Movies like The Man in the Moon

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The Man in the Moon
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, heartbreaking, realistic, sweet, romantic, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming of age, romance, parents and children, father daughter relationship, adolescence, love story, coming-of-age, childhood, love, sisters, teenage life, family bonds, small town, beautiful scenery, storytelling, relationships, runaway, fall in love, period piece, tragedy, pornography, love and romance, brutality, culture clash, court ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1957
Place: louisiana, usa, london
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Splendor in the Grass
Drama, Romance
USA
124 min.
 7.8
This Is My Father
Romance, Drama
Ireland, Canada
119 min.
 7.1
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, melancholic and romantic films with plots about culture clash, dialogue, mentor, romance, love, runaway and love story mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Man in the Moon: Circle of Friends (1995), Inventing the Abbotts (1997), This Is My Father (1998), Splendor in the Grass (1961), The Turning Point (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Circle of Friends
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: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, coming of age, college, betrayal, pregnancy, small town, opposites attract, irish, unlikely friendships, book, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: ireland, europe
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Inventing the Abbotts
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, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, small town, obsession, coming of age, working class, betrayal, rich and poor, relationships, death, adultery, nudity (topless - notable), siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: illinois, usa
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System:   92%
    User:   100%
 
This Is My Father
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, heartbreaking ...
Plot: small town, romance, coming of age, irish, self discovery, catholicism, storytelling, love story, beautiful scenery, couple relations, love, mentor ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, usa, illinois, california ...
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System:   89%
    User:   88%
 
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Splendor in the Grass
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, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, romance, adolescence, teenager, marriage, suicide attempt, friendship, young lovers, love, relationships, runaway ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, california, yale university, connecticut
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    User:   81%
 
The Turning Point
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ballet, romance, dance, dancing, friendship, dancer's life, coming of age, women, childhood, parents and children, runaway, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: new york, oklahoma, usa
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    User:   75%
 
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 ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, relationships, women, teenage life, runaway, desert, pornography, romance, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
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System:   75%
    User:   68%
 
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Evening
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, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 50s, 20th century, 21st century, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   64%
 
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The Cider House Rules
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, dramatic ...
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Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1920s, 1940s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   54%
 
 6.6
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December Boys
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: For many years, four teenage orphans at an Australian outback convent have watched their younger comrades find new parents, and realize that they may never be adopted. The Reverend Mother sends the four boys away on a seaside vacation, where they ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, coming of age, holiday, cancer, death, adolescence, mentor, romance, parents and children, unlikely friendships, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: australia, england, london, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   45%
 
Crazy/Beautiful
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, romance, culture clash, teenager, coming of age, father daughter relationship, school, young lovers, drugs/alcohol, cheerleading, teenagers, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   49%
 
Stanley & Iris
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, working class, single parent, school, loneliness, happy ending, couple relations, rags to riches, friendship, love story, parents and children, destiny ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   51%
 
 6.6
 25K
Mermaids
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: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, small town, romance, mother daughter relationship, single parent, swimming, teenager, runaway, jewish, coming-of-age, parenthood, parents and children ...
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Place: new england, usa, dallas texas, massachusetts, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   40%
 
The Bridges of Madison County
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, adultery, photographer, infidelity, loneliness, love, impossible love, housewife, love story, love affair, small town, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1965, year 1987
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   57%
 
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Some Kind of Wonderful
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: teens, date night, kids, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, school, romance, teenager, adolescence, buddies, love triangle, teenagers, unlikely friendships, mentor ...
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Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   57%
 
Summer of '42
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Silent as a painting, the movie shows us day-dreamer Hermie and his friends Oscy and Benjie spending the summer of '42 on an US island with their parents - rather unaffected by WWII. While Oscy's main worries are the when and how of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, island, teenager, romance, adolescence, coming-of-age, childhood, fall in love, destiny, runaway, friendship, censorship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
 5.3
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Mad Love
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: emotional, sexual, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental illness, romance, high school, coming of age, love, on the road, young lovers, love story, lovers on the run, obsession, relationships, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico, seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   100%
 
 6.7
 54K
Like Crazy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, young lovers, relationships, love story, love, loneliness, couple relations, love affair, dialogue, parents, honest, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
 6.2
 21K
Mystic Pizza
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, romantic, sweet, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, romance, friendship, best friends, marriage, teenager, relationships, women, coming-of-age, unlikely friendships, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, new england, usa, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   47%
 
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The Run of the Country
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, romance, death, irish, single parent, teenager, innocence lost, pornography, relationships, weapons, village, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   48%
 
 6.9
 37K
Labor Day
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, family relations, nudity (topless - notable), parenthood, fugitives, romance, family drama, love story, dangerous attraction, secrets, murder, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
I Capture the Castle
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle. Based on Dodie Smith's 1948 novel with the same name.
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, coming of age, couple relations, adultery, eccentricity, period piece, adaptation, writers, eccentric family, love, book, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
When a Man Loves a Woman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: addiction, romance, family, drinking, marriage, rehabilitation, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage, love, love story, relationships, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   37%
 
 7.5
 110K
Brooklyn
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland, Belgium, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, romance, irish, love triangle, working class, prejudice, friendship, drinking, love, love story, mentor, relationships ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: ireland, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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System:   40%
    User:   32%
 
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 4.8
 6K
Endless Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: sexual, serious, gloomy, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, romance, coming of age, young lovers, sex, love story, love, pornography, couple relations, family, destructive relationship, forbidden love ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
 7.1
 8K
Indochine
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: culture clash, romance, war, adoption, colonialism, mother daughter relationship, interracial relations, french, love, beautiful scenery, love triangle, love story ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 40s, 50s
Place: france, vietnam, asia, europe, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
The Prince of Tides
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: psychiatrist, romance, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, book, adultery, rape, suicide attempt, island, psychiatry, fall in love, memory ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   43%
 
Raising Victor Vargas
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film follows Victor, a Lower East Side teenager, as he deals with his eccentric family, including his strict grandmother, his bratty sister, and a younger brother who completely idolizes him. Along the way he tries to win the affections of Judy, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, harsh ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, friendship, love, siblings relations, adolescence, coming-of-age, relationships, teenage love, honest, family drama, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, dominican republic ...
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System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
 7.3
 4K
Firelight
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, parents and children, race issues, marriage, mother daughter relationship, love story, fall in love, love, happy ending, period piece, relationships, british ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1840s, victorian era, victorian england ...
Place: england, europe, san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   33%
 

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 7.5
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Persuasion
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Persuasion is the newest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. Anne falls deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen.
Style: sentimental, emotional, classic literature, romantic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, romance, jane austen, love triangle, ocean or sea, navy, couple relations, adaptation, literature, infidelity, love story, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1810s
Place: england, britain
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System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
Mississippi Masala
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: touching, serious, sexual, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, romance, interracial romance, racism, prejudice, dysfunctional family, love, indians, race issues, love story, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, india, mississippi, asia, usa ...
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System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
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