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This Is My Father (1998)
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This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, Kieran travels to Ireland. In flashbacks, we watch a romance develop between Kieran's mother, a college girl, and his father (Aidan Quinn), an inarticulat
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious, sexy, heartbreaking, romantic, emotional, visually appealing ...
Plot: bittersweet, small town, romance, coming of age, village, school, forbidden love, youth, misfit, family relations, parents and children, family life, love and romance, village life, couples, dysfunctional family, self discovery, social differences, society, family problems, family in crisis, social relations, siblings relations, small town life, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, chicago illinois, illinois, usa, europe, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, family relations, romance, couples, parents and children, bittersweet and society mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like This Is My Father: Circle of Friends (1995), Dancing at Lughnasa (1998), The Playboys (1992), The Run of the Country (1995), Gas, Food Lodging (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
Place: ireland, europe
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Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: aunt niece relationship, family relations, siblings relations, human nature, parents and children, family life, love and romance, life is a bitch, sibling relationship, brother sister relationship, sister sister relationship, bus ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: ireland, africa, europe, england, spain
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The Playboys (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: love, circus, sin, romance, society, fall in love, small town, small town life, social relations, pregnancy, human nature, jealousy ...
Time: 50s
Place: ireland, europe
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The Run of the Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Irish lad (Matt Keeslar) who fled from his oppressive, widowed father (Albert Finney) falls for a girl (Victoria Smurfit) from an affluent family.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, coming of age, ira, family relations, politics, police officer, strained relationship, father son relationship, countryside, romance, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, waitress, mother daughter relationship, desert, single mother, bittersweet, map, couples, social relations, family relations, satellite ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, love triangle, friendship, old love, waitress, working class, romance, couples, social relations, friends, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s
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Cole (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small town youth finds fulfillment and romance in a big city's creative writing course, but feels obliged to sacrifice them when his sister's home life deteriorates in his absence.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: interracial romance, small town, interracial relations, social differences, self discovery, fall in love, ambition, follow your dream, family problems, couples, dysfunctional family, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, british columbia
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This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main attraction, Alva Starr. Alva and Owen then try to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, betrayal, family relations, revenge, infidelity, forbidden love, social differences, siblings relations, love affair, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, australia, usa, tennessee, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Girl with Green Eyes (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, youth, coming of age, friendship, friends, farm, couples, environmentalism, single parent, romance, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
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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, sentimental, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Place: san francisco, california, usa, ireland, los angeles
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Frankie Starlight (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Plot: family relations, romance, self discovery, family life, forbidden love, unfulfillment, love and romance, love triangle, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, death in the family ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Duration: 78 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Estonia
Duration: 98 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Country: Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
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Shelter Me (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Follow The Stars Home (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Sons & Lovers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Filmmaker Stephen Whittaker adapts author D.H. Lawrence's simmering tale of sex, love, and family. In the years leading up to World War I, the problems faced by many families were uncannily similar to the issues that mankind would still be ...
Style: serious, realistic, romantic, sincere
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