Movies and TV shows like Providence

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Providence (1999)
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Providence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric, medical drama
Plot: family relations, small town, parents and children, love and romance, family life, family problems, siblings relations, living with parents, looking for love, small town life, homecoming, hometown, dysfunctional family, starting over, family in crisis, social relations, bittersweet, ghost, clinic, dream, surgeon, doctor, female protagonist, veterinarian, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s
Place: rhode island, usa

Most similar movies to Providence

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, love and romance, couples, family life, small town and family problems mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Providence: October Road (2007), Everwood (2002), Thirtysomething (1987), The Waltons (1972), One Life to Live (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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October Road (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: When Nick Garrett was 18, he packed up his truck and said goodbye for a summer road trip that turned into 10 years of being away. He has since become a literary celebrity in New York, living off the fame and fortune of his best-selling novel and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, old friend, hometown, mystery, love and romance, homecoming, success, writer's life, family relations, parenthood, teacher, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england
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Everwood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, single father, small town, dysfunctional family, doctor, parents and children, family problems, workplace, youth, love and romance, bittersweet, crush ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
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100%
Thirtysomething (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Thirtysomething is an American television drama about a group of baby boomers in their late thirties. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for MGM/UA Television Group and The Bedford Falls Company, and aired on ABC. It premiered in ...
Style: clever, stylized, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: yuppie, friendship, advertising, family relations, parenthood, couples, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, family life, suburbs, suburban life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Waltons (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The show is centered on a family in a rural Virginia community during the Great Depression and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, americana, large family, great depression, wedding, human nature, family life, couple relations, isolation, parents and children, friendship, mountain ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s
Place: virginia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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One Life to Live (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: One Life to Live is an American soap opera broadcast on television for more than 43 years on the ABC network, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and on the internet as a web series on Hulu and iTunes via The Online Network since April 29, ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: family life, friendship, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, family feud, family relations, infidelity, borderline personality disorder, suburbs, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 60s, 90s, 70s ...
Place: pennsylvania
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38%
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Cedar Cove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Judge Olivia Lockhart is considered the community's guiding light in the picturesque, coastal town of Cedar Cove, Washington. But like everyone else, Olivia fights the uphill battle of balancing career with family and finding love, all the ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: small town, relationship vs career, love and romance, family relations, looking for love, loss of son, courtroom, social relations, parents and children, wooing, couple relations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Home and Away (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Home and Away is set in the fictional town of Summer Bay, a coastal town in New South Wales, and follows the personal and professional lives of the people living in the area. The show initially focused on the Fletcher family, Pippa and Tom Fletcher ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, saga
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, family relations, beach, family problems, social relations, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, romance, first sex, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Good Times, Bad Times (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Goede tijden, slechte tijden, also known as GTST, is the longest-running Dutch soap opera, which began on 1 October 1990 on RTL4. The programme was the first daily soap in the Netherlands. The soap is produced by Joop van den Ende and to date over ...
Style: saga, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: family life, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, couples, intrigue, rivalry, love and romance, love affair, small town, family business, indoor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Young and the Restless (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern metropolis, Genoa City. The lives and loves of a wide variety of characters mingle through the generations, dominated by the Newman, Abbott, Baldwin and Winters ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, saga
Plot: family relations, family life, infidelity, couple relations, rivalry, intrigue, family problems, social differences, love triangle, power relations, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, 90s, 70s ...
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Judging Amy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Judging Amy is an American television drama that was telecast from September 19, 1999, through May 3, 2005, on CBS-TV. This TV series starred Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly. Its main character is a judge who serves in a family court, and in addition to ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, judge, legal, parents and children, starting over, courtroom drama, couples, living with parents, love and romance, female judge, single mother, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Days of Our Lives (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Horton and Brady broods endure the romantic trials of life in Salem, a Midwestern hamlet filled with evil geniuses, star-crossed lovers and a rich family history.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional
Plot: infidelity, family relations, love triangle, betrayal, loss of daughter, family problems, presumed dead, power relations, couple relations, siblings relations, intrigue, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, 90s, 80s, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Beautiful People (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Beautiful People is an American drama television series about a family that moves from New Mexico to The Big Apple to make a fresh start on their lives. The series aired on the ABC Family Network from August 8, 2005, to April 24, 2006, lasting ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: single mother, starting over, fish out of water, lifestyle, family relations, youth, family life, teenage life, parents and children, city life, mistress, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Town (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Following a family tragedy, 30-year-old Mark Nicholas returns to the town where he grew up. After ten years away, coming home is harder than Mark could ever have imagined.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: life turned upside down, homecoming, parents and children, orphan, family problems, family life, death in the family, hometown, small town, social relations, small town life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Venice the Series (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Venice: The Series is a web series co-produced by and starring American actress Crystal Chappell, and is inspired in part by the "Otalia" storyline on the daytime drama Guiding Light. The series has been broadcast since 2009, and is ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbianism, family relations, love and romance, gender, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, designer, parents and children, strong female presence, family life, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Back to You and Me (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dr. Syd has a good practice in the big city but a bad day when her terminal patient finally passes away. Her surgeon boyfriend, who has been sarcastically nick named "Mr. Personality" and "Settle For" by Syd's best friend ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching
