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: touching, emotional, sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious, remake of french film, dramatic, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, pregnancy, youth, friends, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, infidelity, hopes, love affair, dysfunctional family, family problems, human nature, small town life, couples, death in the family, dealing with death, single parent, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, family in crisis, estrangement ...
Time: 90s

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Clara's Heart (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and David develop a close bond, opening his eyes and heart to ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: grief, racism, dysfunctional family, coming of age, couple relations, family in crisis, master and servant, parents and children, friendship, haunted by the past, family problems, couples ...
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: emotional, serious, sincere, touching, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
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69%
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, sentimental, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: lottery, starting over, widow, depression, unfulfillment, love and romance, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, death in the family, couples, family problems, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
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65%
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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, sentimental, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, reunion, lovers reunited, americana, pregnancy, introspection, human nature, love and romance, crumbling marriage, twins, single parent, best friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, atmospheric, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, family relations, family life, lifestyle, hopes, siblings relations, parents and children, dealing with death, custody ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
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52%
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
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: sentimental, emotional, captivating, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, small town life, friendship, feminism, small town, midlife crisis, generation gap, aging, couple relations, nursing, family problems, housewife ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: alabama, louisiana, usa, southern usa
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47%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, friends, opposites attract, immigrants, human nature, family life, friendship, love and romance, coming of age, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
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47%
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: touching, sentimental, captivating, humorous, semi serious ...
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Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
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47%
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, realistic, serious, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: love triangle, small town, single father, friendship, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, single parent, human nature, starting over, parents and children, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, texas, usa
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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, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, bullying, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, society, generation gap, family problems, family life, homecoming, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, mississippi, asia, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 520
Our Sons (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Our Sons is a 1991 made-for-TV movie starring Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret as two mothers of gay sons, one of whom is dying of AIDS. As a small town waitress, Ann-Margret's character must overcome her own homophobia and learn to love her son ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, aids, estrangement, hospital, parents and children, family problems, friendship, gays and lesbians, family relations, small town, homosexual ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, mental illness, kidnapping, americana, estrangement, playwright, secret society, rescue, haunted by the past, small town life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
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40%
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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, sincere, thought provoking, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: small town, friendship, stripper, coming of age, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, love and romance, couples, family problems, small town life, social relations, family relations ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Country: USA
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Swimming (2000)
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Home of Our Own (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 202
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental
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Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, college, small town, friendship, romance, betrayal, love affair, youth, orphan, abortion, college life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
My Uncle Antoine (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous, emotional ...
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Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: sexy, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, prostitute, love, parents and children, introspection, youth, fall in love, romance, human nature, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
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30%
Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Four women who discover untapped strength within themselves when they finally let go of what divides them
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: death of husband, widow, grief, romance, friendship, self discovery, family problems, couples, death in the family, friends, college, starting over ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dodson's Journey (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man takes his young daughter on a cross-country fly-fishing trip following the death of his father and his wife's decision to get a divorce.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: single parent, hopes, parents and children, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, family relations, couples, family problems, breakup, love and romance, human nature, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: talky, sentimental, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, cafe, anniversary, crumbling marriage, parents and children, couple relations, siblings relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, infidelity, dysfunctional family, introspection, family relations, breakup, tennis, unfulfillment, family in crisis, love affair, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: stylized, sentimental, touching, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, small town, singer, evangelist, introspection, americana, dealing with death, family in crisis, life is a bitch, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 1K
Safe Passage (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pain, family problems, family life, life is a bitch, parents and children, eccentric family, death in the family, couples, terminal illness, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, new jersey, utah, beirut lebanon, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Behind the Mask (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Bob Shushan is an overworked and absent father who runs a centre for the mentally and physically challenged. When Shushan suffers a heart attack, his life is saved by James Jones, a young patient at the center. The two men forge a friendship and ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: doctors and patients, mentally unstable, custody, introspection, infidelity, couples, family problems, dishonesty, unlikely couple, couple relations, love and romance, power relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, society, lifestyle, parents and children, love affair, love and romance, crumbling marriage, youth, single parent, couples, social decay ...
Time: 50s
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa, new york, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Charms for the Easy Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of three women who live in a North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.
Style: touching, sentimental, sexual, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town life, unfulfillment, social relations, family relations, single parent, feminism, aging, healing power, human nature, family problems, couples, family life ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%