Movies like Message in a Bottle

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Message in a Bottle (1999)
 6.2
 37K
Message in a Bottle (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder whose wife died tragically early. As a deep and mutual attraction blossoms, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move on and find happiness.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, bad ending, semi serious, realistic, sweet, scenic, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: sailboat, haunted by the past, love letter, single parent, anonymous letter, romance, sailing, love, father son relationship, boat accident, destiny, love and romance, fall in love, bottle, message in a bottle, stranded, bittersweet, track down, divorce, friends, journalism, couples, unfulfillment, sex, fight ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, chicago illinois, usa, new york, virginia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and emotional films with plots about happy ending, catastrophe, mentor, love and romance, love story, love and destiny mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like Message in a Bottle: A Walk to Remember (2002), The Notebook (2004), Dear John (2010), Safe Haven (2013), Dying Young (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sad, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, true love, romance, love and romance, first love, fall in love, terminal illness, teen romance, youth, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 543K
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, romantic, emotional, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, love story, love and romance, true love, fall in love, power of love, love affair, love triangle, lovers reunited, social differences, young lovers, love at first sight ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 144K
Dear John (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sergeant John Tyree is home on a 2 week leave from Germany. He meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off the pier. John falls in love with Savannah who is a student on spring break helping ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, love, couple relations, true love, couples, soldier, fall in love, love affair, young lovers, lovers reunited, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 108K
Safe Haven (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, love and romance, starting over, fall in love, abusive husband, single father, domestic violence, small town life, obsession, love triangle, runaway, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, boston, south carolina, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
 16K
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: sentimental, romantic, touching, sad, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, doctors, life & death, leukemia, couple relations, fall in love, social differences, parents and children, human nature, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 189K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, relationships, power of love, true love, memory loss, wooing, couple relations, marriage, amnesia, coma, newlyweds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Autumn in New York (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane - New York restaurateur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding. Charlotte is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, emotional, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, opposites attract, terminal illness, age difference, couple relations, love, unlikely couple, fall in love, womanizer, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him -- during their first encounter -- to pose as her husband so she can face her family.
Style: uplifting, romantic, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vineyard, love, happy ending, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, romance, post war, interracial romance, estate, family values, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 105K
The Lucky One (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive-a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Learning her name is Beth and where she lives, he shows ...
Style: romantic, emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, true love, soldier, destiny, single mother, obsessive quest, love and romance, veteran, loss of loved one, marines, hopes, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina, new orleans, middle east, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 93K
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: Biography, 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: inspirational, touching, scenic, sentimental, road movie ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, fall in love, travel, hopes, love, introspection, lifestyle change, love affair, tourist, midlife crisis, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, indonesia, india, bali, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 69K
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, romantic, sentimental, dramatic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, lovers reunited, unfulfilled love, love affair, small town, road not taken, high school sweetheart, fall in love, reunion, teenage love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Longest Ride (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man as he reflects back on a lost love while he's trapped in an automobile crash.
Style: romantic, sentimental, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, love and romance, couples, cowboy, opposites attract, couple relations, bull riding, love story, art collector ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1941, 1940s
Place: usa, united states, north carolina, hawaii, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 21K
Bounce (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: widow, destiny, romance, starting over, love and romance, haunted by the past, hopes, husband wife relationship, airport, advertising, family, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, palm springs california, new york, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, romantic, sentimental, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, middle age romance, romance, hotel, parents and children, love story, infidelity, couples, true love, midlife crisis, marriage crisis, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 229K
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, romantic, emotional, sentimental, tear jerker ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, fall in love, love story, love, disability, wheelchair, handicapped, caregiver, man in a wheelchair, euthanasia, quadriplegic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 13K
At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, bittersweet, sexual content, couples, couple relations, resort, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, starting over, blindness, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 205K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, 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, touching, emotional, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, starting over, love story, terminal illness, death, loss of spouse, family relations, grief, life philosophy, couples, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 26K
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: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, starting over, romance, family relations, family problems, infidelity, couples, hopes, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, chicago illinois, united states, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 88K
Sweet November (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later ...
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, tragic love, terminal illness, fall in love, love and romance, love, leukemia, self discovery, couples, opposites attract, workaholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.1
 143K
Remember Me (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws ...
Style: touching, emotional, surprise ending, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: suicide, romance, young love, death in the family, family drama, loss of parent, 9/11, tragic event, family relations, loss of loved one, relationships, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1991, september 11 2001, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
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: sentimental, emotional, intense, sad, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: alcohol abuse, alcoholic, family in crisis, family values, rehabilitation, family, romance, life is a bitch, weakness, addiction, yuppie, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, adultery, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship, christmas, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: small town, fall in love, reunion, romance, destiny, high school, bittersweet, photojournalist, couples, friends, unfulfillment, lifestyle ...
Time: future, 80s, 70s
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 33K
Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, romance, young lovers, love, college, class differences, rich man poor woman, young love, terminal illness, unfulfillment, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, new york, boston, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.8
 1.9M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, life philosophy, human spirit, journey, destiny, philosophy, true love, rise to the top, storytelling, human relationship, love, selflessness ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 61K
Like Crazy (2011)
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: sincere, sentimental, realistic, affectionate, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: long distance relationship, forceful separation, couple relations, parents, customs, romance, bittersweet, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, lovers apart, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, england, london, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 13K
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, touching, sentimental, realistic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, haunted by the past, mother, power of love, mother daughter relationship, beautiful scenery, dying, death of mother, wedding, death, friendship, women ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, girls' night
Plot: happy ending, relationships, romance, couple relations, love, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, bittersweet, introspection, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, unemployment, education, romance, couple relations, teachers and students, love and romance, love, family problems, friendship, school, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 13K
Untamed Heart (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Caroline, a young waitress who seems to have bad taste in men, is on her way home one night when thugs attempt to rape her. Adam, the mysterious busboy who works at the same diner, helps fight off the assailants, and she begins a relationship with ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, love, opposites attract, self discovery, love and romance, tragedy, love affair, couples, hopes, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%