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 5.9
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Hope Floats (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but she's faced with petty old acquaintances who are thrilled to see Birdee unhappy -- except for her friend Justin. As he helps Birdee get back on her feet, love begins to blossom.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, romantic, sweet, emotional, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, telegram, costume, funeral, pond, dog, starting over, romance, high school, couple relations, parents and children, hometown, loss, fall in love, love and romance, infidelity, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, lovers reunited, small town life, hopes, youth, family problems, retirement home ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, chicago illinois, new jersey, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and romantic films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, fall in love, love, mentor and destiny mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Hope Floats: Eat Pray Love (2010), The Notebook (2004), P.S. I Love You (2007), Bed of Roses (1996), Crazy from the Heart (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 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, scenic, romantic, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, fall in love, hopes, introspection, love affair, lifestyle change, female protagonist, divorce, depression, midlife crisis, solitude ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, indonesia, italy, rome italy
⇓ 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, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, young lovers, love and romance, love affair, love triangle, power of love, lovers reunited, social differences, love story, fall in love, romance, loss of loved one ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ 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, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, dealing with death, death, family relations, loss of spouse, romance, couples, widow widower, letter, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.1
 7K
Bed of Roses (1996)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The seeds of love are planted when Lisa, a high-powered investment banker, receives flowers from a secret admirer. But when his fairy-tale fantasies clash with her workaholic ways, they soon find out that sometimes, it's harder than it seems ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: florist, romance, starting over, looking for love, urban, wooing, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, couples, opposites attract, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Crazy from the Heart (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small-town, high-school principal still living at home with her mother shakes up her life in a way that even she never expected when she agrees to go out on a date with her school's Hispanic janitor.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, interracial relations, love affair, romance, adult lives at home, love and romance, small town, society, youth, couples, opposites attract, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, talky, serious, 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
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Murphy's Romance (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, horse ranch, single mother, romance, single parent, divorce, starting over, unlikely couple, couple relations, eligible bachelor, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Unhook the Stars (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Widowed mother Mildred must suddenly redefine herself and find an outlet for her nurturing side when her adult daughter moves out of the family home. Though Mildred thinks she's found her purpose when her neighbor, overworked single mother ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, surrogate mother, little boy, sandwich, starting over, suburbs, self discovery, couples, family relations, friends, single parent, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, new jersey, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, parents and children, infidelity, romance, marriage crisis, midlife crisis, middle age romance, true love, love affair, love story, love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Back to You and Me (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dr. Syd has a good practice in the big city but a bad day when her terminal patient finally passes away. Her surgeon boyfriend, who has been sarcastically nick named "Mr. Personality" and "Settle For" by Syd's best friend ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: country, homecoming, small town, romance, starting over, couple relations, parents and children, reunion, small town life, estrangement, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: sincere, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, abortion, small town, college life, small town life, coming of age, pregnancy, friendship, romance, orphan, opposites attract, betrayal ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 2K
Texasville (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, americana, lovers reunited, pregnancy, reunion, best friends, single parent, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 1K
Passionada (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film is a romantic comedy about a Portuguese widow whose husband had been a fisherman who died at sea. The widow's teenage daughter wants to be a professional gambler and she convinces her mother to date a British man whose new in town. The ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, starting over, couple relations, romance, nightclub, small town, love affair, parents and children, gambling, fall in love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Love Letter (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a mysterious love letter that turns a sleepy New England town upside down.
Style: feel good, semi serious, clever, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, love letter, romance, mistaken identity, fall in love, comedy of errors, gays and lesbians, misunderstanding, couple relations, ocean or sea, looking for love, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, lovers reunited, love and romance, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 385
Lovin' Molly (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys; straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who consistently refuses to marry either of them.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, widow, farm, friendship, couple relations, polyamory, romance, love and romance, small town, couples, small town life, fall in love ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: semi serious, talky, clever, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, couple relations, friendship, urban, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, friends, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, relationships, love, happy ending, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, crumbling marriage, introspection, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.8
 1K
Gabriela (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mike is romantic and persistent, a social worker at a psychiatric clinic who falls for a new intern. Gabriela is passionate; she's also engaged; although her love for her fiance Patrick seems more fraternal than erotic, she has an overwhelming ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hospital, infidelity, love triangle, clinic, opposites attract, couple relations, romance, looking for love, parents and children, mental illness, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, terminal illness, car race, private school, teenage love, romance, love triangle, fall in love, young lovers, rich and poor, social differences, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 4K
Once Around (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful salesman, is much older than Renata. She is swept away by his ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, opposites attract, human nature, introspection, couple relations, looking for love, parents and children, eccentric family, fall in love, love and romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: caribbean, new england, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Other Sister (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, parents and children, fall in love, autism, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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 ⇓
27%
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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, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, seamstress, widow, small town, infidelity, single parent, romance, small town life, store, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 1960s ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 422
Liar's Moon (1982)
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: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: teenage love, single parent, young lovers, romance, forbidden love, small town, infidelity, parents and children, social differences, coming out, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, self discovery, love and romance, makeover, looking for love, fall in love, spinster, wedding, professor, columbia university, sex, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Bread, My Sweet (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dominic works round the clock: nights making biscotti for his family's bakery in a working-class Italian neighborhood in Pittsburgh, then days downtown where he's a specialist in firing people at a company that negotiates mergers. ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: best friends, single parent, romance, unlikely couple, womanizer, crumbling marriage, human nature, obsession, fall in love, looking for love, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, 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: gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, waitress, friendship, love triangle, romance, school, starting over, human nature, working class, introspection, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: high school, school, coming of age, tomboy, best friend, love triangle, friendship, opposites attract, romance, buddies, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 21K
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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, coming-of-age, lobster, commitment, romance, best friends, siblings relations, small town life, hopes, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, connecticut, usa, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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