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Stanley & Iris (1990)
 6.4
 7K
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, sincere, serious, realistic, melancholic, feel good, complex, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, unemployment, education, romance, couple relations, teachers and students, love and romance, love, school, friendship, life is a bitch, family problems, couples, opposites attract, pregnancy, cooking, cook, widow, bakery, love story, transformation, friends, family relations, parents and children, society ...
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 couples, love and romance, 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), Stella (1990), Twice in a Lifetime (1985). 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, 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 ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
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The Choice (2016)
Genre: Comedy, 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, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fall in love, love, love and romance, couple relations, couples, true love, destiny, romance, moral dilemma, love triangle, medical student, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, year 1989, year 1946
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.1
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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: sentimental, romantic, touching, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, life & death, leukemia, doctors, couple relations, fall in love, social differences, parents and children, human nature, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
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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: emotional, serious, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: single parent, working class, pregnancy, breakup, society, starting over, love and romance, youth, moral dilemma, parents and children, family life, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, love triangle, starting over, breakup, dysfunctional family, working class, love affair, romance, family problems, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sign language, teacher, romance, disability, deafness, couple relations, man-woman relation, couples, communication problem, opposites attract, love and romance, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, maine
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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: touching, romantic, sentimental, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, middle age romance, hotel, parents and children, infidelity, couples, true love, midlife crisis, marriage crisis, love story, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, small town, romance, coming of age, pregnancy, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
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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: sincere, sentimental, realistic, affectionate, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forceful separation, long distance relationship, couple relations, parents, customs, romance, bittersweet, lovers apart, couples, love affair, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, england, london, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
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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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, romance, young lovers, love, college, class differences, rich man poor woman, young love, terminal illness, unfulfillment, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, boston, paris france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: boarding school, starting over, parents and children, pregnancy, boarding school life, bittersweet, family relations, couples, family problems, death in the family, hospital, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
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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: sincere, touching, sentimental, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, hopes, human nature, family problems, couple relations, romance, unfulfilled love, couples, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Two Family House (2000)
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, love and romance, down on your luck, human nature, couple relations, couples, society, life is a bitch, pregnancy, friendship, ambition, marriage ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, 50s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
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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: touching, sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse ranch, small town, friendship, single parent, starting over, single mother, romance, divorce, fall in love, couple relations, americana, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: sailboat, haunted by the past, love letter, single parent, anonymous letter, romance, sailing, love, father son relationship, boat accident, destiny, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, chicago illinois, usa, new york, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, talky
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, looking for love, couple relations, lovers reunited, romance, opposites attract, family problems, starting over, musician's life, follow your dream ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.9
 9K
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, emotional, touching, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love affair, unlikely couple, starting over, opposites attract, haunted by the past, friendship, family problems, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, disability ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, friendship, couples, love and romance, friends, love story, couple relations, relationships, romantic relationship, love affair, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, catholicism, fall in love, love and romance, couples, alcohol abuse, love triangle, society, understanding, friends, siblings relations ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, uplifting, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, love triangle, waitress, old love, working class, romance, small town life, bittersweet, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, sexual, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, love, yuppie, advertising executive, waitress, romance, bittersweet, infidelity, looking for love, fall in love, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 70s
Place: st. louis missouri, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, waitress, desert, single mother, bittersweet, small town life, teenage life, racism, siblings relations, sexual abuse, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, romance, high school, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, teenage love, family problems, young lovers, teenager, family relations, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: travel, starting over, hopes, couples, dysfunctional character, breakup, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, sibling relationship, dysfunctional family, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, paris france, baltimore, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
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Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, haunted by the past, siblings relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, homecoming, human nature, loneliness, alcohol abuse, prom, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: sincere, touching, feel good, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: wedding, fall in love, down on your luck, romance, love and romance, couples, parents and children, unlikely relationship, family problems, weekend, one last chance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
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33%