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Stateside (2004)
 6.0
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Stateside (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film follows a rebellious teenager on leave from the Marines who falls in love with a female musician. The relationship is threatened when she develops a mental illness...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: mental illness, boot camp, love affair, love and romance, romance, youth, prank, basic training, military life, teenage life, coming of age, fall in love, power relations, disorder, female nudity, stripper, dancer, nightclub, gang rape, sex, underwear, bare breasts, dancing, rape, ship ...
Time: contemporary, year 1980
Place: california, north carolina, naples italy, beirut lebanon, connecticut, south carolina, new york state

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, sex, kiss, singer, drink, dancing and drinking mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Stateside: Forty Shades of Blue (2005), The Hottest State (2006), Crazy Heart (2009), Whirlygirl (2006), West of Here (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, crumbling marriage, couple relations, romance, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, immigrants, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Hottest State (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: anger, musician, sex, actor, songwriter, sexuality, actor's life, romance, young lovers, urban, love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa, mexico, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.3
 79K
Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: musician, journalist, singer, redemption, country music, aging, loneliness, memory, guitar, alcoholic, texan, taxi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, new mexico, houston texas, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.8
 1K
Whirlygirl (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a run in with a hot exotic dancer one wintry night straight-laced prep school student James will find himself on the ride of his life. Risking his future he follows this mysterious woman to New York City - ditching school dodging cops and ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: party, high school, teenage love, dedicated educator, college, hardcase students, robbery, new love, follow your dream, teachers and students, school, boarding school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 6.1
 93
West of Here (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Finding his only escape in music, Gil Blackwell (Josh Hamilton) decides to leave his monotonous business life in Boston when his cousin dies in a car accident. Gil ignores his father's disapproval and takes the family's antique truck for ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: truck, car accident, opposites attract, on the road, romance, starting over, road trip, teenage love, midlife crisis, hopes, love and romance, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, boston, san francisco, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Permanent Record (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David Sinclair seems to have everything going for him: he's smart, musically talented, and very successful. To top off his senior year in high school, his band is trying to get a recording session. Therefore, David's suicide leaves ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, suicide, coming of age, buddies, school, social misfits, romance, music, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: portland oregon, oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
 662
Clara and Me (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Antoine has what every young single man could wish: a promising career, true and loyal friends, and an apartment of his own. However, he's a lonely man, until he meets Clara, a beautiful and exciting woman, and deeply falls in love with her. ...
Style: emotional, serious, twists and turns, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: pregnancy, introspection, self discovery, romance, singleness, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, love and romance, couples, fall in love, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
A Slipping-Down Life (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young woman becomes obsessed with a small-time North Carolina rock singer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, obsession, rock, musician's life, single parent, romance, theme park, love affair, addiction, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 74K
The Last Song (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, youth, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, rock, estrangement, sibling relationship, love and romance, coming of age, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, ireland, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Things Behind the Sun (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young music journalist's dark memories are awakened when he goes to interview a female rock singer, and both are forced to confront troubling secrets from their pasts.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, talky, gloomy ...
Plot: sexual abuse, music, rape, journalist, haunted by the past, rapist, punk, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, strong sexual content, musician, guilt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.4
 5K
To Our Loves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A portrait of youth in bloom; a tale of one family's dissolution; a reflection upon the danger and the mystery in living. Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a free spirit and the vessel for an almost Brontëan choler. She's 16, and men ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sexual, psychological
Plot: looking for sex, coming of age, infidelity, self discovery, love, teenage life, loveless marriage, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Listen to Your Heart (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Danny Foster doesn't have much: an apartment as small as his paychecks, no family, and a struggling music career. Yet for him, "every day is a great day to be alive," an attitude he gained from his mother's unwavering optimism ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, love and romance, urban, couples, musician's life, couple relations, parents and children, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Song for Martin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Martin, conductor of a symphonic orchestra, meet Barbara, violine player and they start a relationship. Five years later Martin starts to develop loss of memory and becomes more and more confused. Finally he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: opera, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, fall in love, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Chopin: Desire for Love (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The biography of world famous Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, quarantine, chess, romance, musician's life, music, prodigy, opposites attract, destructive relationship, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: poland, paris france, siberia, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Liberty Heights (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, anti semitism, high school, jewish, racism, americana, opposites attract, culture clash, human nature, rebelliousness, self discovery, interracial relations ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1954 ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
House of Fools (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The war film that's not a war film. A film about the mental institution which backdrop is the Chechen war. A story about the patients living in an institution during the war on the border of Chechnia and Russia during the war. The patients have ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: mental illness, hospital, mental institution, soldier, love affair, romance, fall in love, war, love and romance, military life, battles, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996
Place: chechnya, afghanistan, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break ...
