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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, friendship, couples, love and romance and human nature mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Paradise: Clara's Heart (1988), Men Don't Leave (1990), Texasville (1990), Housekeeping (1987), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Clara's Heart (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, baltimore, usa, san francisco
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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 ...
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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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, americana, lovers reunited, pregnancy, reunion, single parent, best friends, social relations, family relations, friends, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, teenage life, dealing with death, lifestyle, human nature, society, youth, single parent, custody ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: emotional, sentimental, captivating, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, friendship, small town life, feminism, small town, midlife crisis, generation gap, aging, couple relations, nursing, family problems, elderly ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: alabama, louisiana, usa, southern usa
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55%
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Face (2002)
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, friends, family relations, immigrants, coming of age, love and romance, single parent, youth, culture clash, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, americana, friendship, working class, youth, love triangle, society, human nature, family relations, fall in love, bondage ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
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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, sentimental, serious, dramatic ...
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Time: 90s
Place: kansas, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, sincere, intense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, mental illness, estrangement, playwright, family problems, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, human nature, society, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
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Tully (2000)
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
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Place: nebraska, europe, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, serious ...
Audience: kids
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, aids, estrangement, hospital, mother son relationship, parents and children, friendship, family problems, family relations, gays and lesbians, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Invisible Child (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, touching, sincere ...
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, serious, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: sincere, sentimental, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, couples, family life, family relations, sibling relationship, siblings relations, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Home of Our Own (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: single parent, american dream, small town, child abuse, widow, family problems, dealing with death, human nature, society, small town life, death in the family, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, dysfunctional family, couples, parents and children, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, human nature, family problems, lovers reunited ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious
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Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, coming of age, pregnancy, small town, friendship, romance, betrayal, love affair, youth, orphan, abortion, college life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, touching, emotional, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, christmas, social relations, friends, family relations, human nature, lifestyle, society, self discovery, teenage life, eccentric family ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Rumor of Angels (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An old woman helps a young boy resolve his feelings over the death of his mother.
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, estrangement, elderly, family problems, family relations, death in the family, grief, stepmother, dealing with death, family in crisis, golden years, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, prostitute, love, parents and children, introspection, family relations, romance, fall in love, youth, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, misfit, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, gloomy, psychological, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: widow, grief, death of husband, romance, friendship, couple relations, dealing with death, unfulfillment, hopes, parents and children, college, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, touching, uplifting, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: single parent, family problems, love and romance, parents and children, hopes, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, human nature, breakup, couples, family relations, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: family problems, dysfunctional family, best friends, tragic love, homecoming, single parent, starting over, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%