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Shadowlands (1986)
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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: sentimental, uplifting, touching, serious, emotional, realistic, talky
Plot: death, cancer, faith, christianity, marriage, romance, family relations, human spirit, love and romance, life is a bitch, fall in love, couples, tragic love, love affair, social differences, society, opposites attract, family problems, disability, terminal illness, lifestyle, family in crisis, writer's life, tragic hero, death in the family ...
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, unfulfillment, family relations, fall in love and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Shadowlands: The Best Intentions (1992), Christmas in August (1998), Bertie and Elizabeth (2002), Firelight (1997), Tom & Viv (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, poet, fall in love, college, romance, writer's life, couple relations, bachelor, oxford, husband wife relationship, attic, honest ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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The Best Intentions (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Norway, Iceland
Duration: 182 min.
Story: The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. In 1909, poor theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom, the daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding Henrik becomes a priest in the north of Sweden. After a few ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional, talky ...
Plot: clergy, wedding, infidelity, dysfunctional family, self discovery, love and romance, social differences, love affair, romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Place: eastern europe
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41%
Christmas in August (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a quiet corner of Seoul, Jung-won runs a small photo studio. A humble shack passed down from his widower father, the studio is a space where Jung-won goes about his daily routine of dealing with fussy customers, enlarging photos of class ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, fall in love, friendship, maid, tragic hero, single parent, family relations, destiny, teenage love, love affair, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, south korea
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39%
Bertie and Elizabeth (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The duke of York, nicknamed Bertie, was born as royal 'spare heir', younger brother to the prince of Wales, and thus expected to spend a relatively private life with his Scottish wife Elisabeth Bowes-Lyon and their daughters, in the shadow ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: royal family, world war two, family relations, couples, rivalry, intrigue, society, head of state, dishonesty, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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
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38%
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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
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37%
A Stranger's Heart (2007)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Man and woman (Peter Dobson and Samantha Mathis) fall in love in a heart transplant facility. They are both attracted to a little girl (Mary Matilyn Mouser) who turns out to be the orphan of their heart donors...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, love affair, couples, transplant, tragic hero, love and romance, orphan, romance, hopes, terminal illness, bittersweet, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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37%
 6.7
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Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, couples, love and romance, romance, couple relations, hopes, unfulfilled love, society, human nature, family problems, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2 is a 1978 film directed by Larry Peerce. It stars Marilyn Hassett and Timothy Bottoms. It is a sequel to The Other Side of the Mountain
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: paralysis, bittersweet, disability, romance, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, misfit, tragic love, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.6
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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, fall in love, social differences, haunted by the past, tragic love, parents and children, love affair, family in crisis, couple relations, true love, family problems, optimism ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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
Plot: romance, terminal illness, tragic love, family relations, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, baby born, diary, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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36%
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, compassionate, sincere ...
Plot: genius, prodigy, disability, against the odds, love, fall in love, cambridge university, handicapped, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, couples, physical disability ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: oxford university, england, united kingdom
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36%
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Priest of Love (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Mexico, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Following the banning and burning of his novel, "The Rainbow," D.H. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, move to the United States, and then to Mexico. When Lawrence contracts tuberculosis, they return to England for a short time, then to Italy, ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, couple relations, love affair, society, against the rules, romance, rebellion, unfulfillment, rise and fall, love and romance, womanizer ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: mexico, italy, europe, england, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
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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
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36%
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, ambition, life is a bitch, romance, love affair, racecar driver, hospital, love triangle, formula 1 ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
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36%
Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bruce Pritchard is paralysed in a soccer game and is confined to a wheelchair in a convalescence home. But this doesn't slow his lust for life. Then he meets Jill and has to think about the effects of disability.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: disability, wedding, paraplegic, paralysis, couples, isolation, destiny, fall in love, human nature, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Sons & Lovers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Filmmaker Stephen Whittaker adapts author D.H. Lawrence's simmering tale of sex, love, and family. In the years leading up to World War I, the problems faced by many families were uncannily similar to the issues that mankind would still be ...
Style: serious, realistic, romantic, sincere
Plot: family relations, self discovery, couples, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, dysfunctional family, romance, crumbling marriage, writer's life, love and romance, death in the family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: tragic love, infidelity, forbidden love, revolution, politics, romance, royal family, hopes, state affairs, society, rebelliousness, fall in love ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: austria, england, italy, europe, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: terminal illness, polio, family relations, lawyer, love, songwriter, couple relations, infidelity, lovers reunited, tragic love, unfulfilled love, forbidden love ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Summer Flight (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with a brain tumor falls in love with her doctor. A reworking of the 1939 Bette Davis film "Dark Victory", director Daniel Petrie's 1963 film stars Susan Hayward.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, neurotic
Plot: adoption, terminal illness, love and romance, life is a bitch, starting over, tragic hero, romance, hopes, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, italy, london, cornwall
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35%
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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 ⇓
35%
 6.9
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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
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35%
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Effie Gray (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray.
Style: captivating, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, romance, love, unfulfillment, self discovery, couples, fall in love, love and romance, crumbling marriage, art critic, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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David & Fatima (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of Romeo and Juliet in Jerusalem involving a Palestinian woman and an Israeli man.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, against the odds, social differences, unlikely couple, opposites attract, fall in love, tragic love, society, young lovers, love and romance, romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sabah: A Love Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, love affair, social differences, family problems, couples, fall in love, romance, opposites attract, society, family relations, greek ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An early-20th-century tale of love across class boundaries which tells the legendary and romantic story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with her gamekeeper. Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s classic.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: master and servant, love affair, social differences, infidelity, cheating on husband, society, obsession, sexual relations, romance, couples, unfulfillment, countryside ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 592
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, illness ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Falling for a Dancer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Romantic drama set in rural Ireland of the 1930s. The story begins when 19-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor and falls pregnant. Community pressure forces her to marry a dull middle-aged man, but maybe there is hope on the horizon.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, countryside, pregnancy, couples, unfulfilled love, love affair, tragic love, haunted by the past, bittersweet, society, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bridge to Silence (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman with a hearing problem tries to get het life back together after a car accident that killed her husband.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: family relations, sexual abuse, family problems, disability, couples, estrangement, misfit, mute or deaf, hopes, opposites attract, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Time to Spare (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Molly, the 21 year-old sister of Maarten, departs the family home, she leaves her older brother with empty nest syndrome. But it also opens up new opportunities for him, such as the possibility to explore his love for Arthur, a closet gay. ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: couple relations, leaving home, fall in love, siblings relations, family relations, couples, gender, life is a bitch, love triangle, male female relationship, terminal illness, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%