Water compassionately ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, youth, love and romance, family problems, couples, tragic love, introspection, dysfunctional family, death in the family, young lovers, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, hopes, elderly, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Regarding Billy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 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, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, gender, best friends, youth, love and romance, family problems, disability, couples, death in the family, homecoming, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, iraq, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 280
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, sentimental, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, romance, couples, dance school, against the odds, human spirit, lifestyle, follow your dream, society, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
33%
 6.6
 191
Sons & Lovers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Filmmaker Stephen Whittaker adapts author D.H. Lawrence's simmering tale of sex, love, and family. In the years leading up to World War I, the problems faced by many families were uncannily similar to the issues that mankind would still be ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, romantic
Plot: self discovery, family relations, writer's life, crumbling marriage, love and romance, romance, parents and children, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, unfulfillment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 2K
Hidden Away (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At the age of 14 the world around you changes at a dizzying speed. But what if actually it's you that changing? What if these changes take you away from what up until now, has been your world? Ibrahim and Rafa are going to suffer these changes ...
Style: sincere, touching, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: gay teenager, gay love, gay, unlikely couple, gay romance, teenage love, teenage life, self discovery, closeted gay, fall in love, social differences, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
32%
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: family relations, small town, dysfunctional family, betrayal, revenge, romance, coming of age, youth, vengeance, infidelity, obsession, destructive relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s
Place: mississippi, australia, tennessee, usa, mississippi river ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%