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

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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, romance, couples, fall in love, small town, love affair and love triangle mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Picnic: This Property Is Condemned (1966), Summer and Smoke (1961), Splendor in the Grass (1961), Circle of Friends (1995), The Gypsy Moths (1969). 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, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, betrayal, revenge, social differences, youth, vengeance, infidelity, love affair, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, fall in love ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1920s
Place: mississippi, tennessee, australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, gloomy, serious, emotional, neurotic
Plot: small town, repression, love triangle, spinster, unfulfilled love, small town life, couples, social relations, family relations, longing, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ 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, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, forbidden love, unrequited love, small town life, basketball, romance, teenage love, americana, small town, adulthood, repression, childhood sweetheart ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, connecticut, yale university, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, 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 ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, psychological, emotional, serious, sexual
Plot: skydiving, small town, couples, love and romance, love triangle, friends, escapades, rivalry, small town life, infidelity, redheaded woman, marching band ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, kansas, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, gloomy, touching, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, reunion, romance, destiny, high school, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, road not taken, love and romance, dealing with death, parents and children, journalism ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, social differences, self discovery, youth, opposites attract, small town, love and romance, romance, love affair, interracial relations, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, touching, serious, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, farm, friendship, widow, fall in love, romance, friends, couple relations, love and romance, small town, couples, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 20s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 244
Parallel Sons (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Seth is a youth with artistic leanings, a fascination with Black pop culture, and a dead-end life in an Adirondack village. He's alternatively sensitive and brutal with Kristen, who wants a sexual relationship that he explosively rejects. Late ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, rough, serious, tense ...
Plot: small town, friendship, fugitives, gays and lesbians, unlikely partners, parents and children, romance, interracial relations, on the run, countryside, friends, social differences ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: sexual, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, fall in love, romance, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, dishonesty, unfulfillment, love and romance, aging ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 965
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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: college life, opposites attract, politics, friendship, social differences, lifestyle, society, young lovers, contests and competitions, couple relations, hopes, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 296
Empty Days (1999)
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: gloomy, touching, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, infidelity, dishonesty, fall in love, life is a bitch, love affair, romance, love and romance, couples, friends, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 111
Swann (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rose Hindmarsh finds herself at the centre of a controversy when she meets author Sarah Maloney as she investigates the life of Mary Swann, an obscure poet who was brutally murdered in a small town in rural Ontario.
Style: sentimental, offbeat, touching, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: small town, countryside, friendship, small town life, couples, friends, social relations, murder, womanizer, couple relations, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 408
Touch Me (1997)
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, sentimental, touching, sexual ...
Plot: couples, plague, terminal illness, fall in love, unfulfillment, looking for love, gender, impossible love, society, feminism, actor's life, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 373
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: romance, love and romance, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, last wish, infidelity, love triangle, parents and children, love affair, family relations, kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, friendship, love triangle, waitress, working class, romance, school, small town life, couples, buddies, haunted by the past, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, disturbing, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: love affair, couple relations, love and romance, haunted by the past, countryside, romance, fall in love, farm, pimp, society, prostitute, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Girl with Green Eyes (1964)
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, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: youth, coming of age, friendship, writer's life, love affair, gays and lesbians, couple relations, singleness, single parent, farm, love triangle, romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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At the Midnight Hour (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Wealthy widower Richard Keaton engages young widow Elizabeth 'Liz' Guinness as the 4th consecutive nanny for his pre-teen, equally science-devoted son Andrew, with instructions to disturb neither. She learns of mother Alycia's fatal ...
Style: serious, emotional, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental
Plot: family relations, nanny, couples, unlikely couple, fall in love, dealing with death, parents and children, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, romance, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, love affair, fall in love, small town, couples, soldier, homecoming, human nature, infidelity, marital problem, wedding, marriage ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Diamond Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Denny Montana never looks at Claire. She has been working for him for four years and fallen in love at a distance. When Denny's brother Regan returns to oversee the sale of the family vineyard, Claire and Reganen makes pact. To make Denny ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: womanizer, family relations, fall in love, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, homecoming, starting over, love triangle, couples, siblings relations, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, sincere, uplifting, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: social differences, society, youth, homecoming, working class, haunted by the past, injustice, lawyers and clients, social relations, corrupt law enforcer, political unrest, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, serious
Plot: tsunami, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, couples, small town life, romance, small town, hotel, family relations, social relations, seaside town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Ordinary Sinner (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three friends encounter violence and bigotry in a small college town.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: murder, religions or cults, love and romance, crimes, gays and lesbians, love triangle, haunted by the past, racism, friendship, small town, friends, college life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching
Plot: tragic love, love triangle, infidelity, cheating wife, social differences, love affair, romance, society, political unrest, politics, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Old Fashioned (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, hopes, fall in love, opposites attract, buddies, couples, unlikely couple, love and romance, couple relations, haunted by the past, friendship, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: womanizer, asthma attack, asthma, lifestyle, young lovers, couples, self discovery, friends, romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, love and romance ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
One Special Night (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Builder Robert is visiting his ailing wife in a nursing home and is having problems getting a taxi home due to an intense snow storm. One of the doctors, Katherine offers him a lift home however their car gets stuck and they have to spend the night ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, talky, sincere ...
Plot: thanksgiving, romance, love and romance, couple relations, golden years, fall in love, hospital, elderly, small town, couples, family relations, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Jungle Fever (1991)
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, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, love affair, infidelity, social differences, romance, couples, society, prejudice, drug abuse, addiction, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martha Horgan is a withdrawn, mentally disabled woman who lives with her aunt, Frances. One of Martha's unusual traits is that she doesn't lie, a quality that leads to her getting fired from a dry-cleaning shop thanks to the actions of the ...
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: aunt, crimes, repairman, love triangle, infidelity, romance, murder, betrayal, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%