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Stanley & Iris (1990)
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Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, melancholic, sincere, serious, realistic, romantic, fairy tale, intellectual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, romance, love story, transformation, education, unemployment, teachers and students, love and romance, couple relations, school, friendship, life is a bitch, couples, opposites attract, family problems, women, happy ending, love, food, catastrophe, adventure, gangsters, children, relationships, loneliness ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and emotional films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, bittersweet, relationships, mentor and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Stanley & Iris: Falling in Love (1984), The Choice (2016), Dying Young (1991), Steel Magnolias (1989), Stella (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, light, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, romance, christmas, extramarital affair, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, love story, women ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, usa
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The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: love, couples, fall in love, true love, love and romance, couple relations, romance, destiny, happy ending, life & death, love triangle, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, year 1946, year 1989
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
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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: romantic, sentimental, sad, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, doctors, life & death, leukemia, terminal illness, beautiful scenery, couple relations, forbidden love, human nature, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Steel Magnolias (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sad, compassionate ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: women, female friendship, small town, wedding, family relations, friendship, terminal illness, life philosophy, diabetic, parents and children, loss of daughter, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Stella (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Barmaid Stella Claire and blueblood Stephen Dallas have very little in common -- except they've fallen in love. When their relationship fails, Stella decides to raise the child they had, Jenny, alone. But Jenny and Stella are far from the ...
Style: serious, emotional, sexy, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: single parent, working class, pregnancy, society, breakup, love and romance, youth, starting over, family problems, parents and children, moral dilemma, family life ...
Time: 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ⇓
35%
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, compassionate, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sign language, teacher, disability, deafness, deaf, love, romance, mute or deaf, couple relations, love and romance, opposites attract, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: love and romance, middle age romance, romance, love, love story, parents and children, infidelity, true love, life philosophy, couples, death, hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, romance, working class, farce, sexualized violence, transformation, homeless, corruption, disaster, old love, waitress, brothers ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, sexy, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, small town, college, friendship, romance, betrayal, college life, adaptation, love affair, student, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Like Crazy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: romantic, sincere, touching, emotional, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: long distance relationship, romance, love, forceful separation, love story, parents, fall in love, lovers apart, couple relations, immigration, depression, customs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, england, london, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love, tragedy, romance, college, young love, love story, tragic love, young lovers, death, ice hockey, terminal illness, graduation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, new york, boston, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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
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Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Message in a Bottle (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder whose wife died tragically early. As a deep and mutual attraction blossoms, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, bad ending, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
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Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, virginia, usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Disappearing Acts (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Once in a Lifetime (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After losing her husband and baby daughter to a fire, Daphne Fields raises her deaf son while beginning a writing career. Hollywood loves her scripts, but her heart remains with her son Andrew, under the care of Headmaster Matthew Dane at an eastern ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sentimental
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: touching, sentimental, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, couples, love and romance, romance, couple relations, hopes, unfulfilled love, society, human nature, family problems, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Untamed Heart (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Caroline, a young waitress who seems to have bad taste in men, is on her way home one night when thugs attempt to rape her. Adam, the mysterious busboy who works at the same diner, helps fight off the assailants, and she begins a relationship with ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: love, orphan, heart disease, waitress, christmas, baboon, love and romance, attempted rape, opposites attract, self discovery, love affair, tragedy ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Buddy Visalo (Michael Rispoli) is a factory worker, a frustrated crooner who once had a shot at the big time. Buddy's dreams of greatness have been reduced to an endless series of failed moneymaking schemes. His latest is buying a two-family ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: working class, friendship, culture clash, love and romance, couple relations, down on your luck, human nature, society, life is a bitch, couples, pregnancy, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 90s
Place: new jersey, ireland, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Murphy's Romance (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, friendship, horse ranch, love, horse, older man younger woman relationship, single mother, starting over, single parent, divorce, romance, bachelor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Sweet November (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later ...
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, love story, love, tragic love, love and romance, couples, self discovery, opposites attract, leukemia, fall in love, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lovers' Concerto (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lee Ji-hwan receives photographs in the mail that reminds him of how he met two girls, Shim Su-in and Kim Gyeong-heui, one summer five years ago. He shares his memories with his friend Cheol-hyeon. He recalls initially being in love with Su-in, but ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: romance, love story, love triangle, couples, friendship, love and romance, friends, love affair, relationships, couple relations, romantic relationship, lesbian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay, friendship, love triangle, world war two, romance, oxford, love and romance, fall in love, couples, society, siblings relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 80s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: england, morocco, oxford university, venice, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: psychological, stylized, serious, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, working class, loneliness, character study, single parent, love and romance, family relations, couple relations, looking for love, unfulfillment, getting home, best friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, tokyo, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him -- during their first encounter -- to pose as her husband so she can face her family.
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, happy ending, vineyard, romance, parents and children, interracial romance, love and romance, post war, family relations, family values, estate, wine ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two, 50s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia, France, Canada, Germany, Brazil, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, memory loss, love and romance, true love, relationships, marriage, couple relations, wooing, amnesia, power of love, love, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
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Oasis (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Oasis is a love story of two young people abandoned by families. A young man released from prison visits the widow of the man he killed drunk-driving. There he meets her daughter, wheelchair bound with cerebral palsy. Will these two lost people find ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: romance, disability, hit and run, love affair, friendship, haunted by the past, starting over, opposites attract, unlikely couple, vengeance, parents and children, society ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Bella (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An international soccer star is on his way to sign a multimillion dollar contract when something happens that brings his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress, struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that ...
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, uplifting, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, abortion, destiny, parenthood, life philosophy, stereotypes, honest, existentialism, lifestyle, self discovery, love affair, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Last Chance Harvey (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In London for his daughter's wedding, a struggling jingle-writer, Harvey Shine, misses his plane to New York, and thus loses his job. While drowning his sorrows in the airport pub, Harvey meets Kate, a British government worker stuck in an ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: wedding, father daughter relationship, romance, couples, fall in love, marriage, love story, relationships, loneliness, love and romance, happy ending, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, new jersey, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 8K
White Palace (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Max Baron is a Jewish advertising executive in his 20s who's still getting over the death of his wife. Nora Baker is a 40-something diner waitress who enjoys the wilder side of life. Mismatched or not, their attraction is instant and ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, love, forbidden love, age difference, erotica, infidelity, romance, bittersweet, male nudity, sexuality, sex scene, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 70s
Place: new jersey, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%