Movies like Ruby in Paradise

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Ruby in Paradise (1993)
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Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new surroundings. Before long, she's juggling the affections of Mildred's Lothario son, Ricky, and the good-natured Mike. As she wavers between Ricky and Mike, Ruby also tries to come to terms with her past.
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, tense, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, clever, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, shoplifting, journal, spring break, bittersweet, friends, romance, couple relations, love and romance, starting over, hopes, society, human nature, urban, couples, jury, introspection, strong female presence, down on your luck, drinking alcohol, drinking, stripper, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, melancholic and talky films with plots about love and romance, friendship, dialogue, mentor, loneliness, relationships and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Ruby in Paradise: All Over Me (1997), The Waterdance (1992), Personal Velocity (2002), Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967), Heavy (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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All Over Me (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is changed one night when a violent and meaningless death rocks ...
Style: sincere, touching, melancholic, sad, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, youth, punk, friendship, society, self discovery, love and romance, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, gay slur, tomboy, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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The Waterdance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An oft overlooked film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, disability, love and romance, paralysis, human nature, human spirit, hopes, society, paraplegic, life philosophy, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
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87%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, hitchhiker, domestic violence, starting over, couple relations, love affair, human nature, parents and children, destructive relationship, self discovery, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new york state, haiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, opposites attract, friends, couples, hanging, urban, city life, teenage life, romance, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Heavy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: diner, pizza, obesity, waitress, seduction, small town, bittersweet, workplace, jealousy, college dropout, profanity, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, waitress, desert, single mother, bittersweet, love and romance, youth, life is a bitch, romance, betrayal, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
All the Real Girls (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a small North Carolina town, Paul, a womanizer, meets Noel, a confused intellectual returning home for the first time in years since she left for boarding school. The film depicts the typical romance of a good girl and a bad boy, in an ...
Style: contemplative, sincere, touching, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, small town, regret, romance, crumbling relationship, introspection, human nature, couple relations, infidelity, virginity, mechanic, clown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, southern usa, usa, california
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77%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, psychological, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, love and romance, romance, couple relations, human nature, couples, drinking alcohol, drinking, depression, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Leonard Schiller once counted among New York's Literary lions, but illness and ten years of writers block have lowered his profile, almost to the point of obscurity. When Heather Wolfe, an ambitious literature major, asks to interview him for ...
Style: realistic, touching, intellectual, talky, sincere ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, aging, starting over, writer's life, love and romance, couples, graduation, friendship, hopes, artists and showbiz, human nature, writing ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Where the Heart Is (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: starting over, teenage pregnancy, friendship, small town, coming of age, pregnancy, single parent, love and romance, youth, family relations, power of love, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Unhook the Stars (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Widowed mother Mildred must suddenly redefine herself and find an outlet for her nurturing side when her adult daughter moves out of the family home. Though Mildred thinks she's found her purpose when her neighbor, overworked single mother ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: suburbs, friendship, starting over, surrogate mother, moving, sandwich, little boy, suburban life, couple relations, introspection, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, new jersey, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Guinevere (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.
Style: touching, sentimental, disturbing, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, photographer, love and romance, social differences, parents and children, society, art, dysfunctional family, wedding, family relations, protege, bohemian ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, thought provoking, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: graduation, coming of age, friendship, small town, jealousy, american dream, self discovery, high school prom, older woman younger man relationship, christmas, youth, high school graduation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952, year 1951 ...
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Summer (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely Parisian woman comes to terms with her isolation and anxieties during a long summer vacation.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, self discovery, love and romance, couples, friends, twentysomething life, couple relations, human nature, romance, youth, solitude ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe, normandy, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, womanizer, lifestyle, young lovers, opposites attract, introspection, family problems, couples, parents and children, haunted by the past, society ...
Place: nebraska, usa, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Carried Away (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on Jim Harrison's book, "Farmer". 47-year-old Joseph Svenden lives on the family farm with his dying mother and teaches at a two room schoolhouse with Rosealee, his lover and his best friend's widow. Joseph, who lacks a ...
Style: sexy, sexual, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: relationships, teacher, human nature, older man younger woman relationship, romance, seduction, sexual attraction, passion, infidelity, farm, widow, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 8K
Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, romance, fall in love, teenager, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, gas station, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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XX/XY (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: threesome, infidelity, friendship, college, love triangle, buddies, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, sex, passion, break up ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993, 90s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: new york, london, usa, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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A Price Above Rubies (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, light, contemplative ...
Plot: self discovery, love and romance, infidelity, love affair, introspection, jewelry, women, stereotypes, job, loneliness, couple relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: loneliness, romance, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, hopes, waitress, diner, bar, introspection, cross country, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, memphis, new york, las vegas, nevada
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66%
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Frank, a retired Irish seaman, and Walter, a retired Cuban barber, are two lonely old men trapped in the emptiness of their own lives. When they meet in a park Frank is able to start a conversation after several attempts. They begin to spend time ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, light, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, park, aging, buddies, golden years, romance, hopes, sea captain, senior citizen, summer, hairdresser, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, depressing, intense ...
Plot: aids, lgbt, self discovery, love triangle, romance, gay, hopes, gay relationship, loneliness, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnancy ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, ohio, usa, phoenix arizona, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, starting over, haunted by the past, fall in love, death in the family, family problems, romance, murder, guilt, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: obsession, friendship, coma, working class, female friendship, love and romance, coming of age, couple relations, social differences, down on your luck, unemployment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: flanders, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A recently widowed woman on the road with her precocious young son is determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, diner, single parent, on the road, starting over, self discovery, unemployment, singer, waitress, widow, road trip, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, california, usa, new jersey
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63%
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Dandelion (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a small town of rolling fields and endless skies, isolated 16 year old Mason lives in a world where families exist in fragmented silence and love seems to have gone missing. Then Mason meets Danny, a sensitive and troubled girl, and their tender ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, young lovers, romance, parents and children, compassion, depression, desperation, jail, self discovery, friendship, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, washington state
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63%
Come Early Morning (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lucy wakes up in bed with a stranger and obviously from a night of drinking. She checks out and pays for the motel room on her account. Through her grandmother, she finds out her father is in town and pays him a visit. She agrees to go to his new ...
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: small town, romance, couples, social relations, human nature, sexual relations, personal growth, sexual promiscuity, religion, mother daughter relationship, dog, motel ...
Time: contemporary
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63%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, unemployment, education, romance, couple relations, teachers and students, love and romance, love, school, life is a bitch, opposites attract, friendship ...
Time: 80s
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63%
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, touching, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: male female relationship, friendship, lovers reunited, infidelity, love triangle, one night stand, adultery, couple relations, love affair, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cafe, greek, true love, romance, friendship, starting over, self discovery, male female relationship, fall in love, cooking, restaurant, cook ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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61%