Movies like Shadows in the Sun

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Shadows in the Sun (2005)
 6.7
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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: touching, feel good, realistic, sincere, humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Plot: writer's life, fall in love, village life, odd couple, artists and showbiz, writer's block, father daughter relationship, publisher, loss of wife, exile, train ride, village, friendship, sexual relations, friends, romance, family relations, couple relations, partners, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, couples, social relations, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, london, tuscany, england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, fall in love, couples, couple relations, family relations and friendship mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Shadows in the Sun: London mon amour (2008), Not Another Happy Ending (2013), The Italian Key (2011), Manual of Love (2005), Suzie Gold (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
London mon amour (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two divorced fathers Mathias and Antoine, decide to raise their children together in London. Their lives consist of Sophie the pretty florist secretly in love with Antoine, Yvonne who runs the 'bistrot français' and has a very maternal ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, romance, odd couple, family relations, parents and children, partners, hopes, friendship between men, fall in love, male female relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Not Another Happy Ending (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a struggling publisher discovers his only successful author is blocked he knows he has to unblock her or he's finished. With her newfound success, she's become too damn happy and she can't write when she's happy.The only ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, writer's block, publisher, writer's life, workplace romance, workplace situations, overnight success, workplace, power relations, love and romance, romance, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, young lovers, youth, romance, siblings relations, fish out of water, self discovery, fall in love, love and romance, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Manual of Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Four intertwined episodes on the joys and sorrows of love.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, love affair, fall in love, family relations, infidelity, romance, couple relations, family life, husband wife relationship, marital crisis, love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.6
 624
Suzie Gold (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Suzie Gold is a twentysomething torn between the nice Jewish boy her family is keen on and the non-Jewish boy she loves.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, love and romance, romance, society, fall in love, parents and children, love triangle, family gatherings, family relations, interracial relations, unrequited love, wedding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Bigger Than the Sky (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, starting over, love triangle, fish out of water, fall in love, couple relations, couples, romance, play within film, hopes, love and romance, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Heart Elsewhere (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Pope's tailor sends his son, a virgin at 35, to Bologna hoping he will find a woman. Nello, a classicist moved by the romantic poetry of Ovid, proves to be a good teacher and also falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful Angela Gardini. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, social differences, tragic love, family relations, romance, love triangle, fall in love, unfulfilled love, couples, disability, looking for love, infidelity ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Old, New, Borrowed and Blue (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Katrine is to be married. Her fiancé is gorgeous, their appartment is luxurious and her future in-laws are wealthy. Katrine only has one problem: she sometimes finds it difficult to tell the truth, and this sends her on a round-about jaunt with an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, feel good, touching ...
Plot: life turned upside down, introspection, unlikely couple, fall in love, couples, couple relations, love and romance, romance, disorder, family relations, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Lighthouse Hill (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After his best friend dies, Charlie hits the road and stumbles into Lighthouse Hill, a village where residents seem to know a lot more about him than they should.
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, light, feel good ...
Plot: romance, village life, self discovery, couples, friends, village, countryside, family relations, fall in love, love, introspection, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Orchestra Seats (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young woman arrives in Paris where she finds a job as a waitress in bar next on Avenue Montaigne that caters to the surrounding theaters and the wealthy inhabitants of the area. She will meet a pianist, a famous actress and a great art collector, ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: pianist, friendship, waitress, reconciliation, fall in love, lifestyle, collector, couples, couple relations, romance, artists and showbiz, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Ages of Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Roberto is a young and ambitious lawyer who is going to marry Sara. His whole life is perfectly planned out. During a expropriation which he is in charge of, he meets Micol, a gorgeous and provocative young woman from a small village in Tuscany. ...
