Movies like St. Elmo's Fire

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St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
 6.4
 39K
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, sincere, serious, realistic, talky, intense, cult film, nostalgic, feel good, road movie ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love triangle, infidelity, graduation, young adult, looking for love, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, buddies, ambition, secret admirer, life philosophy, happy ending, depression, singleness, friends, romance, partners, love and romance, hopes, love affair, urban, couples, dishonesty, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey

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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, dialogue, mentor and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like St. Elmo's Fire: Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), About Last Night... (1986), Reality Bites (1994), Class (1983), Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: tomboy, opposites attract, high school, coming of age, high school dance, school, love triangle, best friend, friendship, romance, partners, love and romance ...
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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: sentimental, humorous, talky, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, new year's eve, softball, romance, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), friends, twentysomething life, couple relations, singleness, urban, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Reality Bites (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: realistic, talky, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, best friends, roommate, love triangle, romance, twentysomething life, looking for love, graduation, ambition, youth, young lovers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas, houston texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: sexy, humorous, sexual, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, friendship, coming of age, nudity (topless - notable), older woman teenage boy sex, romance, boarding school, nudity (full frontal - brief), loss of virginity, profanity, sexual content, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, best friends, romance, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, starting over, hopes, looking for love, breakup, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, adultery, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, bittersweet ...
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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, touching, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: psychological, touching, humorous, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
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One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 107 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, romantic, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: london, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: contemplative, sincere, touching, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: sincere, sexy, light, captivating, contemplative ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
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Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, psychological, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, thought provoking, sincere ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952, year 1951 ...
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 136K
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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200 Cigarettes (1999)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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