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Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
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Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
Original name: Gas Food Lodging
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 drive her away.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, feminist film, enigmatic, melancholic, sexy, talky ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, waitress, desert, single mother, bittersweet, teenage life, youth, romance, family relations, couple relations, racism, betrayal, sexual abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes, map, society, human nature, couples, small town life, satellite, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico

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Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break ...
Style: emotional, sincere, romantic, sweet, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, small town, family relations, romance, dysfunctional marriage, family feud, social differences, rich and poor, americana, society, obsession, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, illinois, philadelphia
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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: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, teenager, estranged family member, young love, hopes, social misfits, young lovers, love and romance, siblings relations, innocence lost, love affair, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
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Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, teenage life, siblings relations, small town life, love and romance, hopes, graduation, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut, england, london
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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, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, hitchhiker, domestic violence, couple relations, love affair, human nature, parents and children, starting over, life is a bitch, couples, destructive relationship, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new york state, haiti, harvard university ...
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The Man in the Moon (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Maureen Trant and her younger sibling Dani share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, coming-of-age, love triangle, corporal punishment, pregnancy, small town, twins, rain, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, first love, skinny dipping ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, society, youth, sexual abuse, parents and children, small town, teenage life, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, forbidden love, village life, self discovery, family in crisis, small town life, social relations, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, chicago illinois, illinois, europe, usa ...
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60%
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: coming of age, pregnancy, small town, teenage pregnancy, life is a bitch, friendship, embroidery, family problems, teenage life, single parent, youth, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
All the Real Girls (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: contemplative, sincere, touching, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, love triangle, waitress, old love, working class, romance, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, small town life, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, touching, romantic, 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, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
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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: sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious, 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, romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
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Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 105 min.
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Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Mermaids (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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53%
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
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Desert Bloom (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet, particularly those of her troubled and alcoholic step-father. Her memories of Robin, her first-love, ...
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Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, compassionate, contemplative ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
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Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Guinevere (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, disturbing, emotional, clever ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Stella (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Barmaid Stella Claire and blueblood Stephen Dallas have very little in common -- except they've fallen in love. When their relationship fails, Stella decides to raise the child they had, Jenny, alone. But Jenny and Stella are far from the ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Liar's Moon (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Matt Dillion In East Texas, the summer after high school, Jack falls in love with Ginny, the daughter of the town's banker (Jack's mom's high school sweetheart). Ginny's been at boarding school; she's headed for Vassar. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, teenage love, single parent, romance, young lovers, youth, coming of age, society, love and romance, family relations, couples, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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