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Picnic (2000)
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Picnic (2000)
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: serious, emotional, realistic, tense
Plot: love triangle, love affair, social differences, friendship, romance, fall in love, society, couples, lifestyle, rivalry, social relations, small town, stranger, beauty queen, friends, love and romance, small town life, americana, wealthy family
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, kansas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, love affair, fall in love, love triangle and society mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Picnic: This Property Is Condemned (1966), Summer and Smoke (1961), Circle of Friends (1995), Splendor in the Grass (1961), Loving Leah (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main attraction, Alva Starr. Alva and Owen then try to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, betrayal, small town, dysfunctional family, revenge, fall in love, siblings relations, love affair, couples, family problems, social relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s
Place: mississippi, australia, tennessee, usa, mississippi river ...
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Summer and Smoke (1961)
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, gloomy, serious, realistic, neurotic
Plot: small town, love triangle, family relations, repression, spinster, unfulfilled love, love and romance, unfulfillment, world war one, romance, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 1910s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
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100%
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, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, small town, romance, coming of age, pregnancy, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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.
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, tense, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, forbidden love, unrequited love, basketball, small town life, romance, teenage love, americana, small town, childhood sweetheart, adulthood, repression ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: kansas, usa, yale university, connecticut, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Loving Leah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A handsome Washington, D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake is a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: marriage of convenience, romance, couples, society, death in the family, religions or cults, cardiologist, love and romance, family tradition, family relations, fall in love, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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41%
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Tempted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The strain of juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and successful paralegal have worn Emma Burke (Virginia Madsen) out. Thus it is that Emma welcomes the opportunity to briefly take leave of her Boston home and head for sunny Hawaii. It is ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, love affair, fall in love, family relations, love triangle, romance, dishonesty, couples, parents and children, infidelity, last wish, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, boston, usa
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Wonderful Town (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Takua Pa is a small town in the South of Thailand. Ever since the tsunami, people have lost their jobs and remember better times in the past. One day a stranger comes to town. His name is Ton, he is an architect. He rents a room in a small hotel ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: tsunami, romance, love affair, social relations, fall in love, couples, hotel, small town, seaside town, secret, small town life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Violets Are Blue... (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After fifteen years of traveling around the world Gussie (Spacek), a famous photographer, returns to the Maryland coastal resort where she grew up
Style: sentimental, contemplative, talky, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: small town, fall in love, reunion, romance, destiny, high school, bittersweet, youth, journalism, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, true love ...
Time: future, 80s, 70s
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Listen to Me (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It was the best time of their lives. A kid from Oklahoma. An immigrant's daughter. A senator's son, a society girl, and a college professor with a dream. They had one thing in common...the will to win. A group of college debaters learn ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, college life, politics, opposites attract, love, college, youth, young lovers, lifestyle, romance, contests and competitions, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, non-linear
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, love triangle, society, youth, fall in love, young lovers, family relations, romance, love affair, parents and children, diary ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 60s
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Gypsy Moths (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three skydivers and their travelling thrill show barnstorm through a small midwestern town one Fourth of July weekend.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: small town, skydiving, love triangle, couples, love and romance, fourth of july, friends, escapades, rivalry, small town life, infidelity, parachute ...
Time: 60s
Place: kansas, usa, midwest
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33%
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Safe Harbour (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Melissa Gilbert stars in this film adaptation of Danielle Steel's bestselling novel, in which a young girl named Pip and her mother meet an artist on the beach in Safe Harbour, where they have retreated in order to recover from the devastating ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, haunted by the past, starting over, hopes, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, fall in love, jealousy, embezzlement, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
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32%
Peter and Vandy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Flashbacks and flash-forwards illustrate the rise and fall of a love affair between two New Yorkers.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, non-linear
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, lifestyle, sexual content, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, romance, unfulfillment, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Servant (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A servant falls in love with a girl whom his master also desires. Although the girl loves the servant, she also longs to improve her station in life.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, social differences, unfulfilled love, cinderella story, fall in love, society, power relations, love affair, couples, master and servant, love and romance, rich and poor ...
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Mercy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young novelist tries to write about love, but realizes he will first need some real-life experience before taking on the subject.
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: asthma, asthma attack, romance, love affair, fall in love, self discovery, lifestyle, couples, unfulfillment, womanizer, novelist, society ...