Style: talky, realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, small town, coming of age, obsession, dysfunctional marriage, romance, gas station, rich and poor, siblings relations, sibling relationship, new love, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 734
American Son (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of a young Marine, fresh from Camp Pendleton, who is forced to confront the complexities of adulthood and a volatile home life during a four-day Thanksgiving leave.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: coming of age, thanksgiving, drugs/alcohol, soldier, self discovery, marine, family gatherings, family relations, best friends, fall in love, parents and children, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 47K
Head-On (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Head On is German director Fatih Akin’s story of the alcoholic Cahit and Turkish Sibel. Akin tells the story of a love that can never be between two people who are too alike to not be together.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: immigrants, suicide attempt, roommate, marriage, love, obsession, stabbing, machismo, muslim, romance, psychiatrist, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, hamburg germany, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 2K
Guinevere (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.
Style: touching, semi serious, clever, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: photographer, dysfunctional family, bohemian, protege, older man younger woman relationship, romance, coming of age, young lovers, parents and children, fall in love, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 490
Free Radicals (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Following the death of Manu (Resetarits) in a car accident, the film relates the interwoven stories of several people who become indirectly connected by the events and aftermath of the crash.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere
Plot: shopping mall, paralysis, dealing with death, love affair, small town, parents and children, death in the family, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, introspection, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, africa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a ...
Style: sentimental, serious, sexual, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, virginity, doctor, marriage, love letter, ship, cholera, extramarital affair, love triangle, romance, honeymoon ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1870s, post world war one ...
Place: colombia, seaport, caribbean, paris france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 2K
Food of Love (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Young aspiring pianist attracts attention of famous musicians. Chance encounters bring them together but expectations must be managed by all.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: coming of age, gays and lesbians, romance, love affair, gender, love and romance, musician's life, parents and children, coming out, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, barcelona, barcelona spain, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Good Night (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gary, a musician, is trapped in an unhappy relationship with his live-in lover, Dora. He becomes enthralled with a beautiful seductress who enters his dreams, and tries to control his dream-state so he can spend more and more time with her. When ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, dream, friendship, fall in love, couple relations, romance, friends, love and romance, couples, musician's life, thirtysomething life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, usa, london, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young man upsets his Punjabi family when he falls in love with an Irish schoolteacher.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: arranged marriage, muslim, culture clash, nightclub, music teacher, irish, romance, immigrants, racism, school, forbidden love, immigration ...
Place: glasgow scotland, spain, manchester, pakistan, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 6K
The Company (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.
Style: talky, stylized, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: ballet, dancer, suicide, choreographer, dancer's life, performer's life, ambition, music, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Very Good Girls (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: first sex, love triangle, wooing, friendship, youth, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, coming of age, fall in love, teenage girl, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, hitchhiker, self discovery, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, starting over, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, norway, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A penniless middle-aged spinster scrapes by giving piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950s. She makes a sad last bid for love with a fellow resident of her rundown boarding house, who imagines she has the money to bankroll the business he hopes to ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, touching ...
Plot: hotel, piano, spinster, betrayal, destructive relationship, romance, love affair, singleness, unfulfilled love, cons and scams, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe, united states, texas, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Lulu on the Bridge (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film is about a famous jazz saxophonist, Izzy who's life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot.
Style: atmospheric, serious, sentimental, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: jazz, shooting, saxophonist, murder, mystery, fall in love, romance, musician's life, extramarital affair, performer's life, destructive relationship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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