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Picnic
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but she meets a more interesting stranger who just got off the train.
Style: emotional, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: love triangle, americana, romance, small town, love and romance, couples, friendship, love affair, social differences, small town life, fall in love, rivalry, society, social relations, friends, lifestyle, beauty queen, stranger
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kansas, usa
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USA
95 min.
 8.1
Love Letter
Drama, Romance
Japan
117 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, society, friendship, love triangle and fall in love mostly in Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Picnic: Splendor in the Grass (1961), Violets Are Blue... (1986), Dawson's Creek (1998), Nothing But a Man (1964), Home and Away (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Splendor in the Grass
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Duration: 124 min.
Story: A fragile Kansas girl's unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.
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Audience: date night, girls' night
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Place: kansas, usa, california, yale university, connecticut
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Dawson's Creek
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Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama television series created by Kevin Williamson which debuted on January 20, 1998, on The WB and was produced by Sony Pictures Television. Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, at EUE/Screen Gems studios ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, touching
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Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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System:   83%
    User:   81%
 
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Nothing But a Man
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: americana, interracial relations, discrimination, romance, small town, life is a bitch, society, family relations, fall in love, couple relations, working class, love and romance ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
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System:   64%
    User:   66%
 
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Lovin' Molly
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys; straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who consistently refuses to marry either of them.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: texas, usa
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System:   63%
    User:   70%
 
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Catholic-Irish farm girl Kate, along with her gregarious best friend Baba, moves to Dublin to pursue a more exciting life.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, single parent, romance, forbidden love, farm, looking for love, countryside, love triangle, small town, singleness, suburbs, youth ...
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System:   62%
    User:   59%
 
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Touch Me
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Bridgette is an actress teaching aerobics, and she falls in love with idle playboy Adam, who runs his father's gym. One day she finds out that one of her ex-lovers died of AIDS and, thinking that Adam is having an affair with another woman, ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sexual, sentimental ...
Plot: fall in love, actor's life, romance, gays and lesbians, feminism, impossible love, looking for love, love triangle, teaching the ways of the world, terminal illness, twentysomething life, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
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System:   56%
    User:   53%
 
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Felicity Porter decides to follow her long time crush to college in New York City.
Style: sentimental, serious, talky, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: college, looking for love, love triangle, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, coming of age, love and romance, youth, couples, twentysomething life, friends ...
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Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   49%
    User:   49%
 
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Country: USA, Canada
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    User:   43%
 
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Duration: 98 min.
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Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 96 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that aired on Fox from July 8, 1992, to May 24, 1999 for seven seasons. It follows the lives of a group of young adults living in a brownstone apartment complex on Melrose Place, in Los Angeles, ...
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Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, california
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System:   42%
    User:   35%
 
 6.8
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Empty Days
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An executive and a dowdy working-class woman, both unemployed, married and parents meet at a supermarket. They become friends but find it hard to accept that they may be in love with each other.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, romance, friendship, infidelity, unemployment, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
Summer and Smoke
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In a small Mississippi town in 1916, an eccentric spinster battles her romantic yearnings for the randy boy next door. A 1961 film, adapted from a Tennessee Williams play, starring Geraldine Page, Laurence Harvey, John McIntire, Una Merkel and Rita ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, neurotic
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, romance, small town, small town life, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, social relations, repression, adult virgin ...
Place: mississippi, usa
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System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
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Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Handsome but backward gardener Tim Melville has a new woman in his life. She is Mary, his widowed employer, a woman who had given up on love until she had found Tim. At first they are friends. But soon they become lovers, as Mary, drawn to ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: mentally challenged, small town, single parent, romance, social misfits, unlikely couple, human nature, couple relations, older woman younger man relationship, friendship, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia
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System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
The Young and the Restless
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern metropolis, Genoa City. The lives and loves of a wide variety of characters mingle through the generations, dominated by the Newman, Abbott, Baldwin and Winters ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, cult, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, family life, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, wisconsin
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System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
The Bold and the Beautiful
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Continuing drama combining romance and intrigue set against the glittering backdrop of Beverly Hills and the American fashion industry.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: fashion, betrayal, cult, intrigue, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, family business, family life, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
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The Light
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Camille arrives in Ouessant, the island of her birth off the Brittany coast, to sell the family home. She spends a last night in the house during which she discovers a secret. In 1963 a man came to work with her father, who was the Jument lighthouse ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sexual
Audience: date night
Plot: island, love triangle, love and romance, village, friendship, romance, love affair, village life, workplace situations, storm, lighthouse, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
 6.5
 361
The Affair
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A black soldier in World War II England begins an affair with a white woman whose husband is a soldier currently overseas in battle and in doubts of her relationship with him as she discovered he had been having an affair with his secretary.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: interracial relations, military life, romance, racism, small town, wartime life, war, injustice, love and romance, society, couples, life is a bitch ...
Place: england, europe
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System:   39%
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Circle of Friends
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: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, coming of age, college, betrayal, pregnancy, small town, opposites attract, irish, unlikely friendships, book, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: ireland, europe
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System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
Ordinary Sinner
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three friends encounter violence and bigotry in a small college town.
Style: serious, emotional, talky, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, introspection, religions or cults, small town, society, gender, clergy, moral dilemma, murder, friendship, love triangle, college life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   44%
 
Claire of the Moon
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Claire of the Moon is set in the 1990s in the Pacific Northwest. Claire Jabrowski, a famous heterosexual author, decides to attend a retreat for all-female writers. Claire's rommate at the retreat is Dr. Noel Benedict, author of a book called ...
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sexual, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, gays and lesbians, romance, writer's life, lesbian, opposites attract, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
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System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
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Radio Inside
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As two brothers fall in love with the same woman they must come to grips with the accidental death of their father in this sensitive drama set in Miami.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dealing with death, human nature, romance, friendship, love triangle, parents and children, siblings relations, surrealism, undressing, lifeguard, nightmare, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
 6.5
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Jungle Fever
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: interracial romance, addiction, drug abuse, infidelity, adultery, prejudice, drugs/alcohol, architect, race issues, drug addiction, drugs, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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System:   35%
    User:   35%
 

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Christmas in August
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a quiet corner of Seoul, Jung-won runs a small photo studio. A humble shack passed down from his widower father, the studio is a space where Jung-won goes about his daily routine of dealing with fussy customers, enlarging photos of class ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, store, single parent, young lovers, crumbling marriage, rehabilitation, couple relations, friendship, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: korea, south korea
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System:   33%
    User:   30%
 
The Work and the Glory
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Benjamin Steed and Mary Ann Steed relocate their family to upstate New York in the early 1800's, they unwittingly settle in a town divided along religious lines. After their new hired help turns out to be at the center of the uproar, each ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: siblings relations, religions or cults, hopes, romance, moral dilemma, redemption, love triangle, wooing, family in crisis, rivalry, americana, family life ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, new york state
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System:   33%
    User:   31%
 
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