Movies like The Man in the Moon

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The Man in the Moon (1991)
 7.4
 14K
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 begin a passionate affair. The new couple try to keep their love hidden from Dani, but she soon learns the truth, disavowing her sister. But a heartbreaking accident later reunites the girls.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic, heartbreaking, sweet, romantic, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming of age, coming-of-age, small town, love triangle, pregnancy, romance, parents and children, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance, youth, family relations, social relations, twins, human nature, siblings relations, small town life, rainy, strict father, buttocks, farming, diving board, intimacy, puberty, infatuation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1957
Place: louisiana, usa, london

Most similar movies to The Man in the Moon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and serious films with plots about love and romance, romance, youth, coming of age, couples, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Man in the Moon: The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015), Stealing Home (1988), Inventing the Abbotts (1997), Mad Love (1995), A Walk on the Moon (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Minnie Goetze is a 15-year-old aspiring comic-book artist, coming of age in the haze of the 1970s in San Francisco. Insatiably curious about the world around her, Minnie is a pretty typical teenage girl. Oh, except that she’s sleeping with her ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love affair, coming of age, youth, love and romance, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, older man younger woman relationship, teenage sexuality, teenage girl, female sexuality, teenagers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Stealing Home (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Billy Wyatt (Harmon), a former high school and minor-league baseball baseball player receives a telephone call from his mother revealing that his former child-sitter, and later in his teens, his first love, Katie Chandler (Foster), has died. Wyatt ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, suicide, love, coming of age, self discovery, aging, parents and children, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance, youth, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: talky, realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, coming of age, obsession, dysfunctional marriage, romance, small town, gas station, rich and poor, siblings relations, sibling relationship, new love, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 6K
Mad Love (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Matt falls for Casey, the new girl in school. She's fun-loving and eccentric, but there's a darkness to her whimsy that Matt can't begin to comprehend. When Casey attempts to commit suicide, her parents place her in a mental ...
Style: serious, sexual, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental illness, high school, college, suicide attempt, teen angst, mental institution, romance, opposites attract, on the road, young lovers, lovers on the run, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, latin america, mexico, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
A Walk on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.
Style: touching, serious, sexy, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, first kiss, mother daughter relationship, adultery, coming of age, hippie, parents and children, romance, puberty, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: new york, woodstock, usa, new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
45%
Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
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 ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, waitress, single mother, desert, parents and children, teenage life, parent child relationship, teenage daughter, sibling relationship, unwanted pregnancy, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of age feature, set in a New South Wales country town in the 1960s, about a 15 year-old boy. It follows his loves and how he copes with life's problems such as death and departure.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: love triangle, small town, friendship, coming of age, coming-of-age, first love, locket, discrimination, pregnancy, best friends, single parent, romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 72K
Jane Eyre (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close ...
Style: touching, captivating, gothic, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social differences, rich and poor, love and romance, family secret, master and servant, estate, power of love, fall in love, haunted by the past, unlikely couple, society, young woman ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 782
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, estranged family member, teenager, promiscuity, single parent, social misfits, young lovers, countryside, small town, starting over, innocence lost, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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 ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%
My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, small town, small town life, youth, family relations, social relations, parents and children, disability, family life, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Member of the Wedding (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the last days leading up to her older brother's marriage, a young girl is forced to face realities and grow up quickly. A tender adaptation of Carson McCullers' classic play.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: coming of age, wedding, runaway, innocence lost, small town, family life, romance, youth, family relations, nanny, human nature, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 12K
Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As Constance (Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Toni Collette) gather at the deathbed of their mother, Ann (Vanessa Redgrave), they learn for the first time that their mother lived an entire other lifetime during one evening 50 years ago. In vivid ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, love affair, friendship, love triangle, romance, fall in love, best friend, mother, summer, parent child relationship, new love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 20th century, 21st century, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 3K
Dream Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Nathan, a young teenager who tries to flourish in a romantic relationship with neighbour Roy. The two young men will have to face the brutal reality of the rural south of the United States in the late 1970s.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, gays and lesbians, gay teenager, first sex, gay, dysfunctional family, coming of age, lgbt teen, introspection, romance, gender, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 28K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, romance, love, cheating, opposites attract, girl next door, small town, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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 ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main attraction, Alva Starr. Alva and Owen then try to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: revenge, small town, dysfunctional family, betrayal, crumbling marriage, obsession, romance, destructive relationship, forbidden love, infidelity, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1920s
Place: mississippi, australia, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 71K
The Last Song (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, rock, youth, love and romance, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, vacation, estrangement, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 157K
Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: disability, love and romance, fall in love, wheelchair, love story, romance, depression, loneliness, caregiver, small town, death wish, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 2K
That Night (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about an eleven-year-old girl who idolizes her troubled sixteen-year-old neighbor.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bowling, teen angst, high school, self discovery, father, teenage girl, girl, coming of age, pregnancy, single parent, romance, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A fragile Kansas girl's unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.
Style: emotional, realistic, sexual, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, stock market crash, unrequited love, sexual repression, forbidden love, romance, small town life, promiscuity, basketball, young lovers, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, yale university, connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Romance, Drama
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: small town, romance, self discovery, couple relations, father, coming of age, forbidden love, parents and children, siblings relations, school, social differences, village ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, illinois, europe, usa, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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 ⇓
28%
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, strained relationship, politics, romance, ira, single parent, innocence lost, parents and children, village, death in the family, family in crisis, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
27%
 7.7
 674
Hey Babu Riba (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1985, four middle-aged Yugoslav emigres return to Belgrade for the funeral of Mariana, their beautiful compatriot. They called her Esther, for Esther Williams, she was the coxswain for their four-man rowing team, and they each loved her. ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, youth, funeral, loss of virginity, teenage crush, jeans, rowing, jazz band, friends, music band, romance ...
Time: 50s
Place: yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%