Movies like Paradise 1991

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Paradise
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, dramatic, sweet, romantic, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, friendship, death, single parent, bullying, mentor, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, destiny, human nature, family, unlikely friendships, couple relations, catastrophe, infidelity, marriage, love affair, finnish, creativity, love, ghosts, parents and children, happy ending, coming of age, bollywood ...
Time: 90s
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sentimental, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, culture clash, destiny, childhood and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Paradise: Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Men Don't Leave (1990), Losing Chase (1996), A Cool, Dry Place (1998), Clara's Heart (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fried Green Tomatoes
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, touching, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, self discovery, aging, midlife crisis, storytelling, love, oldies, unlikely friendships, introspection, women, lesbian ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: alabama, louisiana, usa, southern usa
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Men Don't Leave
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, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: single parent, crumbling marriage, family drama, depression, death, dealing with death, urban, starting over, dysfunctional family, family, hospital, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
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    User:   82%
 
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Losing Chase
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, chase, friendship, depression, single parent, lesbian, crumbling marriage, women, human nature, storytelling, interracial romance, fight scenes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california
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    User:   73%
 
A Cool, Dry Place
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
Plot: single father, small town, friendship, love triangle, single parent, father son relationship, divorce, parenthood, mentor, starting over, destiny, life & death ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, texas, usa
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
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Clara's Heart
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 ...
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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. ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
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    User:   69%
 
She's Having a Baby
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: clever, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
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    User:   56%
 
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Tully
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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, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, dysfunctional family, young lovers, single father, family drama, relationships, crumbling marriage, romance, drinking, loneliness, opposites attract ...
Place: england, nebraska, europe, usa
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    User:   57%
 
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Hope Floats
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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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, romance, high school, infidelity, couple relations, betrayal, happy ending, parents and children, cheerleading, love story, divorce, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, new jersey, california, chicago illinois
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System:   56%
    User:   51%
 
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For Keeps?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
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Time: 80s
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    User:   48%
 
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The Cure
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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The Spitfire Grill
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Radio Flyer
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, child abuse, parents and children, imaginary friend, dysfunctional family, bullying, children, siblings relations, mentor, physical abuse, life is a bitch, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1969
Place: cross country, oklahoma, california
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My Life
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, talky, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, death, father son relationship, childhood, parenthood, family life, afterlife, reconciliation, life & death, life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Anywhere But Here
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming of age, small town, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, teenager, friendship, family drama, relationships, hopes, hollywood, women, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, wisconsin
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How to Make an American Quilt
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, marriage, friendship, romance, coming of age, wedding, infidelity, women, self discovery, adultery, relationships, interracial romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, california, paris france
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    User:   45%
 
The Deep End of the Ocean
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, guilt, reunion, parents and children, parenthood, coming of age, family, family life, adaptation, catastrophe, adoption, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   48%
    User:   53%
 
The Man Without a Face
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, clever, talky ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, boarding school, teacher, island, mentor, coming of age, social misfits, unlikely friendships, childhood, physical appearance, injustice, coming-of-age ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: maine, usa
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    User:   42%
 
Jack the Bear
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: redemption, dysfunctional family, tv show, single parent, dealing with death, hospital, single father, family drama, childhood, parents and children, loneliness, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, oakland california
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System:   44%
    User:   48%
 
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The Tic Code
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
Plot: jazz, music, disability, family life, musician's life, cancer, prodigy, bollywood, character study, single parent, creativity, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
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System:   43%
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Where the Heart Is
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, friendship, pregnancy, coming of age, romance, starting over, hospital, single parent, destiny, women, unlikely friendships, stereotypes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa, tennessee, california, mississippi
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System:   41%
    User:   47%
 
A Home of Our Own
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, emotional, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: parents and children, on the road, parenthood, family, family drama, family problems, children, vengeance, single parent, courage, family relations, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
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Untamed Heart
Genre: Comedy, 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, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love, romance, orphan, christmas, single parent, love story, happy ending, unlikely couple, destiny, opposites attract, relationships, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, minneapolis minnesota
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System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
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The War
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, emotional, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: war, coming of age, vietnam war, bullying, friendship, childhood, father son relationship, courage, innocence lost, morality, family life, sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, mississippi, usa, mine
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System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
The Evening Star
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious granddaughter, and another grandson living just above the poverty ...
Style: touching, talky, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: death, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, single parent, human nature, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, destiny, mother daughter relationship, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
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System:   39%
    User:   37%
 

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