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This Is the Sea (1997)
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This Is the Sea (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is set in Northern Ireland shortly after 1994 cease-fire. Hazel is a Protestant and Malachy a Catholic. Romance between them is threatened by Rohan (leader in militant underground and pal of Malachy's brother Padhar), who wants Malachy to be recruited and fight for the cause and by Hazel's brother Jef, who spies on her meetings.
Style: touching, bleak, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: militant, forbidden love, romance, true love, graphic violence, family relations, love and romance, fall in love, tragic love, society, family problems, folk, political unrest, siblings relations, snitch, state affairs, unfulfillment, religions or cults, ira, catholic, protestant, profanity, female director
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, northern ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, fall in love, family relations, society, couples and unfulfillment mostly in Romance, Drama and War genres. Some movies like This Is the Sea: Falling for a Dancer (1998), Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010), Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011), David & Fatima (2008), The Classic (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Falling for a Dancer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Romantic drama set in rural Ireland of the 1930s. The story begins when 19-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor and falls pregnant. Community pressure forces her to marry a dull middle-aged man, but maybe there is hope on the horizon.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, countryside, pregnancy, couples, unfulfilled love, love affair, tragic love, haunted by the past, bittersweet, society, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
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95%
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: tragic love, social differences, forbidden love, love and romance, youth, romance, revolution, fall in love, unfulfilled love, society, young lovers, village ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Growing up in West Sumatra in the 1920s, Hamid and Zainab comes from families from very different social classes. Hamid is poor, while Zainab is wealthy. Hamid receives a scholarship from Zainab’s father and Hamid’s mother works for Zainab’s ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: forbidden love, rich and poor, fall in love, social differences, love and romance, youth, romance, society, parents and children, teenage life, religions or cults, islam
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 220
David & Fatima (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of Romeo and Juliet in Jerusalem involving a Palestinian woman and an Israeli man.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, against the odds, social differences, unlikely couple, opposites attract, fall in love, tragic love, society, young lovers, love and romance, romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, non-linear
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, social differences, youth, romance, fall in love, society, love affair, young lovers, family relations, diary, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.9
 592
The Voyage (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, terminal illness, siblings relations, couples, family relations, illness ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Belle du Seigneur (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: tragic love, love affair, romance, love triangle, infidelity, sexual content, society, social differences, state affairs, political unrest, anti semitism, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, friendship, romance, teenage love, revolution, friends, youth, love and romance, political unrest, true love, coming of age, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Girl and Death (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Russia, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The Girl and Death tells us the impossible love story of Nicolai and the courtesan Elise. A love obstructed by materialism, wealth and death threat.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: true love, romance, tragic love, unfulfillment, couples, doctors, materialism, freedom, death threat, impossible love, past, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.0
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Diamond Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Denny Montana never looks at Claire. She has been working for him for four years and fallen in love at a distance. When Denny's brother Regan returns to oversee the sale of the family vineyard, Claire and Reganen makes pact. To make Denny ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious
Plot: womanizer, family relations, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, starting over, homecoming, love triangle, fall in love, couples, hopes, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: love, love and romance, romance, social differences, forbidden love, parents and children, life is a bitch, fall in love, rich and poor, family relations, couples, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
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Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, India, Pakistan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, love and romance, forbidden love, fall in love, sikh, soldier, society, romance, couples, political unrest, social relations, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Green Chariot (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Emigration to Israel challenges Sasha's Jewish identity. Will love help him to go over this crisis?
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional
Plot: fall in love, moral dilemma, society, romance, love and romance, immigrants, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, misfit, jewish, engagement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Nigeria, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An epic love story: Olanna and Kainene are glamorous twins, living a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria. The two women make very different choices of lovers, but rivalry and betrayal must be set aside as their lives are swept up ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, captivating, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: genocide, against humanity, political unrest, revolution, rebellion, life is a bitch, fall in love, hopes, wartime life, evacuation, village, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: nigeria, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 2K
Sometimes (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
Story: A story spanning two generations, where two lovers are forced to marry against their will, but hold onto memories of their romance. Years later circumstances force them to confront their spouses, their children and each other.
Style: realistic, serious, saga, captivating, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: young lovers, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, true love, love affair, parents and children, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love triangle, destiny, step siblings ...
Time: 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Romeo and Juliet (2014)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad take on the title characters in a modern adaptation of the timeless classic, Romeo and Juliet. This Broadway stage production is being broadcast in movie theaters.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, romantic
Audience: date night
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, parents and children, true love, tragic hero, couples, youth, romance, fall in love, family relations, love and romance, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
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 2K
Cal (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, guilt, couples, ira, couple relations, tragic love, haunted by the past, political unrest, forbidden love, tragic hero, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Christmas in August (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a quiet corner of Seoul, Jung-won runs a small photo studio. A humble shack passed down from his widower father, the studio is a space where Jung-won goes about his daily routine of dealing with fussy customers, enlarging photos of class ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, fall in love, friendship, maid, tragic hero, single parent, family relations, destiny, teenage love, love affair, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Fools of Fortune (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A Protestant Irish family is caught up in a conflict between Irish Republicans and the British army.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: murder, revolution, family relations, couples, estate, political unrest, vengeance, alcohol abuse, family life, fall in love, mentally unstable, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
 927
Love Is Blind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Estonia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 30-year old Kertu has lived under her father's power her whole life. Because of her gentle nature, she is thought by locals to be a little simple-minded. The young woman makes her first timid attempt to change something in her life - she send a ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: fall in love, romance, parents and children, forbidden love, society, social misfits, unlikely couple, village life, village, self discovery, family relations, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 3K
Loving Leah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A handsome Washington, D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake is a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: marriage of convenience, cardiologist, romance, couples, death in the family, society, religions or cults, love and romance, fall in love, family tradition, family relations, jewish woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 6.6
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Nuts for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: En 1975, unos meses antes del comienzo de la dictadura militar argentina, Alicia y Marcelo se conocen en un concierto de Sui Géneris. El amor surge inmediatamente entre ellos, pero el retorno del novio de Alicia provoca la separación. En 1982, en ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: lovers reunited, love affair, social differences, political unrest, unfulfilled love, destiny, politics, romance, love and romance, state affairs, couples, bittersweet ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 12K
Romeo & Juliet (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Verona, bad blood between the Montague and Capulet families leads to much bitterness. Despite the hostility, Romeo Montague manages an invitation to a masked ball at the estate of the Capulets and meets Juliet, their daughter. The two are ...
Style: romantic, dramatic, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, star crossed lovers, young lovers, true love, tragic love, family feud, love and romance, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, family relations, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, shakespeare ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: family business, factory, social differences, forbidden love, love affair, society, couples, crumbling marriage, romance, infidelity, tragic love, fall in love ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1929
Place: switzerland, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 844
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 ⇓
52%
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 603
The Bridge (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Actor Gerard Depardieu co-directed this drama about a married woman who falls in love with another man. Mina is a movie buff with a husband, Georges, who's out of work, and a 15-year-old son, Tommy. While Mina works part-time as a domestic for ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, semi autobiographical
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, midlife crisis, forbidden love, love triangle, looking for love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, tragic love, family relations, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, baby born, diary, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
American Wake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A musician and a fireman work against certain expectations in order to pursue their respective dreams.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: moral dilemma, self discovery, forbidden love, love affair, hopes, romance, musician's life, love and romance, family relations, human nature, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%