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Shadowlands (1986)
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Shadowlands (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A play based on the friendship between CS Lewis and Joy Gresham.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, talky
Plot: cancer, death, christianity, marriage, faith, writer's life, romance, disability, family relations, couple relations, tragic love, religions or cults, life is a bitch, love and romance, fall in love, human spirit, hopes, love affair, artists and showbiz, family problems, social differences, society, couples, terminal illness, death in the family ...
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about couples, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, fall in love and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Shadowlands: The Best Intentions (1992), Firelight (1997), Christmas in August (1998), Dying Young (1991), Bertie and Elizabeth (2002). 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, fall in love, poet, college, romance, writer's life, falling in love, couple relations, oxford, husband wife relationship, attic, bachelor ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, talky, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: clergy, unfulfillment, infidelity, romance, self discovery, family problems, dysfunctional family, fall in love, couples, parents and children, crumbling marriage, wedding ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 4K
Firelight (1997)
Genre: Romance, Drama
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: touching, serious, uplifting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, family relations, governess, love and romance, reunion, hopes, parents and children, fall in love, couple relations, couples, estate, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 90s, victorian era, 1840s ...
Place: england, europe, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, touching, emotional, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, friendship, fall in love, maid, family relations, tragic hero, single parent, destiny, love affair, teenage love, tragic love ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.1
 15K
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, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, leukemia, couple relations, life & death, fall in love, unfulfillment, social differences, human nature, parents and children, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, human spirit, family life, couple relations, social differences, family relations, couples, political intrigue, fall in love, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 824
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 problems, family relations, couples, optimism, starting over, young lovers, opposites attract, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: posing nude, love triangle, love affair, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, family relations, couples, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, twentieth century, edwardian era, 1900s
Place: cornwall, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 2K
Tom & Viv (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 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, contemplative, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: lifestyle, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, love and romance, writer's life, romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, love affair, terminal illness, couples, transplant, hopes, orphan, romance, tragic hero, love and romance, doctors and patients, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 785
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: psychological, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, romance, unfulfilled love, hopes, society, family problems, love and romance, couples, human nature, life is a bitch, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: paralysis, love affair, unfulfillment, hopes, misfit, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, bittersweet, disability, human spirit, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, realistic, sexual, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, social differences, master and servant, infidelity, obsession, society, sexual relations, romance, couples, unfulfillment, countryside, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, couples, family relations, lifestyle, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, baby born, diary, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), artists and showbiz, writer's life, love and romance, against the rules, romance, love affair, couple relations, couples, rise and fall, unfulfillment, rebellion ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: italy, mexico, england, new mexico, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Bobby Deerfield (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, tragic love, self discovery, ambition, life is a bitch, romance, couples, love affair, racecar driver, hospital, love triangle, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 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: gloomy, sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: disability, wedding, paraplegic, love and romance, couples, paralysis, destiny, human nature, fall in love, isolation, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 4K
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: emotional, captivating, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, romance, love, fall in love, couples, self discovery, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, art critic, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 240
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, polio, songwriter, love, lawyer, couple relations, tragic love, unfulfilled love, true love, forbidden love, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 1K
Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 127 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: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, revolution, politics, infidelity, romance, royal family, society, state affairs, hopes, fall in love, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, england, italy, venice, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 189
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: self discovery, family relations, writer's life, love and romance, crumbling marriage, romance, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couples, family problems, unfulfillment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 30K
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, romance, young lovers, college, class differences, love, terminal illness, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: harvard university, paris france, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 320
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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, neurotic
Plot: terminal illness, adoption, introspection, self discovery, family problems, couples, family relations, denial, unfulfillment, countryside, child illness, fall in love ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, italy, cornwall, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 10K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, depressing ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, writer's life, tragic love, couple relations, couples, family problems, romance, crumbling marriage, love, artists and showbiz, adultery ...
Time: 60s, 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
William & Kate (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: William & Kate is the first of two unrelated American television films about the relationship between Prince William and Catherine "Kate" Middleton (now The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge), directed by Mark Rosman and written by ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching
Plot: british royal family, royal family, love and romance, social differences, fall in love, couples, united kingdom, private vs public, paparazzi, society, state affairs, young love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 19K
Diana (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Sweden, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana (Naomi Watts) campaigns against the use of land mines and has a secret love affair with a Pakistani heart surgeon (Naveen Andrews).
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: royal family, paparazzi, princess, couple relations, tragic love, british royal family, love affair, secret love, state affairs, charity, society, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 480
The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching, witty ...
Plot: optimism, life turned upside down, human spirit, hopes, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness, couple relations, journalism, blogger, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 2K
Henry VIII (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Henry VIII is a two-part British television movie produced principally by Granada Television for ITV. It chronicles the life of Henry VIII of England from the disintegration of his first marriage to an aging Spanish princess until his death ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: king of england, ambition, romance, infidelity, intrigue, dishonesty, royal family, rivalry, head of state, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, clergy ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.7
 201
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: emotional, touching, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, against the odds, unlikely couple, opposites attract, social differences, religions or cults, couples, romance, young lovers, love and romance, society, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: gloomy, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, countryside, family relations, artists and showbiz, tragic love, unfulfilled love, love affair, haunted by the past, society, love and romance, romance, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%