Movies like The Promise 1979

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The Promise (1979)
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The Promise (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A rich student's fiancee has her face destroyed by a car accident, and refuses to return to him fearing the loss of his love.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: architect, car accident, plastic surgery, elopement, deception, painting, confrontation, hidden truth, time travel, forbidden love, college, romance, betrayal, family relations, family life, love and romance, couples, tragic love, love affair, manipulation, unfulfilled love, switching roles, lovers reunited, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s

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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, unfulfillment, couples, love affair, family relations and tragic love mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like The Promise: The Affair (1973), Anna Karenina (1985), G (2002), Kiss Me Again (2010), Oliver's Story (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Affair (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A crippled lady songwriter meets an older lawyer, who becomes her first love.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: polio, terminal illness, lawyer, love, songwriter, family relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance, young lovers, unlikely couple ...
Time: 70s
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95%
 6.3
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Anna Karenina (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, epic ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, tragic love, love triangle, tragic hero, family relations, tragedy, unsupportive spouse, fall in love, forbidden love, destructive relationship, love affair ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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69%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: hip hop, love triangle, lifestyle, haunted by the past, social differences, lovers reunited, tragic love, unfulfilled love, love affair, infidelity, showbiz, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Kiss Me Again (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A look at the lives of Carlo, Giulia, and their friends some 10 years after the events of L'Ultimo bacio.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, true love, love affair, couple relations, hopes, dishonesty, human nature, family life, love and romance, crumbling marriage, romance, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Oliver's Story (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Oliver Barrett IV is emotionally devastated by the death of his wife Jenny, and, while he tries to lose himself in his work as a lawyer, the long hours don't ease his pain, especially when he finds that his leftist views conflict with those of ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional
Plot: heiress, bereavement, in-laws, widower, family problems, optimism, couples, family relations, fall in love, social differences, haunted by the past, tragic love ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Wuthering Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A musical version of the classic story set in the modern day.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, stylized
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, love affair, teenage life, social differences, love triangle, youth, tragic love, opposites attract, fall in love, couples, romance, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Burden of Guilt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
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Story: Mi pecado is a Mexican telenovela that was produced by Televisa and aired on Canal de las Estrellas from 15 June 2009 through 13 November 2009. Starring Maite Perroni, Eugenio Siller and as adult protagonist Daniela Castro who is also the main ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional
Plot: lovers reunited, forbidden love, family relations, unfulfilled love, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, couples, manipulation, romance, love and romance, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, fall in love, love affair, family relations, love triangle, parents and children, couples, dishonesty, romance, last wish, infidelity, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: sexy, emotional, harsh, reflective, artsy ...
Plot: love triangle, bittersweet, romance, obsession, interracial romance, distopia, sisters, justice, redemption, happy ending, transformation, adultery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Change of Place (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Hungary, USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kim Jameson is a university professor while Kate Jameson - also known as Dominique, Kim’s twin sister - is a troubled model working in Paris. Kate is a drunk, in desperate need of rehabilitation. Kim checks her twin sister into a rehab center, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: twins, family relations, fashion, college, rehabilitation, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, love affair, fall in love, teachers and students, alcohol abuse, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, forbidden love, couples, dishonesty, romance, best friends, infidelity, disability, husband wife relationship, adultery, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Ethan Frome (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: emotional, intense, sexy, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, dull life, family relations, romance, fall in love, destiny, adultery, love, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, england, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 452
Nuts for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: En 1975, unos meses antes del comienzo de la dictadura militar argentina, Alicia y Marcelo se conocen en un concierto de Sui Géneris. El amor surge inmediatamente entre ellos, pero el retorno del novio de Alicia provoca la separación. En 1982, en ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: lovers reunited, love affair, social differences, politics, romance, love and romance, state affairs, political unrest, unfulfilled love, destiny, couples, bittersweet ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
 2K
April Snow (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man and a woman meet in the hospital after their respective partners are involved in a car accident and learn that they've been having an affair.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, romantic ...
Plot: unlikely couple, love affair, infidelity, solace, couples, romance, dishonesty, human nature, adultery, hospital, coma, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tells the story of Fisher Willow, the disliked 1920s Memphis débutante daughter of a plantation owner with a distaste for narrow-minded people and a penchant for shocking and insulting those around her. After returning from studies overseas, Fisher ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, gothic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: rich woman poor man, plantation, true love, betrayal, dishonesty, forbidden love, family relations, unlikely couple, romance, love and romance, rebellion, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 8K
Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, romantic, sexy, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unfulfilled love, fall in love, marriage, unrequited love, obsession, tragic love, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, inheritance, relationships ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Bobby Deerfield (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: tragic love, terminal illness, self discovery, couples, love affair, ambition, life is a bitch, romance, hospital, racecar driver, car, formula 1 ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, paris france, florence
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.8
 9K
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, forbidden love, love triangle, social differences, youth, fall in love, society, love affair, young lovers, family relations, diary, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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American Wake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A musician and a fireman work against certain expectations in order to pursue their respective dreams.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: moral dilemma, self discovery, forbidden love, love affair, hopes, romance, musician's life, love and romance, family relations, human nature, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
For a Handful of Kisses (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl. A boy. A love story. But also about dreams, fears, life, true love, friendship and how we deal with it. And a secret between them...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, romance, true love, looking for love, young lovers, dishonesty, fall in love, hopes, hiv positive, tragic love, sexual content
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Disappearing Acts (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, love affair, looking for love, opposites attract, romance, family problems, lovers reunited, couple relations, starting over, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.9
 9K
Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: intense, sexy, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: obsession, mental illness, forbidden love, arson, mental institution, coming of age, young lovers, romance, teenager, love, obsessive love, couples ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Things of Life (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Pierre, a successful expert in building highways has a traffic accident. Being seriously wounded, he is lying waiting for death and remembering his past in flashbacks.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, touching ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, psychoanalyst, post war, infidelity, extramarital affair, ex husband ex wife relationship, father son relationship, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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La séparation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Paris, Pierre and Anne have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou, who stays with the nanny Laurence during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor and Claire, who also ...
Style: sexy, psychological, affectionate, poignant, allegory ...
Plot: betrayal, adultery, infidelity, dysfunctional family, cuckold, nudity (full frontal - brief), melancholy, love triangle, bittersweet, glbt, transsexual, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, argentina, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: terminal illness, romance, tragic love, family relations, couples, fall in love, looking for love, lifestyle, love and romance, baby born, diary, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: tragic love, romance, social differences, forbidden love, love and romance, youth, revolution, fall in love, unfulfilled love, society, young lovers, village ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 72K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sexy, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, small town, high school sweetheart, love affair, fall in love, teenage love, romance, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend reunion, road not taken ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992
Place: new jersey, new orleans, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: small town, dysfunctional family, railway, adolescence, mother daughter relationship, mental disorder, revenge, family relations, betrayal, social relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, australia, usa, tennessee, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 632
Lost Paradise (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The tragic tale of two lovers whose passion burns so intensely it destroys them.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: midlife crisis, extramarital affair, tragic love, love affair, infidelity, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.9
 602
The Voyage (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, terminal illness, siblings relations, couples, family relations, aristocrat ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%