Movies like St. Elmo's Fire

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St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
 6.3
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St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Seven friends - Alec, Billy, Jules, Kevin, Kirby, Leslie and Wendy - are trying to navigate through life and their friendships following college graduation. Alec, who aspires to political life, has just shown his true colors by changing his allegiance from Democrat to Republican, which freaks out girlfriend Leslie, who he wants to marry. Budding architect Leslie, on the other hand, has an independent streak. She believes she has to make a name for herself to find out who she is before she can truly commit to another person in marriage. But Leslie and Alec have decided to live together. Because Leslie refuses to marry Alec, he believes that justifies certain behavior. Kirby, who wants to become a lawyer and who pays for his schooling by working as a waiter at their local hangout called St. Elmo's Bar, and struggling writer Kevin are currently roommates. They are on opposite extremes of the romance spectrum.
Style: sentimental, intense, sincere, serious, realistic, talky, sexy, road movie, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, coming of age, infidelity, teenager, love, young adult, love triangle, happy ending, life philosophy, graduation, looking for love, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, couple relations, unlikely friendships, winter, depression, college, drug addiction, virginity, high school, nostalgia, sex scene, loss of virginity, party girl ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, sexy and talky films with plots about couples, friendship, love and romance, romance, mentor, dialogue and couple relations mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like St. Elmo's Fire: About Last Night... (1986), Reality Bites (1994), Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), Class (1983), Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
About Last Night... (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.
Style: erotic, sexy, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: love, friendship, male nudity, teenager, sex, new year's eve, nudity (full frontal - brief), bittersweet, romance, yuppie, sex scene, lust ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Reality Bites (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize ...
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, love triangle, romance, best friends, teenager, coming of age, roommate, unlikely friendships, love, twentysomething life, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, new jersey, texas, houston texas ...
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Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school.
Style: feel good, romantic, sexy, humorous, reflective ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, date night ...
Plot: tomboy, coming of age, teenager, high school, opposites attract, love triangle, friendship, love, school, best friend, cheerleading, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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Class (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Naive Midwestern prep student Jonathan bonds with his more worldly roommate, Skip, who takes the small-town boy under his wing. At Skip's urging, the inexperienced Jonathan is emboldened to seek out older women in the cocktail lounges of nearby ...
Style: sex comedy, teen sex comedy, erotic, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, high school, teenager, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief), older woman teenage boy sex, age difference, sex, sex with a minor, friendship, youth, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
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Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, light, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, romance, best friends in love, dysfunctional family, happy ending, honest, best friends, couples, lifestyle, starting over, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, san francisco, california
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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: romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love, best friends in love, friendship, love and romance, male female friendship, opposites attract, couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ambition, introspection, destiny, best friend ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century ...
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XX/XY (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of ...
Style: melancholic, intense, psychological, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: threesome, sex, infidelity, friendship, betrayal, love triangle, complex characters, loneliness, college, couple relations, haunted by the past, buddies ...
Time: year 1993, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: new york, london, europe, usa, england
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One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, light, intense, touching ...
Plot: male female relationship, infidelity, love triangle, one night stand, friendship, lovers reunited, adultery, adaptation, justice, love affair, couple relations, family problems ...
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Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, breakup, working class, dysfunctional family, romance, love affair, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington state, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
All the Real Girls (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a small North Carolina town, Paul, a womanizer, meets Noel, a confused intellectual returning home for the first time in years since she left for boarding school. The film depicts the typical romance of a good girl and a bad boy, in an ...
Style: romantic, melancholic, atmospheric, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: womanizer, small town, romance, coming of age, regret, existentialism, depression, love, introspection, crumbling relationship, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, southern usa, california, usa
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Charlotte Sometimes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Michael, a young mechanic, is forced to choose between a daring tryst with an alluring stranger and the habitual comfort of his bittersweet obsession: his beautiful young roommate.
Style: sexy, sincere, light, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, unfulfilled love, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, infidelity, auto mechanic, nightclub, aunt nephew relationship, breakup, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Disappearing Acts (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 90s
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No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: 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: sexy, emotional, scary, disturbing, feel good ...
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Dinner with Friends (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: talky, witty, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
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The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Everybody's All-American (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: american football, sport, friendship, college, football, ambition, midlife crisis, romance, athlete's life, family problems, teenager, cheerleading ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: louisiana, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 140K
Manhattan (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Style: intellectual, humorous, meditative, romantic, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, age difference, love, divorce, romance, adultery, dating, friendship, mistress, crumbling relationship, city life, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, sexy, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, older woman younger man relationship, small town, friendship, teenager, graduation, nostalgia, christmas, innocence lost, high school prom, jealousy, self discovery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952, 70s
Place: texas, usa, california, austin texas, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harry and Sue Lewis met in the 40s as teenagers living in the Bronx. He was an aspiring architect, she was the most beautiful girl in school, and both had a fondness for bran muffins. They fell in love, got married, moved to Los Angeles, and had two ...
Style: sweet, melancholic, romantic, intense, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
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Indecent Proposal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Robert Redford stars as billionaire John Gage, who offers a down-on-his-luck yuppie husband (Woody Harrelson) $1 million for the opportunity to spend the night with the man's wife (Demi Moore).
Style: sexual, sexy, thought provoking, emotional, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined ...
Style: sexy, touching, melancholic, sweet, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to ...
Style: talky, humorous, melancholic, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, college, slacker, graduation, solitude, lifestyle, buddies, twentysomething life, lone hero, student, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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26%
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Life Partners (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A 29-year-old lawyer and her lesbian best friend experience a dramatic shift in their longtime bond after one enters a serious relationship
Style: realistic, humorous, talky, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lesbian friend, romance, lgbt, friendship, relationships, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, gay, love triangle, loneliness, lesbian romance ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples.
Style: sexy, emotional, romantic, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adultery, friendship, romance, loneliness, multiple storylines, love story, character study, complex characters, lifestyle, looking for love, couple relations, dishonesty ...
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A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, emotional, intense, sincere, erotic ...
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26%
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During their travels from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally Will debate whether or not sex ruins a perfect relationship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no closer to finding the answer.
Style: romantic, feel good, funny, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
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Perfect Opposites (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of two college graduates from the Midwest who move to Los Angeles, where their love is tested for the first time.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, romantic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: relationship problems, opposites attract, unlikely couple, love triangle, couple relations, lifestyle, youth, romance, fall in love, looking for love, single, relocation ...
Time: contemporary
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Texasville (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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: affectionate, unusual plot structure, light, splatter, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, crime gone awry, dark humor, character study, loneliness, stereotypes, depression, dog, childhood, farce, nerd, teenager ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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200 Cigarettes (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses.
Style: feel good, talky, humorous, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: best friends, love, new year's eve, friendship, couples, nightlife, romance, love and romance, sexual dysfunction, twentysomething life, singleness, looking for love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1981
Place: new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city
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