Movies like Water for Elephants

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Water for Elephants (2011)
 6.9
 116K
Water for Elephants (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
Style: emotional, romantic, touching, sexy, stylized, scenic, melancholic, intense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: circus, forbidden love, love and romance, older woman younger man relationship, lovers, fall in love, performer's life, couples, artists and showbiz, boss and employee, veterinarian, love triangle, abusive husband, love story, elephant, animal abuse, couple relations, love, animals, love affair, animal life, animal training, older woman younger man sex, age difference, greed ...
Time: 1930s, 19th century, 50s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1931, 20s ...
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Water for Elephants

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sexy, romantic, realistic and touching films with plots about romance, love and romance, love story, love, catastrophe, beautiful scenery and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Water for Elephants: The Notebook (2004), The Great Gatsby (2013), Endless Love (2014), Adore (2013), Anna Karenina (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
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The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, emotional, romantic, sentimental, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, love story, love and romance, true love, power of love, fall in love, love affair, lovers reunited, youth, social differences, love triangle, memory loss ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 50s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south carolina, north carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, bad ending, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, high society, love triangle, millionaire, loneliness, love and romance, destructive relationship, social differences, forbidden love, american dream, love story, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, midwest, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 45K
Endless Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love, forbidden love, teen romance, teenage love, love and romance, love story, love affair, couple relations, teenage life, couples, desire, father daughter relationship ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 35K
Adore (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering ...
Style: sexy, emotional, erotic, romantic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: forbidden love, older woman younger man relationship, infidelity, older woman younger man sex, mother son relationship, love affair, lust, sexual relations, sexual tension, adultery, fall in love, beach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 100K
Anna Karenina (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Style: stylized, emotional, colourful, surreal, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, aristocracy, imperial russia, romance, suicide, love triangle, depression, tragic love, marriage, adultery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 50s, 18th century ...
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, europe, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.4
 108K
The Lucky One (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive-a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Learning her name is Beth and where she lives, he shows ...
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: love affair, true love, soldier, single mother, destiny, romance, loss of loved one, love story, obsessive quest, love and romance, marines, veteran ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, new jersey, middle east, new orleans, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, thought provoking, sexy ...
Plot: high society, love triangle, countess, forbidden love, aristocracy, love and romance, destiny, infidelity, marriage, romance, lovers, love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1890s
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, paris france, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 194K
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 ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 40K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 191K
Chocolat (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group ...
Style: romantic, feel good, sweet, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: small town, chocolate, prejudice, women, cooking and food, culture clash, love story, life philosophy, lifestyle change, single mother, love and romance, food ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 147K
Remember Me (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws ...
Style: touching, emotional, romantic, sad, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: suicide, young love, relationships, romance, death in the family, 9/11, teenager, love, love story, dealing with death, teenage love, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary, year 1991, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 149K
Dear John (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sergeant John Tyree is home on a 2 week leave from Germany. He meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off the pier. John falls in love with Savannah who is a student on spring break helping ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love, love and romance, true love, young love, couples, love story, soldier, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: north carolina, south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An aging actress' husband dies of a heart attack en route to Rome, where they'd planned to holiday. There, she rents an apartment and, through the Contessa, she meets a young man, with whom she begins an affair.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, loss of husband, love triangle, forbidden love, looking for love, unfulfilled love, infidelity, sexual intercourse, dishonesty, love and romance, prostitute, romance ...
Place: italy, rome italy, tennessee, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Age of Adaline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, dramatic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love, immortality, romance, love story, immortal, loneliness, love and romance, miraculous event, supernatural romance, aging, destiny, life & death ...
Time: future, 20th century, year 1929, year 1956, year 2014 ...
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 72K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sexy, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, small town, high school sweetheart, love affair, fall in love, teenage love, romance, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend reunion, road not taken ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992
Place: new jersey, new orleans, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Legends of the Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: world war one, love triangle, beautiful scenery, romance, revenge, father son relationship, death, relationships, native americans, civil war, sibling relationship, friendship ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era, 1920s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Autumn in New York (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane - New York restaurateur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding. Charlotte is ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, emotional, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, age difference, terminal illness, love story, opposites attract, love, couple relations, romance, unlikely couple, death, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 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 ⇓
23%
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Falling in Love Again (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harry and Sue Lewis met in the 40s as teenagers living in the Bronx. He was an aspiring architect, she was the most beautiful girl in school, and both had a fondness for bran muffins. They fell in love, got married, moved to Los Angeles, and had two ...
Style: sweet, melancholic, romantic, intense, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love, romance, infidelity, love story, friendship, happy ending, unlikely friendships, midlife crisis, couples, couple relations, lifestyle, self discovery ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: usa, bronx new york city, new york, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 62K
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 ⇓
23%
 7.3
 88K
Jane Eyre (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close ...
Style: gothic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love, forbidden love, social differences, fall in love, romance, love and romance, unlikely couple, young woman, older man younger woman relationship, estate, power of love, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 70s, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 16K
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 ⇓
22%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: touching, emotional, scenic, captivating, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, loveless marriage, couple relations, cheating wife, love and romance, adultery, marriage, couples, epidemic, cholera, doctor, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 50s
Place: china, london, england, shanghai, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: captivating, dramatic, emotional, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, love story, older man younger woman relationship, japanese culture, love and romance, brothel, age difference, rivalry, mentor, orphan, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 2K
Fall (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For Michael Shiver, life as an easy-going cab driver in New York suddenly changes when he picks up supermodel Sarah Easton and falls head over heels in love. But Sarah has more than just passion on her mind; she also has a husband and a glamorous ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, romantic, intense, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, destiny, love story, honest, writers, loneliness, love affair, infidelity, love and romance, extramarital affair, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, paris france, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 2K
Ethan Frome (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: emotional, intense, sexy, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, dull life, family relations, romance, fall in love, destiny, adultery, love, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, england, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 14K
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 ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
Three Steps Above Heaven (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Story of two young people who belong to different worlds. It is the chronicle of a love improbable, almost impossible but inevitable dragging in a frantic journey they discover the first great love. Babi (Maria Valverde) is a girl from upper-middle ...
Style: emotional, touching, romantic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: love, teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, young love, fall in love, couple relations, youth, couples, forbidden love, first love, high school hunk ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 34K
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 ⇓
21%