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, time travel, college, forbidden love, romance, family relations, betrayal, tragic love, love and romance, family life, manipulations, love affair, manipulation, couples, dishonesty, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, unfulfillment, switching roles, relationship vs career, deception, lie ...
Time: 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and sentimental films with plots about romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, couples, family relations and fall in love mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like The Promise: The Affair (1973), G (2002), Anna Karenina (1985), Oliver's Story (1978), Kiss Me Again (2010). 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: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, songwriter, polio, love, lawyer, romance, unfulfillment, young lovers, love and romance, unlikely couple, love affair ...
Time: 70s
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95%
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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: modern day adaptation, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: hip hop, lifestyle, love triangle, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, social differences, haunted by the past, tragic love, infidelity, love affair, showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 306
Anna Karenina (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, betrayal, love triangle, family relations, tragic hero, forbidden love, fall in love, destructive relationship, unsupportive spouse, love affair, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, family relations, family problems, couples, optimism, love and romance, starting over, dealing with death, romance, hopes, opposites attract, young lovers ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, emotional, realistic, captivating, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, love affair, true love, hopes, dishonesty, breakup, human nature, family life, couples, parents separation, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, tragic love, self discovery, ambition, life is a bitch, romance, couples, love affair, racecar driver, hospital, love triangle, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, lovers reunited, forbidden love, friendship, unfulfilled love, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance, romance, family problems, couples, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, realistic, sentimental, stylized
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: young lovers, love affair, teenage life, love triangle, social differences, forbidden love, youth, fall in love, romance, tragic love, opposites attract, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 409
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, emotional, serious, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, fall in love, family relations, love affair, love triangle, dishonesty, romance, couples, parents and children, last wish, infidelity, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, bittersweet, love and romance, couples, family relations, wedding, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, sincere, touching, serious, gloomy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, plantation, forbidden love, family relations, betrayal, dishonesty, couples, power relations, love and romance, unlikely couple, rebellion, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: touching, offbeat, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, fashion, rehabilitation, twins, college, impossible love, love affair, alcohol abuse, fall in love, power relations, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 155
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, serious, emotional, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, forbidden love, couples, romance, disability, infidelity, best friends, dishonesty, adultery, police officer, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 429
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, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: social differences, lovers reunited, reunion, love affair, romance, state affairs, love and romance, politics, couples, unfulfilled love, destiny, political unrest ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 68K
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, dramatic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, lovers reunited, unfulfilled love, love affair, small town, road not taken, fall in love, reunion, teenage love, couples, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: unlikely couple, infidelity, love affair, human nature, solace, couples, dishonesty, romance, adultery, car accident, coma, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ 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, captivating, sentimental, intense, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, romance, family relations, dull life, fall in love, family drama, destiny, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Goodbye Again (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Stranded by her lover, a 40-ish interior decorator in Paris turns to a U.S. client's playboy son.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, womanizer, betrayal, infidelity, romance, battle of the sexes, gender, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, dishonesty, psychopath ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 8K
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: obsession, forbidden love, young lovers, mental illness, romance, couples, destructive relationship, teenage life, tragic love, parents and children, coming of age, first love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, clever, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, countryside, book, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: touching, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, love affair, self discovery, forbidden love, hopes, family relations, human nature, musician's life, romance, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
For a Handful of Kisses (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Venezuela
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, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, love affair, romance, young lovers, looking for love, hopes, dishonesty, fall in love, hiv positive, tragic love, sexual content
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, dysfunctional family, tragic love, love and romance, destructive relationship, family problems, disintegration, lovers reunited, dishonesty, price of justice, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, non-linear
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, love triangle, society, youth, fall in love, young lovers, family relations, romance, love affair, parents and children, diary ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 60s
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, talky, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, looking for love, couple relations, lovers reunited, opposites attract, romance, family problems, musician's life, love and romance, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: touching, sincere, emotional, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, older man younger woman relationship, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, betrayal, couples, lovers reunited, love triangle, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 2K
Carmen (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In director Vicente Aranda's adaptation of the classic opera, a French writer documents the seductive power of the beautiful Gypsy Carmen, who turns her charms on a young soldier, awakening his passions but ultimately leading to tragedy. Jose ...
Style: captivating, sexy, emotional, erotic, serious ...
Plot: tragic love, femme fatale, couples, obsession, love affair, love triangle, lifestyle, romance, betrayal, soldier, crimes, deadly ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, social differences, forbidden love, society, unfulfilled love, love and romance, romance, fall in love, youth, revolution, young lovers, village ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: sexy, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, family relations, love triangle, tragic love, cheating wife, age difference, romance, betrayal, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, tragic love, family relations, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, fall in love, looking for love, diary, baby born, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%