Movies like Shadowlands

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Shadowlands (1993)
 7.4
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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: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, factual, melancholic, sweet, heartbreaking, breathtaking, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, poet, fall in love, college, romance, writer's life, couple relations, bachelor, oxford, husband wife relationship, attic, honest, aging, friendship, bittersweet, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, tragic love, love affair, platonic, introspection, hopes, unfulfillment, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: england, europe

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Most similar movies to Shadowlands

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, sexy and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, couple relations, couples, life philosophy, storytelling, relationships and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Shadowlands: 84 Charing Cross Road (1987), The Remains of the Day (1993), The Edge of Love (2008), Miss Potter (2006), Iris (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: correspondence, friendship, platonic, bookstore, romance, bittersweet, friends, couples, fall in love, couple relations, human nature, writer's life ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: london, new york, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Remains of the Day (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: butler, master and servant, aristocracy, loyalty, nazism, jewish, politics, political unrest, career, self sacrifice, german, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: england, britain, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 541
Shadowlands (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A play based on the friendship between CS Lewis and Joy Gresham.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: christianity, faith, death, marriage, cancer, love and romance, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, society, hopes, lifestyle, tragic hero ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Edge of Love (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Edge of love is a love story of two feisty women and a brilliant, charismatic poet who love both women. One woman Vera Phillips who is his first love and whom he lost for ten year, while other one is his present wife Caitlin who is adventurous ...
Style: romantic, captivating, sincere, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, pregnancy, infidelity, poet, intrigue, unfulfillment, couple relations, dishonesty, romance, jealousy, marriage, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 30K
Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: snobbism, writer's life, family relations, first love, painting, rabbit, lifestyle, forbidden love, success, unsupportive parent, fall in love, social differences ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, turn of the century ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: touching, emotional, captivating, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: aging, writer's life, alzheimer's disease, understanding, love, couple relations, love of one's life, virginity, life & death, character study, loneliness, terminal illness ...
Time: 50s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 27K
Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to ...
Style: touching, psychological, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: poet, letter, tragic love, romance, couple relations, love affair, couples, poetry, male female relationship, friendship, writer's life, fighting illness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, rome italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 4K
Firelight (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: governess, love affair, fall in love, family relations, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, couples, estate, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, british ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 90s, 1830s
Place: england, europe, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 32K
Howards End (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist ...
Style: emotional, stylized, realistic, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: english countryside, wealthy family, estate, inheritance, sister sister relationship, infidelity, love triangle, seduction, class differences, dysfunctional family, romance, character study ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, 20th century, 90s, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, secret love, parents and children, fighting illness, introspection, unfulfillment, health situation, family relations, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, writers, teacher, bittersweet, romance, couples, friends, creator, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, writer's life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, new mexico, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 16K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, doctors, life & death, leukemia, couple relations, fall in love, human nature, social differences, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 34K
Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, tragic love, romance, love, college, class differences, young love, terminal illness, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: harvard university, new york, boston, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, realistic, serious, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, writer's life, couple relations, romance, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, love, artists and showbiz, adultery, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Summer in February (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Newlyn School of artists flourished at the beginning of the 20th Century and the film focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which included Alfred Munnings and Laura and Harold Knight. The incendiary anti-Modernist Munnings, now ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, lifestyle, love affair, family relations, couples, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1914, year 1915 ...
Place: cornwall, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 96K
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, scenic, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, love, fall in love, travel, introspection, hopes, lifestyle change, love affair, tourist, midlife crisis, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, indonesia, bali, india, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 150K
One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: sentimental, emotional, romantic, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, best friends in love, opposites attract, male female friendship, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, couples, social differences, ambition, introspection, friends ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: london, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 36K
The Postman (1994)
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: letter, poet, island, friendship, love, communism, exile, postman, romance, native, bohemian life, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Surviving Picasso (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, painter, love triangle, older man younger woman relationship, world war two, infidelity, mistress, physical abuse, couple relations, artist, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: paris france, poland, europe, france, provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 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: psychological, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: couples, honeymoon, family relations, family problems, romance, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, love and romance, writer's life, family life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 2K
Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: world war two, terminal illness, couples, romance, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, young lovers, introspection, tuberculosis, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: world war one, romance, war, soldier, couple relations, bittersweet, love and romance, hopes, young lovers, couples, military hospital, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, adultery, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 61K
Becoming Jane (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Style: romantic, emotional, touching, intellectual, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: writer's life, unfulfilled love, love and romance, love, prejudice, romance, poverty, family relations, social differences, society, family, fall in love ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, fall in love, love and romance, couples, alcohol abuse, love triangle, siblings relations, society, friends, nobility, oxford ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 80s, 70s
Place: england, morocco, venice, europe, oxford university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 90K
Sweet November (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, tragic love, terminal illness, love story, fall in love, couples, love and romance, opposites attract, self discovery, leukemia, cancer, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 5K
Carrington (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, emotional, touching, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: painter, soldier, conscientious objector, polyamory, romance, friendship, bittersweet, gender, love and romance, lifestyle, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians ...
Time: victorian era, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, wales, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 61K
Like Crazy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, affectionate, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: long distance relationship, forceful separation, lovers apart, couple relations, customs, parents, romance, bittersweet, love and romance, lifestyle, couples, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, england, london, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Autumn in New York (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane - New York restaurateur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding. Charlotte is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, opposites attract, age difference, couple relations, terminal illness, love story, love, unlikely couple, fall in love, womanizer, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 14K
Mrs Brown (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: queen victoria, queen, friendship, politics, widow, romance, state affairs, victorian england, platonic, assassination attempt, royalty, relationships ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1880s
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%