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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: 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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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, small town and society mostly in Drama, Romance and Action genres. Some movies like Picnic: Splendor in the Grass (1961), Summer and Smoke (1961), Violets Are Blue... (1986), A Perfect Stranger (1994), Lovin' Molly (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, sexual, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, stock market crash, unrequited love, sexual repression, forbidden love, romance, small town life, promiscuity, basketball, young lovers, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, yale university, connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, serious, realistic, gloomy, neurotic
Plot: unfulfilled love, love triangle, small town, repression, romance, small town life, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, social relations, adult virgin ...
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, talky, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, romance, reunion, high school, dealing with death, college, looking for love, true love, destiny, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, midlife crisis ...
Time: future
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, romance, fall in love, love and romance, couples, aging, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 5.9
 385
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, widow, farm, friendship, couple relations, polyamory, romance, love and romance, small town, couples, small town life, fall in love ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.3
 240
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: serious, tense, realistic, sincere, rough ...
Plot: small town, unlikely partners, countryside, friendship, romance, interracial relations, small town life, society, friends, fugitives, gays and lesbians, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 406
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, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 294
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, unemployment, love and romance, couples, romance, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 4.5
 146
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, love affair, romance, love and romance, best friends, infidelity, disability, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couples, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
 336
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: love affair, romance, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, infidelity, love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, last wish, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.3
 109
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, countryside, couples, womanizer, couple relations, friendship, murder, small town life, artists and showbiz, friends, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, waitress, friendship, love triangle, romance, school, starting over, human nature, working class, introspection, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 915
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, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: opposites attract, friendship, college life, politics, young lovers, romance, contests and competitions, love and romance, youth, couple relations, social differences, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 12K
At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, hopes, resort, love and romance, couples, starting over, blindness, fall in love, disability, brother sister relationship, black bra and panties ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Cesar & Rosalie (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Claude Sautet's romantic drama stars Romy Schneider as Rosalie, a beautiful young woman involved with successful businessman Cesar (Yves Montand). One day, Rosalie's former flame David (Sami Frey) appears and attempts to win her back. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, romance, couples, friends, couple relations, friendship, fisherman, businessman, ex husband ex wife relationship, poker game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: social differences, homecoming, love and romance, society, romance, social relations, haunted by the past, political unrest, teenage life, working class, injustice, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, love triangle, society, fall in love, love affair, obsession, couple relations, couples, betrayal, wealth, millionaire ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 37K
Labor Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, family relations, fugitives, dangerous attraction, parents and children, coming of age, fall in love, crimes, escapades, love and romance, youth, longing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Nothing But a Man (1964)
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: discrimination, americana, interracial relations, small town, romance, life is a bitch, society, family relations, fall in love, couple relations, working class, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, sexual, psychological
Plot: skydiving, small town, infidelity, love triangle, small town life, love and romance, couples, biplane, female nudity, adultery, suicide, sex scene ...
Time: 60s
Place: kansas, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 648
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: love and romance, couples, romance, family relations, womanizer, starting over, love triangle, siblings relations, curses spells and rituals, homecoming, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, boss and employee, love affair, love and romance, family relations, nanny, dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, psychological
Plot: couple relations, love affair, haunted by the past, countryside, romance, love and romance, small town, couples, prostitute, fall in love, society, pimp ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Work and the Glory (2004)
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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: rivalry, siblings relations, religions or cults, hopes, romance, moral dilemma, redemption, love triangle, wooing, family in crisis, americana, family life ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, clever, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, aids, love triangle, lovers reunited, dishonesty, chance, cheating, one-night stand, love and romance, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, serious, realistic, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: love triangle, single father, small town, single parent, friendship, starting over, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, couples, family relations, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, texas, usa
⇓ 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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, interracial relations, love affair, romance, adult lives at home, love and romance, small town, society, youth, couples, opposites attract, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Yvonne's Perfume (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1958 in wealthy Lake Geneva, where an enigmatic young Frenchman begins an affair with a beautiful starlet under the watchful eye of her flamboyant elderly mentor. But in a season full of secrets, is truth the most elusive passion ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: love affair, love triangle, romance, hotel, love and romance, couples, gays and lesbians, couple relations, lifestyle, female nudity, homosexual, ferry
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: switzerland, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, emotional, talky, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, gays and lesbians, introspection, small town, religions or cults, society, gender, clergy, moral dilemma, friendship, love triangle, college life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Here on Earth (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A rich college kid is taught a lesson after a joy ride ends up destroying a country restaurant.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, terminal illness, car race, private school, teenage love, romance, love triangle, fall in love, young lovers, rich and poor, social differences, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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