Movies like Paradise 1991

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Paradise (1991)
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Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional vacuum since the death of their own three year old boy. Willie makes friends with the local 9-year-old tomboy Billie Pike, who teaches him to be comfortable with himself. When Willard gains a handle on his own emotions, he can now help Lily and Ben to connect, overcome grief and rediscover themselves.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, remake of french film, dramatic, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, coming of age, single parent, crumbling marriage, summer, relationship problems, grief, child care, dealing with death, human nature, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, parents and children, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, estrangement, love and romance, unfulfillment, youth, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 90s

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Clara's Heart (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: grief, racism, human nature, self discovery, dysfunctional family, friendship, parents and children, family in crisis, haunted by the past, coming of age, youth, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, baltimore, usa, san francisco
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Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, single parent, dysfunctional family, chase, crumbling marriage, nervous breakdown, traumatic experience, caretaker, human nature, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
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68%
Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: widow, starting over, depression, lottery, single parent, crumbling marriage, single mother, dealing with death, urban, human nature, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
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Texasville (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, americana, lovers reunited, pregnancy, reunion, best friends, single parent, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, single parent, friendship, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, custody, eccentric family, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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56%
A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife abandoned him in Chicago. Just as he starts to develop a new ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: kids
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Time: 90s
Place: kansas, texas, usa
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the ...
Style: emotional, captivating, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, friendship, small town, couple relations, small town life, lesbian, tomboy, cafe, bee, midlife crisis, domestic violence, friends ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: alabama, louisiana, southern usa, usa
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49%
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous ...
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Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
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48%
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The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, bullying, friendship, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, family life, child, self discovery, parents and children, haunted by the past, youth ...
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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
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Place: nebraska, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Home of Our Own (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story is located in Los Angeles in the sixties. An energetic widow, Frances Lacey, with her six children try to make a dream of theirs come true: to have a home of their own. Therefore they leave Los Angeles and head for the countryside, while ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, widow, child's point of view, child abuse, family problems, small town, american dream, on the road, parents and children, family relations, social relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Tic Code (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids
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Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Audience: chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: talky, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, cafe, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Immediate Family (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 80s, future
Place: washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Carry Me Home (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie is a tomboy and hangs around with boys and they have ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
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Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, prison, friendship, redemption, church, self discovery, false accusation, couples, social relations, friends, going straight, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, ohio, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Cure (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: best friends, friendship, terminal illness, aids, coming of age, loss of son, young heroes, parents and children, hopes, youth, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
My Uncle Antoine (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business. Mon Oncle Antoine is Director Claude Jutra's masterpiece: A ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, christmas, small town, village, family life, single parent, dealing with death, human nature, innocence lost, self discovery, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Spring Forward (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the seasons change in a Connecticut town, two men of different age and backgrounds who work together outdoors for the local park system, share thoughts and feelings that gradually deepen into a relationship approaching father and son. Paul is ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, human nature, working class, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, partners, society, family relations, power relations, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn ...
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: reunion, kidnapping, missing child, missing person, boy, parents and children, coming of age, family life, crimes, youth, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Thousand Acres (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, gloomy, talky, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, betrayal, family, tragedy, lawsuit, infidelity, parents and children, dishonesty, vengeance, legal, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, coming of age, small town, pregnancy, friendship, college life, romance, orphan, small town life, opposites attract, betrayal ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, evangelist, singer, dysfunctional family, countryside, introspection, small town life, society, youth, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
Plot: divorce, tennis court, suburbs, infidelity, fall in love, dysfunctional family, family life, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Return to Peyton Place (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Residents of the small town of Peyton Place aren't pleased when they realize they're the characters in local writer Allison MacKenzie's controversial first novel. A sequel to the hit 1957 film.
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, single parent, small town life, coming of age, society, family problems, family relations, social relations, crumbling marriage, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 50s
Place: massachusetts, new england, new hampshire, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%