Movies like The Postman 1994

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The Postman (1994)
 7.7
 36K
The Postman (1994)
Original name: Il postino
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Style: heartbreaking, sad, sexy, sentimental, sincere, touching, feel good, emotional, romantic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love, island, friendship, poetry, poet, postman, communism, writers, letter, bicycle, nobel prize winner, exile, romance, nobel prize, fictional biography, catastrophe, ship, relationships, loneliness, obsession, art, summer, beautiful scenery, destiny, childhood ...
Time: future, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, argentina, naples italy, europe

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Most similar movies to The Postman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sexy and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, love, mentor, friendship, life philosophy, storytelling and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Postman: Cinema Paradiso (1988), The Intouchables (2011), Burning Patience (1983), Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), Shadowlands (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
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Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Style: sad, touching, uplifting, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: childhood, coming of age, first love, haunted by the past, movie theatre, nostalgia, filmmaking, friendship, village, flashback, blind man, breast feeding ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, sicily, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: inspirational, feel good, touching, motivational, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, disability, unlikely friendships, friendship between men, life philosophy, handicapped, culture clash, friends, lifestyle change, french, disabled person, human relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Burning Patience (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany, Portugal
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on Skármeta's book, this is the story of a poor postman in Isla Negra who befriends Pablo Neruda and asks his help writing poems to the woman of his dreams.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: politics, bittersweet, friendship, small town, looking for love, fall in love, love affair, friends, lifestyle, love and romance, writer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.
Style: touching, witty, emotional, atmospheric, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: poet, tragic love, romance, friendship, destiny, love triangle, power of love, fall in love, disorder, dishonesty, military, love and romance ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 19K
Shadowlands (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, writers, romance, poet, fall in love, honest, college, writer's life, couple relations, cancer, marriage, bachelor ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Whole Wide World (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on her acclaimed autobiographical book, THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD tells the story of Novalyne Price, an attractive feisty West Texas schoolteacher and her bittersweet, romantic and turbulent relationship with Robert E. Howard, the great pulp ...
Style: sexy, emotional, touching, sentimental, tear jerker ...
Plot: writers, friendship, bittersweet, romance, loneliness, love, hospital, summer, mental disorder, empire, first love, great dialogue ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, ireland, louisiana, usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a humorous script-reader in her New York apartment sees an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature for a bookstore in London that does mail order, she begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Frank Doel, the bookseller who works ...
Style: sincere, romantic, sexy, touching, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: correspondence, friendship, death, bookstore, marriage, post war, pen pal, longing, dentist, love, romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: london, new york, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 210K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: love story, death, love and romance, romance, terminal illness, starting over, grief, life philosophy, couples, loss of spouse, family relations, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Your Sister's Sister (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
Style: sincere, emotional, sexy, witty, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: lesbian, love triangle, relationships, romance, sister sister relationship, solitude, love affair, life philosophy, sex, love, introspection, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington state, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Shadows in the Sun (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An aspiring young writer (Jackson) tracks a literary titan (Keitel) suffering from writers block to his refuge in rural Italy and learns about life and love from the irascible genius and his daughters.
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, sincere, romantic ...
Plot: publisher, writer's life, village life, fall in love, odd couple, artists and showbiz, writer's block, father daughter relationship, loss of wife, exile, writers, nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tuscany, italy, london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: happy ending, love, relationships, women, romance, divorce, infidelity, life, bittersweet, couple relations, writers, marriage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Enchanted April (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel, four Englishwomen rent an Italian villa on holiday.
Style: sexy, talky, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: beautiful scenery, friendship, castle, love, women, romance, self discovery, marriage, retreat, unhappy marriage, socialite, holiday ...
Time: 1920s, future, 20th century, post world war one
Place: italy, england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 18K
Iris (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Style: melancholic, touching, emotional, sentimental, compassionate ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, aging, writer's life, writers, love, life & death, character study, terminal illness, loneliness, understanding, senior citizen, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
In Love and War (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After teenage ambulance driver Ernest Hemingway (Chris O'Donnell) takes shrapnel in the leg during World War I, he falls in love with Agnes von Kurowsky (Sandra Bullock), a beautiful older nurse at the hospital where he's sent to recover. ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sexy, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: world war one, war, romance, love, writers, bittersweet, soldier, couple relations, internet, love story, life philosophy, hospital ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 25K
Certified Copy (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano.
