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Six Weeks (1982)
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Six Weeks (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less to live, the trio fly to New York City where the daughter skates the ice rink at Rockefeller Center, assumes the lead in The Nutcracker ballet, and sightsees most of the city.
Style: sentimental, touching, gloomy, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, youth, forbidden love, romance, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, infidelity, hopes, love affair, campaign, couples, tragic hero, unfulfillment, dancer's life, bittersweet, ballet, subway, leukemia, political candidate, dying young, nutcracker
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california

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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, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family relations, love and romance and bittersweet mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Six Weeks: Just Between Friends (1986), The Event (2003), What Girls Learn (2001), Silence Like Glass (1989), Same Same But Different (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Just Between Friends (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Holly and Sandy strike up an instant friendship; they don't know however that they have more in common than they'd like. When tragedy strikes, their relationship is tested.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, clever, emotional, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, dealing with death, battle of the sexes, romance, best friends, lifestyle, journalism, unfulfillment, gender, looking for love, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
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The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, investigation, lgbt, family problems, couples, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, human nature, gender, couple relations, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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What Girls Learn (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, stepfather, single mother, teenage life, teenage love, family relations, love and romance, youth, parents and children, terminal illness, human nature, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Silence Like Glass (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: True story of two diametrically opposed young women dealing with terminal illness.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, hopes, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, couples, friends, clinic, forbidden love, working class, terminal illness, dancer's life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, unlikely couple, hopes, interracial relations, fall in love, culture clash, couples, life is a bitch, social differences, youth, society, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, asia, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Griffin and Phoenix (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Geoffrey Griffin who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in his chest, meets Sarah Phoenix as they both attend a university lecture on the psychology of dying. Sarah Phoenix has got terminal leukemia, but Griffin doesn't know that, and she ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, leukemia, cancer, unfulfillment, dealing with death, bittersweet, campus, couples, young lovers, youth, unlikely couple, true love ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, romance, world war two, soldier, society, destiny, family relations, love affair, arranged marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Man, Woman and Child (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A California professor (Martin Sheen), his wife (Blythe Danner) and his daughters make room for his orphaned illegitimate French son (Sebastian Dungan).
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic
Plot: infidelity, professor, college, dishonesty, youth, love and romance, orphan, couples, family relations, love affair, family life, beach ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Weekend (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marian and John Kerr are expecting an old friend, Lyle for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high since it is the one-year anniversary of the death of John's brother, the handsome and charismatic Tony, who ...
Style: touching, emotional, gloomy, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: family in crisis, pregnancy, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, love affair, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, love and romance, life is a bitch, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Lost in Time (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sui Wai lost her fiance Ah Man in a car accident. With the obligations of life sitting heavy on her shoulders, she lives on only to find herself confiding in her beloved through a phone call. Dai Fai. a mini-bus driver who witnessed Ah Man's ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, starting over, fall in love, love and romance, romance, couples, coping, workplace, hopes, bittersweet, workplace romance, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: DeeDee returns to her hometown with her 11 year old son, Trooper, 13 years after she ran off with her boyfriend. Her childhood best friend, Sam, is now married and he and his wife, Lydia, are the town's veterinarians. Lydia is a little wary ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: single parent, adoption, veterinarian, parents and children, social relations, terminal illness, couple relations, life is a bitch, homecoming, couples, small town, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Walking on Water (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Friends and family gather around the death bed of Gavin, where they assist in the dying man's suicide. But though Gavin's pain has been laid to rest, the grief felt by everyone there has only begun, and Walking on Water compassionately ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, terminal illness, death in the family, dysfunctional family, introspection, tragic love, family problems, couples, youth, love and romance, redemption, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A Place for Annie (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes charge of Annie at her home. Two years later she ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: adoption, nurse, nanny, gender, strong female presence, bittersweet, pregnancy, family life, doctors and patients, custody, hopes, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Christmas Eve (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a well-to-do elderly woman, who befriends the homeless and volunteers her time with children, who learns she has an incurable illness and wants desperately to reunite her three grown grand children (who are scattered across the U.S. living ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, reunion, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, estrangement, terminal illness, private detective, race against time, family gatherings, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: disability, terminal illness, family problems, tragic hero, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, life turned upside down, couples, musician's life, multiple sclerosis, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, neurotic
Plot: terminal illness, adoption, introspection, self discovery, family relations, family problems, couples, hopes, love and romance, countryside, child illness, fall in love ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, cornwall, italy, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Three Wishes of Billy Grier (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenager must cope with a disease that causes himself to age at an astronomical rate.
Style: gloomy, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, jazz, terminal illness, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, youth, aging, rapid aging
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, family relations, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, fall in love, looking for love, diary, baby born, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, bleak ...
Plot: family life, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, family problems, couples, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, brother brother relationship, loneliness, fear, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: infidelity, bittersweet, dishonesty, hopes, parents and children, friendship, family problems, unfulfillment, couples, family in crisis, family relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: religions or cults, forbidden love, love affair, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, society, love and romance, couples, pregnancy, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Between Two Women (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in Northern England, this powerful tale of suppressed sexuality offers poignant and sharply observant social commentary, interlaced with a tender romance. Vetern actress Barbara Marten tugs at the heart as Ellen Hardy, a working-class mother ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: forbidden love, lesbian, love affair, romance, couples, family relations, fall in love, feminism, friendship, society, female friendship, working class ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, england, britain, northern england
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53%
Sweet November (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A woman refuses to let her romances last longer than one month.
Style: sincere, gloomy, emotional, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: key, terminal illness, love affair, fall in love, tragic hero, life is a bitch, love and romance, unfulfillment, opposites attract, bittersweet, couples, romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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In the Gloaming (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.
Style: sincere, touching, gloomy, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, aids, bereavement, homecoming, human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, resentment, parents and children, family gatherings, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
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52%
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, terminal illness, working class, self discovery, couples, youth, life is a bitch, siblings relations, culture clash, couple relations, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Ode to Billy Joe (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Billy Joe confesses his love to the lovely Bobbi Lee only to cover his growing fear that he may, in fact, be homosexual. One night, at a barn dance, he gets a little drunk and rather than going with the hired whores, gives into his desires and ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sentimental
Plot: small town, coming of age, bridge, doll, romance, tragic hero, unfulfillment, society, life is a bitch, small town life, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
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51%
Go Toward the Light (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.
Style: captivating, emotional, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, family in crisis, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, doctor, 8 year old ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
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51%
Desperate Characters (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With wit and real wisdom, Desperate Characters brilliantly examines the life of two disillusioned New Yorkers as they struggle to come to grips with the "normal" life with which they can no longer cope. Featuring powerful performances by ...
Style: gloomy, sentimental, touching, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: translator, couple relations, urban, city life, human nature, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couples, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
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48%
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July Rhapsody (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lam Yiu Kwok, a Hong Kong secondary school teacher is facing a mid-life crisis. While he has only his pride and Chinese poetry to fall back on, his peers are successful businessmen and professionals who flaunt their extravagant lifestyles at reunion ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: moral dilemma, love affair, love triangle, midlife crisis, tragic love, dishonesty, teachers and students, breakup, family problems, infidelity, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
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45%
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Back Street (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ambitious but thwarted, Rae Smith meets handsome Marine Paul Saxon, (of the Saxon department store chain), as he passes through Lincoln, Nebraska, on his way home from World War II. There's a definite spark between them but circumstances ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: infidelity, love affair, tragic love, unfulfilled love, couple relations, couples, romance, dishonesty, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, love and romance, poster ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, france, rome italy, paris france
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