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American Wake (2004)
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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: psychological, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, self discovery, love affair, moral dilemma, romance, family relations, love and romance, hopes, human nature, musician's life, parents and children, immigrants, unfulfillment, folk, firefighter, irish, violin
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, boston

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Most similar movies to American Wake

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about love and romance, family relations, romance, couples, parents and children, fall in love and love affair mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like American Wake: The Green Chariot (2005), Heart of the Country (2013), The Blue Diner (2001), Tempted (2003), The Classic (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Green Chariot (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Emigration to Israel challenges Sasha's Jewish identity. Will love help him to go over this crisis?
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, fall in love, society, romance, love and romance, religions or cults, family relations, parents and children, immigrants, misfit, jewish, emigration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Heart of the Country (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With her husband jailed for Wall Street-based fraud, Faith has to leave behind her luxury life in New York to return home to North Carolina and the widower father and dutiful older sister she left behind. Together, they have to deal with the buried ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: family relations, romance, parents and children, homecoming, love affair, hopes, countryside, female protagonist, love and romance, getting home, sister, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.3
 114
The Blue Diner (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about food, memory, language and caskets, BLUE DINER tells the story of a Puerto Rican mother and her daughter who struggle to explain how the daughter mysteriously loses her ability to speak Spanish, her first language.
Style: psychological, sincere, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Plot: love triangle, starting over, self discovery, social decay, forbidden love, relationship vs career, estrangement, hopes, romance, parents and children, pregnancy, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.6
 405
Tempted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The strain of juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and successful paralegal have worn Emma Burke (Virginia Madsen) out. Thus it is that Emma welcomes the opportunity to briefly take leave of her Boston home and head for sunny Hawaii. It is ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, family relations, love affair, love triangle, fall in love, romance, dishonesty, parents and children, couples, last wish, infidelity, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 7.8
 8K
The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, non-linear
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, love triangle, society, romance, love affair, family relations, fall in love, young lovers, youth, diary, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.4
 872
Love Is Blind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Estonia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 30-year old Kertu has lived under her father's power her whole life. Because of her gentle nature, she is thought by locals to be a little simple-minded. The young woman makes her first timid attempt to change something in her life - she send a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: romance, fall in love, parents and children, forbidden love, society, unlikely couple, social misfits, village, family relations, village life, self discovery, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, family relations, parents and children, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.8
 323
Angora Ranch (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin is an ad executive whose father sends him on his first solo run to a place in Texas. While driving to his appointment Justin swerves to avoid a rabbit in the road and his car gets stuck in a ditch that just happens to be in front of the home ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, love affair, romance, parents and children, self discovery, jazz, farm, unlikely couple, gay relationship, homosexuality, generation gap, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 5.1
 175
Come What May (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Caleb and Rachel team up to lead the Patrick Henry College team in the intense world of collegiate moot court competition. Caleb looks to date Rachel, but she's waiting for courtship. Meanwhile, Caleb becomes caught in a moral tug-of-war ...
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: family relations, college, legal, rivalry, moral dilemma, courtroom, contests and competitions, gender, youth, redemption, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Living 'til the End (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Told by a psychic of his imminent death on his next birthday, Jack lives out the year, as a hopeless agoraphobic, until he meets a young woman who slowly coaxes him out of his self imposed bondage.
Style: touching, serious, psychological, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, bondage, couples, impossible love, destiny, supernatural ability, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
My Heart Is Yours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Some twenty years ago Sarita promised to raise her husband's love child (Shalu) together with their own daughter (Nimmi). The girls grow up as the best of friends but Sarita has never been able to forgive Shalu her background. It doesn't ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: bollywood, forbidden love, love affair, family relations, unlikely couple, fall in love, parents and children, true love, romance, opposites attract, love triangle, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: hopes, destiny, friendship, family relations, redemption, starting over, love and romance, romance, human nature, parents and children, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.8
 196
Irene in Time (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A film about the complex relationships between fathers and daughters, and the potential lifelong consequences of those relationships.
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted by the past, couples, family relations, romance, looking for love, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, strong female presence, sexual content, hopes, dating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 254
Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: terminal illness, follow your dream, hopes, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, young lovers, unfulfillment, teenage life, human nature, mother son relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Alexander the Last (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family problems, love and romance, love triangle, human nature, actor's life, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, couple relations, love affair, siblings relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 800
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 ⇓
58%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: love, love and romance, romance, forbidden love, parents and children, social differences, fall in love, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, rich and poor, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Changing Times (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Tangiers where he traveled for his work, a man finds the woman he loved, and attempts to revive their romance though it ended some 30 years earlier.
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: twins, first love, marriage, romance, lovers reunited, dysfunctional family, fall in love, forbidden love, parents and children, couples, family problems, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Ultimate Life (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his best intentions, billionaire Jason Stevens can’t find enough time to keep his beloved Alexia a priority. But when he discovers his late grandfather’s journal, he is transported back to Red Stevens’ incredible world. With everything ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, sent to the past, introspection, destiny, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, once in a lifetime opportunity, lawsuit, rags to riches, billionaire, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ...
Plot: family relations, world war two, romance, forbidden love, self discovery, family life, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, love triangle, death in the family, love and romance ...
Place: ireland, france, europe, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.0
 152
Beautiful Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ninni is sixteen and she lives in a beautiful mansion in the swedish countryside with her family.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, romance, fall in love, teenage life, countryside, parents and children, bittersweet, estate, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 189
Istanbul (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, self discovery, romance, breakup, family problems, family relations, couples, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: budapest, istanbul turkey, budapest hungary, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
49%
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violin movies
423
couples movies
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 6.3
 795
Maze (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Artist Lyle Maze is reconciled to a life without romance thanks to his dual afflictions: Tourette's Syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But his life takes an unexpected turn when his friend Mike departs on a humanitarian mission, ...
Style: touching, humorous, psychological, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, friends, family relations, self discovery, friendship, love triangle, fall in love, moral dilemma, love affair, introspection, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Somewhere Only We Know (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jin Ying is currently experiencing two of life’s most depressing moments: She is jilted by her fiancé, and her loving grandmother passes away. Heartbroken, she decides to visit the European city of Prague, and hopes to use the time to heal her ...
Style: humorous, touching, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: womanizer, parents and children, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, romance, drugs/alcohol, family relations, grandparent grandchild relationship, fiance fiancee relationship, grandfather grandson relationship, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, prague, czech republic, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 118
Open (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: OPEN is a hallucinogenic journey through gender, identity, the body, love and how those can be shared by two people. The film consists of interlocking stories lines- the first about two transwomen in a pandrogynous relationship in which they ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, love affair, self discovery, introspection, human nature, couples, gender bending, society, lgbt, misfit, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, breakup, working class, dysfunctional family, love affair, romance, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
45%
 5.4
 442
Safe Harbour (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Melissa Gilbert stars in this film adaptation of Danielle Steel's bestselling novel, in which a young girl named Pip and her mother meet an artist on the beach in Safe Harbour, where they have retreated in order to recover from the devastating ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, haunted by the past, starting over, hopes, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, fall in love, serial killer, embezzlement, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Kiss Me Again (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A look at the lives of Carlo, Giulia, and their friends some 10 years after the events of L'Ultimo bacio.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, love affair, true love, hopes, dishonesty, breakup, human nature, family life, couples, family problems, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%