Movies like Water for Elephants

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Water for Elephants (2011)
 6.9
 107K
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, touching, realistic, sentimental, stylized, colourful, intense, melancholic, serious, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, circus, lovers, love and romance, boss and employee, performer's life, couple relations, animal training, love triangle, fall in love, couples, abuse, star, animal life, abusive husband, love affair, adventure, betrayal, artists and showbiz, older woman younger man relationship, husband wife relationship, veterinarian, animal abuse, love story, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 19th century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Water for Elephants

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, romantic, melancholic and emotional films with plots about catastrophe, dialogue, love and romance, romance, mentor, love story and adaptation mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Water for Elephants: The Notebook (2004), Adore (2013), The Lucky One (2012), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Remember Me (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 482K
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, sentimental, romantic, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love story, true love, love affair, young lovers, love triangle, romance, power of love, lovers reunited, social differences, fall in love, loss of loved one ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 30K
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, captivating, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, fall in love, lust, sexual relations, infidelity, older woman younger man relationship, sexual tension, dishonesty, parents and children, friendship, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.5
 95K
The Lucky One (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, emotional, sincere, touching, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: true love, love affair, destiny, soldier, single mother, obsessive quest, love and romance, iraq veteran, loss of loved one, hopes, lovers, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, new orleans, middle east, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
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: dramatic, serious, sentimental, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, brothel, rivalry, love and romance, mentor, cinderella story, unfulfilled love, loss of virginity, social differences, uninhibited rivalry, destiny ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 131K
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, sentimental, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, 9/11, suicide, death in the family, loss of parent, loss of loved one, parents and children, romance, college student, tragic event, relationships, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 38K
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: touching, emotional, sexual, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: forbidden love, love, love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, love affair, couple relations, tragic love, couples, desire, father daughter relationship, house fire ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Wuthering Heights (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, orphan, vengeance, society, social differences, tragic love, true love, couples, love triangle, infidelity, siblings relations, romance ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 61K
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, sentimental, romantic, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, true love, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, love affair, road not taken, forbidden love, small town, unfulfillment, young lovers, lone hero, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 31K
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: emotional, touching, romantic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, destiny, true love, moral dilemma, friendship, life & death, happy ending, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989, year 1946
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, emotional, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, infidelity, marriage crisis, couples, middle age romance, true love, midlife crisis, love story, reconciliation, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, friendship, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, adultery, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: sentimental, stylized, serious, emotional, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, love and romance, millionaire, loneliness, love triangle, high society, destructive relationship, party, love affair, obsessive love, american dream, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: love triangle, high society, love and romance, countess, infidelity, forbidden love, aristocracy, lawyer, romance, couple relations, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1870s, victorian era ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
How Do You Know (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, love affair, wooing, ambition, fall in love, love and romance, athlete's life, revelation, embarrassment, love story, baseball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, love triangle, unfaithful wife, cheating wife, destructive relationship, age difference, romance, betrayal, social differences, society, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 175K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, true love, memory loss, love and romance, wooing, couple relations, marriage, amnesia, power of love, newlyweds, hopes, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 56K
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, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, couple relations, customs, parents, romance, forceful separation, love affair, long distance relationship, blogger, chair, depression, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, touching, romantic, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, terminal illness, true love, couple relations, opposites attract, unlikely couple, romance, love, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 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, captivating, sentimental, intense, serious ...
Plot: family problems, forbidden love, romance, fall in love, family relations, dull life, love triangle, infidelity, family drama, destiny, couple relations, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 13K
Persuasion (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Persuasion is the newest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. Anne falls deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen.
Style: sentimental, emotional, romantic, touching, classic literature ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, love triangle, navy, jane austen, love affair, poetry, captain, couple relations, rich and poor, love and romance, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 14K
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, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, couple relations, social differences, human nature, unfulfillment, parents and children, leukemia, tragic love, father son relationship, nurse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, humorous, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, college, small town, friendship, romance, betrayal, love affair, youth, orphan, abortion, college life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 86K
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, classic literature, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, aristocracy, tragic love, depression, suicide, family relations, love triangle, doubts and hesitations, romance, russian ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 180K
Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, emotional, romantic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, love and romance, fall in love, disability, wheelchair, love, accident, depression, caregiver, self discovery, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.9
 7K
Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: obsession, forbidden love, young lovers, mental illness, romance, tragic love, couples, teenage life, destructive relationship, parents and children, coming of age, teen angst ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: reunion, love, high school reunion, midlife crisis, romance, couples, couple relations, infidelity, lifestyle, self discovery, memory, falling in love ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 4K
Love Affair (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ex-football star Mike Gambril meets Terry McKay on a flight to Sydney, which is forced to land on a small atoll. They become romantic on board a ship sent to take them to a larger island. They agree to meet in New York three months later to see if ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cruise, accident, accident victim, romance, love affair, fall in love, couples, reunion, airplane, relationships, happy ending, young lovers ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 9K
Jane Eyre (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is ...
Style: realistic, romantic, melancholic, emotional, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, orphan, romance, love triangle, fall in love, family relations, love affair, rich and poor, love and romance, parents and children, power relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 7K
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, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, love, yuppie, waitress, advertising executive, romance, infidelity, couples, death in the family, looking for love, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: st. louis missouri, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 7K
Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, love affair, obsession, unrequited love, tragic love, soldier, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%