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How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
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How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that Hy and Glady Joe are members of a group of passionate quilters, and over the course of her visit she is regaled with tales of love and life by women who have collected rich experiences and much wisdom.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, light, emotional, sweet, melancholic, talky, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, marriage, friendship, romance, grandmother, love, women, advice, adultery, stereotypes, americana, marriage proposal, family life, self discovery, parents and children, graduation, unlikely friendships, bittersweet, female protagonist, wedding, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, woman, interracial romance, nude model ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, north carolina, paris france, northern california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and feel good films with plots about women, life philosophy, catastrophe, destiny, mentor, culture clash and adaptation mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like How to Make an American Quilt: Steel Magnolias (1989), The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), Mermaids (1990), Circle of Friends (1995), Hope Floats (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sad, compassionate ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: women, female friendship, small town, wedding, family relations, friendship, terminal illness, life philosophy, diabetic, parents and children, loss of daughter, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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100%
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, intense, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, mother daughter relationship, mental illness, dysfunctional family, playwright, estrangement, american south, relationships, secret society, family problems, family relations, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new york
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100%
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: feel good, sentimental, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, looking for love, love and romance, professor, love, wedding, literature, friendship, mathematics, self discovery, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, london, venice, paris france, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Mermaids (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: feel good, touching, sweet, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, mother daughter relationship, small town, romance, teenager, father daughter relationship, loneliness, single parent, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: 60s, year 1964, 20th century, year 1963
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: emotional, sentimental, realistic, sexy, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, small town, college, friendship, romance, betrayal, college life, adaptation, love affair, student, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, small town, starting over, family relations, infidelity, family problems, couples, love, love story, happy ending, single father, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Moonstruck (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cher is devastatingly funny, sinuous and beautiful as Loretta, an unlucky-in-love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she meets - and falls hopelessly in ...
Style: sexy, romantic, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: love story, love, romance, infidelity, love triangle, female protagonist, marriage, relationships, family, love and romance, adaptation, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, italy, usa, europe, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Reality Bites (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize ...
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, love triangle, romance, best friends, teenager, coming of age, roommate, unlikely friendships, love, twentysomething life, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, new jersey, texas, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Where the Heart Is (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: starting over, teenage pregnancy, small town, pregnancy, coming of age, single parent, friendship, youth, love and romance, family relations, power of love, women ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, california, usa, maine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Catch and Release (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Gray Wheeler just lost everything. But it could be the best thing that ever happened to her. After the death of her fiancé, Gray moves in with her late love's best friends. While Sam and Dennis do their best to cheer Gray up, Fritz ...
Style: sentimental, sexy, melancholic, inspirational, tragicomedy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, romance, infidelity, secrets, starting over, love triangle, family relations, self discovery, death in the family, love story, secret, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, los angeles, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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You've Got Mail (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet – both blissfully unaware that he's putting her out of business.
Style: feel good, touching, sweet, sentimental, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: romance, fall in love, love, happy ending, destiny, unlikely couple, hidden identity, online dating, bookstore, rivalry, platonic, dog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, emotional, feel good, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, friendship, lesbian, small town life, self discovery, feminism, midlife crisis, tomboy, cannibalism, women, domestic violence, lesbian subtext ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: alabama, southern usa, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined ...
Style: sexy, touching, melancholic, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, divorce, romance, african american woman, adultery, black woman, love story, husband wife relationship, infidelity, looking for love, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Angie (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This ...
Style: intense, sentimental, touching, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, self discovery, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, human nature, women, wedding, working class, female protagonist, eccentricity, disaster ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 30K
Now and Then (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, women, female friendship, small town, best friends, youth, teenager, teenage life, childhood, friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1991 ...
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Picture Perfect (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.
Style: romantic, feel good, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: career woman, romance, manipulation, wedding, employer employee relationship, female protagonist, destiny, happy ending, workplace romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: light, sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, romance, teenager, commitment, friendship, small town life, teenage life, siblings relations, love and romance, adultery, pizza ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, london, england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four young women continue the journey toward adulthood that began with "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." Now three years later, these lifelong friends embark on separate paths for their first year of college and the summer beyond, ...
Style: romantic, feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, love story, teenager, romance, coming of age, college, relationships, best friend, women, love and romance, best friends, greek island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, london, new jersey, vermont, rhode island ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: romantic, sexy, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, marriage, love, older man younger woman relationship, pregnancy, relationships, mentor, technology, secrets, multiple storylines, love story, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: boston, massachusetts, caribbean, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: pregnancy, parenthood, romance, self discovery, couple relations, baby, friendship, parents and children, family life, couples, marriage, teenager ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5K
For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, romance, teenager, adoption, high school, unlikely friendships, justice, stereotypes, happy ending, underdog, multiple storylines ...
Time: 80s
Place: wisconsin, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, feel good, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, wedding, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, family relations, justice, fall in love, parents and children, society, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Same Time, Next Year (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year. ...
Style: sexy, talky, feel good, clever, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: infidelity, adultery, betrayal, cheating, polyamory, bittersweet, marriage, parenthood, small town, writers, adaptation, love ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: happy ending, love, relationships, women, romance, divorce, infidelity, life, bittersweet, couple relations, writers, marriage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: romantic, sweet, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, romance, teenage love, wedding, coming of age, youth, love and romance, society, family problems, looking for love, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: sentimental, romantic, light, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, romance, christmas, extramarital affair, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, love story, women ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Something to Talk About (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In one of her best-ever roles, Julia Roberts is Grace, whose reaction to the infidelities of Eddie (Dennis Quaid) turns the lives and loves of the people around her into something like falling dominoes. Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Kyra Sedgwick ...
Style: talky, feel good, satirical, light, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, horse, romance, family relations, infidelity, female protagonist, women, family problems, adulterous husband, family life, human nature, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant her boyfriend has kicked her out. She accidentaly ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The train wrecks and she wakes up in the hosptial to find out that ...
Style: touching, feel good, romantic, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, pregnancy, love and romance, romance, women, couples, family relations, disorder, society, babies and infants, dishonesty, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, new jersey, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: light, melancholic, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, wedding, children, parenthood, family life, happy ending, family bonds, family relations, love affair, romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: poland, paris france, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cafe, restaurant, romance, true love, love, male female relationship, life philosophy, friendship, starting over, self discovery, waitress, ex convict ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%