Style: meditative, philosophical, thought provoking, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: art, wedding anniversary, romance, love affair, fall in love, writer's life, husband wife relationship, writers, lifestyle, wine, age difference, antique shop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, vienna, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, light, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, marriage, friendship, romance, grandmother, love, women, advice, adultery, stereotypes, americana, marriage proposal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, north carolina, northern california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 150 min.
Story: This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, life, women, midlife crisis, career, women in society, love story, couple relations, life philosophy, working class, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1958, 60s
Place: moscow russia, ussr, russia, china, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Set Fire to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: writer's life, life turned upside down, poet, artists and showbiz, disorder, life philosophy, relationships, literature, historical character, arts and culture, historical figure, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 2K
Tom & Viv (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the marriage of the poet TS Eliot to socialite Vivienne Haigh-Wood, which had to cope with her gynaeological and emotional problems and his growing fame.
Style: romantic, sexy, psychological, visually appealing, harsh ...
Plot: writers, marriage, love, poet, nobel prize winner, mental disorder, life, melancholy, guilt, creativity, redemption, sexualized violence ...
Time: 1930s, victorian era, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
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Funny Lady (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: 1930s in New York – The famous singer Fanny Brice has divorced her first husband Nicky Arnstein. During the depression she has trouble finding work as an artist but meets Billy Rose, a newcomer who writes lyrics and owns his own nightclub.
Style: sexy, humorous, sentimental, feminist film, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: jewish, romance, broadway, love story, first contact, finnish, fantasy world, mentor, magic, music, friendship, women ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 5K
Autumn Tale (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Magali (Béatrice Romand), forty-something, is a winemaker and a widow: she loves her work but feels lonely. Her friends Rosine (Alexia Portal) and Isabelle (Marie Rivière) both want secretly to find a husband for Magali.
Style: melancholic, meditative, witty, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wine, friendship, romance, women, matchmaking, starting over, human nature, midlife crisis, parents and children, autumn, love, wedding ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, south of france, paris france, london, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 97K
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced ...
Style: inspirational, touching, romantic, scenic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: self discovery, travel, starting over, fall in love, love, introspection, lifestyle change, midlife crisis, life, hopes, tourist, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, india, rome italy, bali, indonesia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 11K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, depressing, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, depression, infidelity, writers, adultery, death, poet, writer's life, tragic love, mental illness, couple relations, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Color of Time (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A poetic road trip through Pulitzer prize-winning CK Williams' life over the course of 40 years.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: poet, poetry, romance, parent child relationship, americana, couple relations, writer's life, artists and showbiz, haunted by the past, husband wife relationship, writers, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: detroit, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Italian Key (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A romantic fairy tale about a 19-year old orphan girl who, as her sole inheritance, gets an antique key that unlocks both an old Italian villa and the secrets of her family history.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, youth, young lovers, friendship, romance, love and romance, social relations, self discovery, fish out of water, siblings relations, fall in love, estate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 1K
A Merry War (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency, and his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. Gordon believes he is a genius, a marvelous poet and quits the ad agency, trying to live on his poems, but poverty soon comes to him.
Style: sexy, humorous, clever, witty, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: advertising, writers, poverty, satire, money, poetry, literature, working class, artist, love, dreams, dark hero ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 2K
Cross Creek (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman who, at the edge of survival, found a world of meaning.
Style: sexy, realistic, touching, thought provoking, witty ...
Plot: writers, swamp, friendship, backwoods, idealism, justice, life, life & death, life philosophy, childhood, honest, fighting the system ...
Time: 1930s, 80s
Place: florida, new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mostly Martha (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Martha is a single woman who lives for one passion: cooking. The head chef at a chic restaurant, Martha has no time for anything - or anyone - else. But Martha's solitary life is shaken when a fateful accident brings her sister's ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cooking, chef, cooking and food, restaurant, food, love, love and romance, romance, italian food, self discovery, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, italy, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 58K
Chaplin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: With the use of flashback, an elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, factual, light, intense ...
Plot: rising to stardom, actor's life, hollywood, childhood, mccarthyism, filmmaker, genius, honest, depression, unlikely friendships, exile, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 1920s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: london, california, england, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Italian for Beginners (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A group of strangers find friendship, family and love within an Italian beginners’ course.
Style: feel good, touching, melancholic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, culture clash, hotel, looking for love, fall in love, starting over, lifestyle, couples, love story, hairdresser, church ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, venice, denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%