Place: usa
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Above & Beyond (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cop drama meets romance: This intense thriller is about a police officer who shoots his best friend (who also wears a badge) while on the job. His buddy is permanently paralyzed, and the incident raises eyebrows around the precinct. Was it an ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, forbidden love, couples, romance, disability, infidelity, best friends, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, adultery, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Crazy from the Heart (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small-town, high-school principal still living at home with her mother shakes up her life in a way that even she never expected when she agrees to go out on a date with her school's Hispanic janitor.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: interracial relations, high school, couples, youth, lifestyle, opposites attract, romance, society, love and romance, workplace romance, small town, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico
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29%
Water and Fire (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pretty young girl falls for an enigmatic, shy man who sweeps her off her feet. She becomes pregnant but is not allowed to tell him. His advisers are adamant. Back home, they have set up a wedding with the daughter of an antagonistic family and ...
Style: suspenseful, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: love and romance, rich and poor, love triangle, fall in love, vengeance, rivalry, romance, haunted by the past, power relations, destiny, love affair, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, england, london
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28%
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Belle du Seigneur (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: tragic love, love affair, romance, love triangle, infidelity, social differences, society, state affairs, political unrest, unfulfillment, anti semitism, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland
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G (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young Hip Hop star named Summer G falls for a middle to upper class sister while in college. After she rejects him for a fellow social climber, Summer G spends ten years building a Hip Hop empire, then moves to the Hamptons where he finds the ...
Style: modern day adaptation, serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: hip hop, lifestyle, love triangle, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, social differences, haunted by the past, tragic love, infidelity, love affair, showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
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28%
Maria's Lovers (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: romance, soldier, couples, human nature, love affair, fall in love, small town, homecoming, infidelity, marital problem, wedding, marriage ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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27%
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Lovin' Molly (1974)
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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, widow, friendship, farm, small town, small town life, couple relations, fall in love, couples, friends, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 1920s, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Playboys (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: love, circus, sin, fall in love, small town, small town life, romance, society, pregnancy, social relations, human nature, jealousy ...
Time: 50s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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A Perfect Stranger (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A television movie based on "A Perfect Stranger," Danielle Steel's novel about an attorney who falls in love with the young wife of a wealthy man who is dying.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, love and romance, aging, dishonesty, bittersweet, family problems, couples, fall in love, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
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Carmen (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In director Vicente Aranda's adaptation of the classic opera, a French writer documents the seductive power of the beautiful Gypsy Carmen, who turns her charms on a young soldier, awakening his passions but ultimately leading to tragedy. Jose ...
Style: captivating, sexy, emotional, erotic, serious ...
Plot: tragic love, femme fatale, obsession, love affair, love triangle, couples, lifestyle, romance, betrayal, soldier, crimes, deadly ...
Place: spain, europe
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The Houseboy (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Distraught after he overhears his two 30-something lovers talking about finding a new "toy" to replace him, young Ricky looks for love through a series of random sexual encounters while house-sitting for the couple over the Christmas ...
Style: captivating, emotional, psychological, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: gay interest, romance, love triangle, love affair, couples, city life, lifestyle, gender, sex scene, christmas, student, friendship ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, love triangle, waitress, old love, working class, romance, small town life, bittersweet, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
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26%
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The Light (2004)
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: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: island, lighthouse, fall in love, love triangle, love affair, dishonesty, romance, love of one's life, family secret, village, storm, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, brittany, atlantic ocean
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25%
Night Catches Us (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After growing up during the tumultuous 1960s, ex-Black Panther Marcus returns to his home in Philadelphia in 1976 and reconnects with Pat, the widow of a Panther leader. Marcus befriends Pat's young daughter and attempts to conquer his demons. ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: haunted by the past, political unrest, homecoming, social differences, social relations, injustice, teenage life, working class, romance, society, corrupt law enforcer, black panther party ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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25%
The Polish Bride (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Drama on the dawning love between a Polish woman and a farmer. Anna is forced to work in a brothel, but manages to escape. She's found, exhausted and scared, by Henk (the farmer) who offers her a place to stay, but her past chases her.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: countryside, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, haunted by the past, romance, farm, sexual content, small town, graphic violence, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: holland, europe
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25%