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My Brilliant Career (1979)
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My Brilliant Career (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman who is determined to maintain her independence finds herself at odds with her family who wants her to tame her wild side and get married.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, feel good, serious, realistic, feminist film
Plot: youth, writer's life, romance, fighting the system, love and romance, fall in love, human spirit, hopes, artists and showbiz, battle of the sexes, babies and infants, society, couples, wilderness, coming of age, strong female presence, anti conformity, female director, love, dog, dancing, horse, child, party, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: australia, jerusalem, new south wales

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, family relations, fall in love, husband wife relationship and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like My Brilliant Career: Little Women (1994), Hammers Over the Anvil (1993), We of the Never Never (1982), Miss Potter (2006), Becoming Jane (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Little Women (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: family values, sisters, sister sister relationship, first love, couple relations, parent child relationship, family bonds, life changing experience, everyday life, christmas, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: usa, new england, paris france, new york, massachusetts ...
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Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the summer of 1910 in Australia the film follows the story of 14 year old Alan Marshall (Alexander Outhread) as he stumbles out of childhood towards the exciting yet forbidding world of adulthood. For Alan, despite the effects of polio, ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, disability, infidelity, love triangle, rehabilitation, coming of age, lifestyle, romance, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 1900s
Place: australia, south australia
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94%
We of the Never Never (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on the well-loved Australian classic by Mrs. Aeneas Gunn, this is the remarkable true story of Jeannie Gunn, a woman who fought to overcome sexual and racial prejudice amid the harsh beauties of the outback. Leaving her Melbourne existence for ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: misfit, hopes, friends, farm, disorder, couples, profanity, strong female presence, friendship, culture clash, couple relations, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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89%
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Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: rabbit, writer's life, first love, family relations, snobbism, painting, lifestyle, forbidden love, social differences, fall in love, unsupportive parent, success ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
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Becoming Jane (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Style: romantic, emotional, touching, intellectual, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: jane austen, writer's life, love and romance, unfulfilled love, love, romance, family relations, poverty, social differences, prejudice, society, family ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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63%
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Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Belgium, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Edwardian England. A precocious girl from a poor background with aspirations to being a novelist finds herself swept to fame and fortune when her tasteless romances hit the best seller lists. Her life changes in unexpected ways when she encounters ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, writer's life, estate, rise to the top, ambition, social differences, couple relations, unfulfillment, love, siblings relations, love triangle ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to ...
Style: touching, serious, psychological, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: poet, letter, tragic love, romance, couple relations, love affair, couples, poetry, male female relationship, friendship, writer's life, fighting illness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, rome italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Whole Wide World (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on her acclaimed autobiographical book, THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD tells the story of Novalyne Price, an attractive feisty West Texas schoolteacher and her bittersweet, romantic and turbulent relationship with Robert E. Howard, the great pulp ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: friendship, writers, teacher, bittersweet, romance, friends, couples, couple relations, unfulfilled love, introspection, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, new mexico, ireland
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52%
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Children of the Revolution (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man (Richard Roxburgh) the Australian government blames for 1990s political woes blames his mother (Judy Davis), a communist Stalin seduced in 1951.
Style: dark humor, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, politics, revolution, pregnancy, josef stalin, torture, farce, political unrest, parents and children, rebelliousness, family relations, campaign ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, russia, latvia, sydney australia, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Firelight (1997)
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, serious, uplifting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, governess, family relations, love and romance, reunion, parents and children, fall in love, couples, hopes, estate, couple relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 90s, 1830s, 1840s ...
Place: england, europe, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Costas (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drama directed by Paul Cox.
Style: emotional, gloomy, touching, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, romance, love and romance, misfit, politics, society, journalism, taxi, couples, forbidden love, love affair, immigration ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Skin (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: fall in love, forbidden love, eccentric family, self discovery, human spirit, social misfits, love and romance, society, physical appearance, parents and children, social differences, racism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1948 ...