Style: touching, sexy, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, life turned upside down, fall in love, romance, love affair, sexual relations, love, infidelity, sex addict, disorder, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Namastey London (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Indian-born Manmohan Malhotra decided to re-locate to London, England, established himself, returned to India, got married to Bebo, and after a period of 4 years got a visa for her so that she could live with him. Shortly thereafter she gave birth ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Plot: culture clash, love and romance, family relations, couples, arranged marriage, love triangle, parents and children, looking for love, romance, couple relations, bollywood, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, london, asia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 2K
Vodka Lemon (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland, Armenia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hamo, a handsome 60-year old man, lives alone in a Romenian village with one of his daughters and his granddaughter. He also owns a retirement of seven dollars per month, a closet, an old russian television set and a military costume.A letter from ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: fall in love, haunted by the past, love and romance, romance, golden years, couples, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, small town, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, kurdistan, caucasus, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Roseanna's Grave (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roseanna is dying of a heart condition, and all she wants is to be buried next to her daughter, in a cemetery that is getting full fast. The cemetery can't expand because Capestro, the man who owns the land next to the cemetery, won't ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, romance, couple relations, death in the family, family relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, love and romance, dealing with death, eccentric family, train ride ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Amar Akbar & Tony (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Amar, Akbar & Tony follows the lives and loves of three childhood friends through twists and turns as the characters face sudden and unforeseen changes to their idealistic and trouble-free young lives. With hilarious and sometimes tragic ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: looking for love, fall in love, friendship, life turned upside down, interracial relations, society, romance, buddies, disorder, love and romance, urban, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Christmas Angel (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ashley has been on her own all her life. She feels even more alone this Christmas as she searches fruitlessly for a job. The seasonal cheer around her only rubs salt in her wounds as she scrapes by to support herself and her dog, Dash. But her ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: christmas, workplace, fall in love, hopes, romance, couples, human spirit, unemployment, family, friends, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Housekeeper (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, harsh, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, romance, human nature, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, self discovery, starting over, couple relations, fall in love, father daughter relationship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Shades of Ray (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: American-born Ray Rehman comes home one night to find his Pakistani father on his doorstep. Ray's Caucasian mother threw him out. It's an awkward time for his father to move in as Ray just proposed to his Caucasian girlfriend - who ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, identity crisis, couple relations, interracial relations, romance, parents and children, family reunited, moral dilemma, audition, family relations, couples, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Chasing Destiny (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Music, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A repossession agent falls in love with a woman whose father is high on his list of priority accounts in this romantic drama.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, lifestyle, friendship, love affair, love and romance, hopes, musician's life, buddies, looking for love, family business, destiny, parents and children ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Girl from Paris (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer. She takes the required practice for two years, and after that she buys an isolated farm from Adrien, an old farmer who ...
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: farm, isolation, friendship, fish out of water, starting over, disorder, odd couple, love and romance, hopes, elderly, couple relations, change in lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 4K
Crush (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three 40-something women in a small English town meet weekly for a ritual of gin, cigarettes, and sweets -- and swapped stories arguing which of them has the most pathetic love life. Kate is headmistress at the local school; her best friends are the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, friendship, romance, fall in love, looking for love, female friendship, human nature, couple relations, midlife crisis, pregnancy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 961
Chapter Two (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: George Schneider is an author whose wife had just died. His brother Leo gives him the number of Jennie Malone, and somehow they hit it off. And just when things are moving along, the memory of his first wife comes between them.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, widower, couples, couple relations, starting over, love affair, death in the family, fall in love, artists and showbiz, love and romance, romance, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 418K
Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.
Style: feel good, sentimental, romantic, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, looking for love, couple relations, unrequited love, fall in love, love, marriage, family relations, love at first sight, first love, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, marseille, england, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 5.5
 837
Lola (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A middle aged writer of pornographic novels meets and falls in love with a sixteen year old school girl. This alone is cause for concern but when the couple get married and move to America, the trouble (and fun) really begins.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, fall in love, forbidden love, teenage life, couples, romance, unfulfillment, aging, love and romance, youth, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, england, europe, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Answer Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Twenty years ago, Arlen Faber (Jeff Daniels) wrote a book about spirituality that became wildly popular. These days, he's a curmudgeonly recluse who only enjoys the company of his chiropractor, Elizabeth (Lauren Graham). As Elizabeth's ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human nature, fall in love, hopes, dishonesty, single parent, romance, writer's life, love and romance, couples, family relations, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 2K
Basil (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England struggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, light, sincere ...
Plot: betrayal, fall in love, friendship, couples, romance, love affair, society, unfulfilled love, father daughter relationship, adultery, secret, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, ireland, cornwall ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Walking on Sunshine (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set to the music of popular hit songs from the 1980s. A beautiful coastal village, present day Italy. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie is preparing to marry gorgeous Italian Raf, and has invited her sister Taylor to the wedding. Unbeknownst to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, not serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, love triangle, love and romance, couples, family relations, couple relations, romance, young lovers, family gatherings, parents and children, siblings relations, summer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 257
Jessica (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When the men of a Sicilian village start obsessing over ravishing blonde midwife Jessica (Angie Dickinson), angry females revolt by refusing to have sex with their husbands. As the local priest (Maurice Chevalier) tries to encourage procreation, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, sentimental, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, couple relations, singleness, physical appearance, fall in love, island, village life, village, culture clash, farce, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 4K
The Best Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Hungary, Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When writer's block derails the literary dreams of Olly Pickering, he has to move in with his friend Murray after losing all his money. Things start to look up when Olly's college pal James asks him to be the best man at his wedding. Prior ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, best friend, love, party, fall in love, love triangle, romance, couples, cons and scams, writers, writer's life, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 19K
Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: transplant, destiny, romance, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, couples, coincidence, couple relations, love of one's life, starting over, death of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%