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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, romance, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, social differences, society, small town life, couples, lifestyle, small town, rivalry, americana, social relations, stranger, beauty queen
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, emotional and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, love triangle, fall in love, love affair and small town 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: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, betrayal, revenge, destructive relationship, romance, coming of age, society, forbidden love, social differences, small town life, family problems ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 1920s
Place: mississippi, tennessee, australia, usa, mississippi river
⇓ 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: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, neurotic
Plot: small town, repression, love triangle, spinster, unfulfilled love, small town life, couples, longing, social relations, family relations, unfulfillment, romance ...
Time: 1910s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
⇓ 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, small town life, basketball, romance, teenage love, americana, small town, social differences, repression, childhood sweetheart ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, yale university, connecticut, 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, 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
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: psychological, realistic, emotional, serious, sexual
Plot: skydiving, small town, love and romance, love triangle, couples, friends, escapades, rivalry, infidelity, small town life, suicide, adultery ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, kansas, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, realistic, gloomy, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, reunion, romance, destiny, high school, love triangle, infidelity, love affair, dealing with death, hopes, unfulfilled love, midlife crisis ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, society, lifestyle, self discovery, opposites attract, youth, workplace romance, love affair, fall in love, interracial relations, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 402
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: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, farm, widow, couples, small town life, small town, romance, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 40s, 20s, 60s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, tense, sincere, serious ...
Plot: small town, parents and children, fugitives, romance, on the run, social differences, society, small town life, friendship, gays and lesbians, unlikely partners, opposites attract ...
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: serious, sexual, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, family problems, couples, fall in love, love and romance, opposites attract ...
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: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: politics, friendship, college life, opposites attract, social differences, young lovers, youth, hopes, love and romance, romance, contests and competitions, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, touching, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: love triangle, love affair, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, romance, couples, dishonesty, infidelity, last wish, adultery, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, infidelity, love affair, love and romance, fall in love, romance, life is a bitch, society, couples, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 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: realistic, offbeat, sentimental, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: small town, artists and showbiz, countryside, friends, social relations, small town life, couples, murder, crimes, couple relations, love and romance, womanizer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: sexual, realistic, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, teaching the ways of the world, artists and showbiz, feminism, gender, actor's life, impossible love, society, power relations, terminal illness, plague, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 7K
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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, social differences, forbidden love, young lovers, society, fall in love, love affair, romance, youth, family relations, diary, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 60s, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, touching, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: small town, love triangle, friendship, waitress, working class, romance, social relations, homecoming, school, haunted by the past, friends, family relations ...
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, touching, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: love and romance, love affair, couple relations, haunted by the past, countryside, romance, fall in love, farm, couples, society, prostitute, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: youth, coming of age, friendship, forbidden love, gender, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, writer's life, couple relations, suburbs, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional, atmospheric
Plot: couple relations, fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, love and romance, parents and children, boss and employee, dealing with death, love affair, nanny, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, psychological ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, love affair, small town, soldier, homecoming, human nature, couples, infidelity, husband wife relationship, marriage, wedding ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Lovers' Concerto (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lee Ji-hwan receives photographs in the mail that reminds him of how he met two girls, Shim Su-in and Kim Gyeong-heui, one summer five years ago. He shares his memories with his friend Cheol-hyeon. He recalls initially being in love with Su-in, but ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, couples, friendship, friends, best friends, unfulfillment, love and romance, unfulfilled love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: womanizer, romance, fall in love, love and romance, love triangle, family relations, dishonesty, homecoming, starting over, siblings relations, hopes, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, touching, serious
Plot: tragic love, love triangle, infidelity, social differences, society, love affair, romance, politics, state affairs, unfulfillment, political unrest, anti semitism ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: gloomy, serious, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: romance, political unrest, teenage life, corrupt law enforcer, social relations, lawyers and clients, love and romance, haunted by the past, social differences, youth, working class, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 799
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: serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic
Plot: tsunami, small town life, hotel, family relations, social relations, small town, couples, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, romance, seaside town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 612
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, unfulfilled love, fall in love, cinderella story, social differences, society, power relations, couples, love and romance, love affair, master and servant, rich and poor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.1
 637
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: modern day adaptation, love triangle, lifestyle, haunted by the past, social differences, lovers reunited, tragic love, unfulfilled love, love affair, dishonesty, infidelity, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Ordinary Sinner (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three friends encounter violence and bigotry in a small college town.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: murder, moral dilemma, friendship, religions or cults, friends, love and romance, crimes, gays and lesbians, love triangle, small town, society, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: humorous, emotional, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, opposites attract, friendship, introspection, buddies, couples, love and romance, couple relations, unlikely couple, hopes, fall in love, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%