Plot: high school reunion, starting over, romance, couples, estrangement, homecoming, couple relations, fall in love, doctor, small town life, small town, ex-lover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Bold and the Beautiful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Continuing drama combining romance and intrigue set against the glittering backdrop of Beverly Hills and the American fashion industry.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, serious, saga
Plot: fashion, family relations, love triangle, infidelity, rich and poor, family business, intrigue, family problems, family life, betrayal, rivalry, loss of partner ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Knots Landing (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The domestic adventures, misdeeds and everyday interactions of five families living on a cul-de-sac in a small California community.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: small town, family relations, couples, love and romance, intrigue, love affair, americana, couple relations, family life, best friend, power, marriage ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 50
Hard Sun (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the death of her parents, a young woman assumes primary guardianship of her special needs brother. But as she attempts to balance her new life with her brother and her own blossoming romance, it becomes painfully clear that life will only make ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, youth, life is a bitch, brother sister relationship, mentally challenged, siblings relations, loss of parent, guardian, death of parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Felicity (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Felicity Porter decides to follow her long time crush to college in New York City.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: college, love triangle, love and romance, adulthood, couples, college life, looking for love, coming of age, romance, lifestyle, youth, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
TV show
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, meditative, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, small town life, family problems, maturity, family relations, couple relations, elderly, couples, family, under the surface, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, maine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Regarding Billy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After Billy's parents are killed he moves home to care for his little brother Johnny, who is mentally challenged. Together the two struggle through the loss of their parents. Meanwhile, Billy's best friend from childhood, Dean, has moved ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, gender, best friends, youth, love and romance, family problems, disability, couples, death in the family, homecoming, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, iraq, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Little Closer (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: In the forgotten corners of rural Virginia, Sheryl struggles to balance her work as a housekeeper and raising her two sons, fifteen year-old Marc and eleven year-old Stephen. Hoping to meet the love of her life and bring home a father for her boys, ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, looking for love, single parent, teenage boy, loss of virginity, brother brother relationship, boy, sexuality, teacher, bittersweet, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Back to School Mom (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Thomas, a free-spirited musician, has spent the past two decades traveling the world, but at age 41 she decides to go back to college and finish her degree so that, for once, she can finally finish something she started. Back at her old ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: college, family relations, redemption, social relations, college life, homecoming, life is a bitch, starting over, small town, bittersweet, mother son relationship, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Soul Food (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Soul Food: The Series is a television drama that aired Wednesday nights on Showtime from June 28, 2000 to May 26, 2004. Created by filmmaker George Tillman, Jr. and developed for television by Felicia D. Henderson, Soul Food is based upon ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, family feud, parents separation, family tradition, couples, couple relations, family values, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Where the Heart Is (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Where the Heart Is is a British television family drama series set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Skelthwaite. First shown in 1997, it was created by Ashley Pharoah and Vicky Featherstone, and focuses on the professional and personal lives of ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: small town, family relations, nurse, workplace situations, small town life, strong female presence, workplace, love and romance, countryside, fictional city, factory, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 5K
Neighbours (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera. It was first broadcast on the Seven Network on 18 March 1985. It was created by TV executive Reg Watson, who proposed the idea of making a show that focused on realistic stories and portrayed adults ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, sincere
Plot: suburbs, friendship, infidelity, family relations, cafe, wedding, love and romance, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, siblings relations, suburban life ...
Time: 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Independence Day (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mary Ann Taylor loves the comforts of her hometown in Mercury, Texas. She has a steady job as a waitress in her father's diner, yet she can't help but feel unfulfilled by a life of pouring coffee and grilling hamburgers. Mary Ann's ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, small town, dream, waitress, romance, hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance, siblings relations, moral dilemma, small town life, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges a big birthday. But as the festivities come to an end, repressed conflicts rise to the surface. Old wounds are opened and a new family is ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: family life, family relations, homecoming, family gatherings, estrangement, parents and children, under the surface, siblings relations, family problems, strong female presence, family in crisis, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Beverly Hills, 90210 followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in the upscale, star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West Beverly Hills High School and, subsequently, the fictitious California ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, romantic, uplifting
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, friendship, teenage life, family relations, rich kid, youth, social issues, lifestyle, love and romance, up and down relationship, social relations ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Get Real (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Get Real was a short-lived comedy-drama on the FOX Network centering on the fictional Green family of Los Angeles. It ran from September 1999 to April 2000. It starred Eric Christian Olsen and Anne Hathaway in very early roles, as the older siblings ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay lead character, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family, family relations, siblings relations, youth, love and romance, high school, brother brother relationship, gay teenager, gay ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%