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The Spitfire Grill (1996)
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The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring resentment and fear in some, and growth in others.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy, dramatic, inspirational, interesting, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, prison, friendship, redemption, church, self discovery, false accusation, couples, social relations, friends, gays and lesbians, going straight, starting over, introspection, couple relations, small town life, crimes, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, storytelling, death, hospital, solitude, straight edge razor ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, ohio, new england, kentucky

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about small town, hopes, friendship, family relations, small town life, friends and parents and children mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Spitfire Grill: Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), A Map of the World (1999), George Washington (2000), Texasville (1990), A Cool, Dry Place (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the ...
Style: emotional, captivating, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, friendship, small town, couple relations, small town life, lesbian, friends, feminism, introspection, bee, midlife crisis, domestic violence ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: alabama, louisiana, southern usa, usa
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A Map of the World (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: School nurse Alice Goodwin lives with her husband and two daughters on a dairy farm in a small Wisconsin community. After an accident on her property involving a friend's child, the town turns against her and Alice finds herself fighting ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: small town, friendship, sexual abuse, false accusation, testimony, drowning, parents and children, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa, minnesota, milwaukee wisconsin
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69%
George Washington (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, coming of age, redemption, youth, friendship, teenage life, kids in trouble, children, hopes, society, social relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
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68%
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Texasville (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, americana, lovers reunited, pregnancy, reunion, best friends, single parent, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife abandoned him in Chicago. Just as he starts to develop a new ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: love triangle, single father, small town, single parent, friendship, starting over, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, couples, family relations, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: bus, small town, redemption, self discovery, escape, homecoming, americana, human nature, senior citizen, memory, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, playwright, secret society, mental illness, kidnapping, estrangement, americana, human nature, marriage, family feud, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new york
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57%
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Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, coming of age, single parent, crumbling marriage, child care, summer, grief, relationship problems, dealing with death, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, friendship, stripper, young lovers, romance, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, coming of age, opposites attract, human nature, introspection, parents and children ...
Place: nebraska, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Loggerheads (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled woman seeks out the child she gave up for adoption; a gay motel owner takes in a handsome drifter; and the wife of a preacher frets that a gay couple has moved in across the street. All of their lives will intersect as Loggerheads subtly ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, small town, adoption, aids, drifter, family life, human nature, parents and children, haunted by the past, gender, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 90s, 20th century, year 2001 ...
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: self discovery, small town, friendship, golden years, starting over, haunted by the past, elderly, hopes, friends, flashback, father daughter relationship, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Places in the Heart (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1930s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: farm, racism, friendship, small town, widow, human spirit, redemption, great depression, kidnapping, war veteran, family farm, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Farewell to Harry (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A down-and-out writer, Nick Sennet, runs into Harry, a man that, legend has it, died long ago. Together they attempt to revitalize a defunct factory as well as their lives.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: factory, small town, redemption, friendship, single parent, starting over, theater, human nature, americana, small town life, hopes, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mentally challenged, small town, friendship, murder, death threat, father figure, autism, gay slur, homosexual, redemption, human nature, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
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47%
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: innocence lost, graduation, christmas, small town, coming of age, friendship, high school graduation, elopement, self discovery, americana, american dream, basketball ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, waitress, friendship, love triangle, romance, school, starting over, human nature, working class, introspection, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
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46%
The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, pregnancy, arson, vandalism, vietnam war, human nature, siblings relations, sibling relationship, family problems, family relations, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa, vietnam, asia, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Small Town Saturday Night (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Just days before Rhett (Chris Pine) is leaving for Nashville to pursue a lifelong dream of being a singer/songwriter, his girlfriend Samantha (Bre Blair) realizes that "his" future may not be "their" future. This news comes as a ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: small town, friends, gas station, bar, country, musician's life, follow your dream, slice of life, deputy sheriff, musician, prostitute, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Two Men in Town (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Algeria, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A convict is released from prison in a small town in New Mexico. 18 years ago he killed a deputy. The then-and-now sheriff seeks revenge.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: sheriff, parole officer, going straight, starting over, revenge, haunted by the past, small town, society, friendship, hopes, friends, car wash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, small town, false accusation, racism, interracial relations, discrimination, coming of age, society, youth, life is a bitch, friends, opposites attract ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Our Sons (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Our Sons is a 1991 made-for-TV movie starring Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret as two mothers of gay sons, one of whom is dying of AIDS. As a small town waitress, Ann-Margret's character must overcome her own homophobia and learn to love her son ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: coming out, aids, guilt, hospital, terminal illness, estrangement, family life, gays and lesbians, single parent, small town, dealing with death, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
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42%
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Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: island, redemption, starting over, human nature, hopes, ocean or sea, small town, family problems, family relations, social misfits, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Dream Catcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. In Ohio, he meets another homeless teen, who escorts him to ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, self discovery, prison, father, down on your luck, teenage life, coming of age, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, oklahoma, salt lake city utah, st. louis missouri
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Main Street (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From the once thriving tobacco warehouses, to the current run-down and closed shops of Five Points, a diverse group of residents and their respective life changes when outsider Gus Leroy brings something new and potentially dangerous into their ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: mysterious character, intrigue, small town, introspection, small town life, estrangement, dishonesty, social relations, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Thicker Than Water (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After the death of her father, Natalie Travers (Melissa Gilbert) discovers he was married to a rodeo star before he married Natalie’s mother. Upset that her father kept part of his life a secret from her and bewildered over how a prominent judge ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: small town, friendship, self discovery, farm, fall in love, parents and children, americana, small town life, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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39%
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Jerome (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, desert, factory, self discovery, workplace romance, small town life, unemployment, estrangement, small town, love and romance, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
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38%
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Joshua (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Joshua moves to the outskirts of Auburn, he awakens the curiosity of the sleepy town. They don’t know who he is or where he came from, but no one can shake the feeling they’ve known him for years. Despite his benevolence and selfless work ...
Style: serious, uplifting, feel good, sincere, touching
Plot: small town, redemption, miraculous event, small town life, hopes, society, mysterious character, self discovery, cause and meaning, religions or cults, imaginary, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, revenge, bondage, infidelity, love and romance, parent child relationship, romance, youth, betrayal, couples, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
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37%
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, lawyer, bus, redemption, car accident, school bus, betrayal, lawsuit, incest, drowning, loss of child, artist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada
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The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, racism, haunted by the past, small town, domestic violence, civil rights, african american, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
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36%