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system (which is unlike being born with AIDS). As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment. His room is completely hermetically sealed against ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, coming of age, family relations, isolation, illness, misfit, love and romance, parents and children, human nature, parent child relationship, fall in love, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Restoration (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: redemption, fall in love, rise and fall, medicine, plague, jealousy, romance, love and romance, couple relations, human spirit, love triangle, royal family ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Summer in February (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Newlyn School of artists flourished at the beginning of the 20th Century and the film focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which included Alfred Munnings and Laura and Harold Knight. The incendiary anti-Modernist Munnings, now ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: posing nude, love triangle, love affair, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, family relations, couples, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, twentieth century, edwardian era, 1900s
Place: cornwall, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
As White as in Snow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Inspired by real-life Elsa Andersson, this mostly fictional movie tells the story of her upbringing as a farmer's daughter, in the early 1900s, who dreams of getting away from the farm and becoming an aviatrix.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: airplane, teenage life, romance, youth, fall in love, female pilot, aviation, pilot, female protagonist, farm, love and romance, pregnancy ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: sweden, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ballet, against the odds, ambition, dancer, communism, immigrants, promise, self fulfillment, human spirit, follow your dream, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1981 ...
Place: texas, china, asia, usa, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Golden Era (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 177 min.
Story: The story of writer Xiao Hong comes alive through memories of her great love affair, literary influence and escape from China during World War II.
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: writer's life, love, romance, political unrest, society, inspiration, couples, family relations, literature, rivalry, betrayal, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, China
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During the Cultural Revolution, two young men are sent to a remote mining village where they fall in love with the local tailor’s beautiful granddaughter and discover a suitcase full of forbidden Western novels.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cultural revolution, village, love triangle, culture clash, re-education, love affair, social differences, friendship, fall in love, coming of age, rehabilitation, unrequited love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Flirting (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, interracial relations, love, boarding school life, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, opposites attract, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: australia, kenya, uganda, africa, paris france
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38%
My Mother Frank (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a meddlesome mother enrolls in university with her son, old and new worlds collide with awesome consequences.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, emotional
Plot: family relations, love, college, boredom, cheating, fall in love, self discovery, romance, society, youth, college life, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Children of the Century (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: True tale of the tumultuous love affair between two French literary icons of the 19th Century, novelist George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset. But their affair falls apart during an excursion to Venice, Italy where Musset is distracted by drugs and ...
Style: sexy, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, destructive relationship, feminism, forbidden love, infidelity, sexuality, sex, writer's life, gender bending, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: venice, italy, paris france, europe, france ...
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37%
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Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, romance, fall in love, teenager, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, gas station, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, depressing ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, drinking alcohol, writer's life, tragic love, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, romance, love, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, new york, london
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37%
The Color of Time (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A poetic road trip through Pulitzer prize-winning CK Williams' life over the course of 40 years.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: poetry, poet, romance, couple relations, americana, artists and showbiz, writer's life, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, husband wife relationship, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: detroit, usa, new york
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36%
The Last Station (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things. The Countess Sofya, wife and muse to Leo Tolstoy, uses every trick of seduction on her ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, factual, touching ...
Plot: russian, family relations, love and romance, lifestyle, golden years, writer's life, parents and children, adultery, betrayal, husband wife relationship, philosophy, secretary ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name from Nicholas Evans, the talented Robert Redford presents this meditative family drama set in the country side. Redford not only directs but also stars in the roll of a cowboy with a magical talent for healing.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: horse, ranch, riding accident, travel, romance, rehabilitation, couple relations, couples, animal life, hopes, cowboy, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Serenades (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl is born to an Aboriginal mother and an Afgan father.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, interracial relations, tragic love, forbidden love, culture clash, hopes, society, injustice, life is a bitch, youth, fall in love, true love ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: australia, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Romulus, My Father (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mental institution, family relations, isolation, hopes, impossible love, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, couples, love and romance, rivalry, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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35%
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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, true love, power of love, memory loss, couple relations, relationships, marriage, amnesia, wooing, coma, newlyweds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%