Movies like Frankie Starlight

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Frankie Starlight (1995)
 6.5
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Frankie Starlight (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The quirky story of a young boy's adventures growing up with his stunningly beautiful mother and the two very different men who love her.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, realistic, talky, wistful, complex, visually appealing, melancholic, based on true events ...
Plot: family relations, world war two, forbidden love, romance, self discovery, family life, couple relations, love triangle, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, death in the family, unfulfillment, stowaway, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, writers, mother son relationship, ship, friendship, writer's life, disability, soldier, manhood, couples ...
Time: post world war two
Place: ireland, france, europe, texas

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Most similar movies to Frankie Starlight

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and romantic films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, betrayal, death and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Frankie Starlight: Closing the Ring (2007), American Wake (2004), Talk of Angels (1998), This Is My Father (1998), The Land Girls (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Closing the Ring (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During the 1940s, a group of young men go off to war, leaving behind Ethel Ann, who is in love with one of them, Teddy. In modern-day Belfast, a man named Jimmy endeavors to return a ring found in the wreckage of a crashed plane. He travels to ...
Style: serious, touching, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: world war two, romance, couple relations, death in the family, couples, optimism, wartime life, parents and children, family relations, family problems, love and romance, battle ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
American Wake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A musician and a fireman work against certain expectations in order to pursue their respective dreams.
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, love affair, self discovery, forbidden love, hopes, family relations, human nature, musician's life, romance, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.0
 774
Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, love affair, fall in love, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, europe, ireland, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, social relations, family relations, couples, family problems, family in crisis, couple relations, love and romance, society ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, chicago illinois, illinois, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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The Land Girls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: countryside, world war two, friendship, hopes, fall in love, war, romance, working class, society, soldier, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, britain, united kingdom, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.0
 15K
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: sentimental, romantic, touching, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, leukemia, couple relations, life & death, fall in love, unfulfillment, social differences, parents and children, human nature, doctors ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Polish Wedding (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film centers on a big Polish family. Jadzia is the mother and the ruler of the Pzoniak family (she has five children). Though she's happily married to Bolek, she is also having a long-time affair with Roman. Her young daughter Hala is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, wedding, pregnancy, family relations, children, family life, romance, love affair, couples, parents and children, coming of age, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, detroit, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Map of the Human Heart (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, UK, Canada, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fantastic improbabilities, happenstance and the undying bridge of love are part of this romantic fantasy about an Inuit who crosses years, oceans and the ravages of WWII to find his childhood love, a Metis girl, but finds that their cultures are the ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, map, love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), tuberculosis, inuit, snowmobile, bittersweet, friendship, romance, destiny, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 90s, year 1965, year 1941 ...
Place: canada, england, germany, montreal quebec canada, montreal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, parents and children, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martha Horgan is a withdrawn, mentally disabled woman who lives with her aunt, Frances. One of Martha's unusual traits is that she doesn't lie, a quality that leads to her getting fired from a dry-cleaning shop thanks to the actions of the ...
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: aunt, crimes, repairman, betrayal, romance, murder, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, dishonesty, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Pavilion of Women (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: China, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With World War 2 looming, a prominent family in China must confront the contrasting ideas of traditionalism, communism and Western thinking, while dealing with the most important ideal of all: love and its meaning in society.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: forbidden love, interracial romance, culture clash, fall in love, social differences, society, parents and children, couple relations, political unrest, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, contemplative, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, family relations, injustice, interracial relations, racism, culture clash, war, romance, love, interracial romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: north dakota, los angeles, seattle, usa, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 192
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: serious, realistic, sincere, romantic
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, love and romance, writer's life, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 3K
Strayed (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fleeing the June 1940 arrival of Hitler's army in Paris, a young war widow and her two children are rescued from dive-bombing German fighters by a cocky, reckless teenager. He finds them refuge in an abandoned house, but despite the fact that ...
Style: sincere, touching, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman teenage boy sex, world war two, survival, friendship, refugee, wartime life, love affair, teenage life, life is a bitch, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france, paris france, europe, riviera, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.6
 3K
Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, life is a bitch, couple relations, hopes, society, resistance, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: prague, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, hitchhiker, domestic violence, starting over, couple relations, love affair, human nature, parents and children, destructive relationship, self discovery, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new york state, haiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Run of the Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Irish lad (Matt Keeslar) who fled from his oppressive, widowed father (Albert Finney) falls for a girl (Victoria Smurfit) from an affluent family.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, coming of age, ira, family relations, politics, father son relationship, strained relationship, police officer, countryside, romance, single parent, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Razor's Edge (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: He had everything and wanted nothing. He learned that he had nothing and wanted everything. He saved the world and then it shattered. The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor's edge.
Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: soldier, wedding, murder, enlightenment, redemption, friendship, starting over, haunted by the past, introspection, self discovery, world war one, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s
Place: india, paris france, europe, himalaya, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
 257K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, tragic love, world war two, false accusation, innocence, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, life is a bitch, love and romance, siblings relations, lovers apart, injustice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 4K
Swing Shift (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1941 America Kay and her husband are happy enough until he enlists after Pearl Harbor. Against his wishes, his wife takes a job at the local aircraft plant where she meets Hazel, the singer from across the way the two soon become firm friends and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, romance, friendship, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, couples, factory, husband wife relationship, wartime, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941, 1950s ...
Place: germany, poland, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, small town, romance, coming of age, pregnancy, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a Greek fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander. The film is based on a novel about an Italian soldier's experiences during the Italian occupation of the Greek ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: italian army, resistance fighter, italian soldier, romance, war, love and romance, world war two, wartime life, fall in love, social relations, impossible love, island ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: greece, europe, albania, rome italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, bittersweet, love and romance, couples, family relations, wedding, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, love triangle, funeral, diary, romance, virginity, power of love, looking for love, love affair, love and romance, love letter ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1870s, post world war one ...
Place: colombia, paris france, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: touching, erotic, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfilled love, love affair, filmmaking, couples, couple relations, fall in love, lovers reunited ...
Place: europe, italy, paris france, france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Falling in Love Again (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harry and Sue Lewis met in the 40s as teenagers living in the Bronx. He was an aspiring architect, she was the most beautiful girl in school, and both had a fondness for bran muffins. They fell in love, got married, moved to Los Angeles, and had two ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: reunion, love, high school reunion, midlife crisis, romance, couple relations, couples, infidelity, lifestyle, self discovery, memory, road trip ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Edge of Love (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Edge of love is a love story of two feisty women and a brilliant, charismatic poet who love both women. One woman Vera Phillips who is his first love and whom he lost for ten year, while other one is his present wife Caitlin who is adventurous ...
Style: captivating, romantic, sincere, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, pregnancy, infidelity, poet, unfulfillment, intrigue, couple relations, dishonesty, romance, jealousy, marriage, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 509
Feast of July (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an abandoned young woman in late 19th Century England is taken in by a rural couple with three handsome sons, tragic consequences result.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, intense, talky ...
Plot: pregnancy, soldier, family relations, down on your luck, couple relations, wartime life, love triangle, tragic hero, romance, love and romance, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, dublin ireland, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 4K
Firelight (1997)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: governess, love affair, family relations, love and romance, reunion, parents and children, fall in love, couples, hopes, estate, couple relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era, 1840s, 1830s
Place: england, europe, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Man Who Cried (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young refugee travels from Russia to America in search of her lost father and falls in love with a gypsy horseman.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, lyrical, intense ...
Plot: anti semitism, family relations, adoption, gypsy, culture clash, love and romance, fall in love, world war two, society, lifestyle, parents and children, social relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia, england, france, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%