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West of Here (2002)
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West of Here (2002)
Original name: West Of Here
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 the promised land of California, but on the way a chance encounter reunites him with an old college flame, Genevieve (Fried Green Tomatoes' Mary Stuart Masterson), who joins his journey.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching, psychological, road movie
Plot: truck, car accident, on the road, opposites attract, starting over, romance, road trip, teenage love, midlife crisis, hopes, love and romance, drug dealing, love affair, death in the family, haunted by the past, environmentalism, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, friends, basketball, friendship, marijuana, businessman, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, boston, san francisco, montana

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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, romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, hopes and drinking mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like West of Here: Forty Shades of Blue (2005), Clara and Me (2004), Four Sheets to the Wind (2007), A Star Is Born (1976), Listen to Your Heart (2010). 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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, immigrants, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa, russia
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95%
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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, romance, self discovery, 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 ⇓
91%
Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, dealing with death, siblings relations, death in the family, coming of age, unfulfillment, family relations, starting over, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, last wish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
A Star Is Born (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Star Is Born is a 1976 rock music film telling the story of a young woman, played by Barbra Streisand who enters show business, and meets and falls in love with an established male star, played by Kris Kristofferson, only to find her career ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, rise and fall, rock star, fame, self discovery, tragic love, performer's life, music, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, urban, love and romance, 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 ⇓
62%
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: touching, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: folk, musician's life, forbidden love, romance, love affair, love and romance, family relations, human nature, moral dilemma, self discovery, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, social misfits, romance, school, music, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: portland oregon, oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A recently widowed woman on the road with her precocious young son is determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: on the road, single parent, friendship, starting over, waitress, singer, widow, unemployment, self discovery, road trip, character study, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, romance, love and romance, youth, prank, basic training, military life, teenage life, coming of age, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, year 1980
Place: california, beirut lebanon, connecticut, north carolina, naples italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Welcome to L.A. (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The lives and romantic entanglements of a group of young adults who have achieved "overnight" success in Los Angeles.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Plot: womanizer, songwriter, city life, drugs/alcohol, folk, musician's life, infidelity, urban, looking for love, love affair, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 22K
Shopgirl (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous ...
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, artist, romance, twentysomething life, store, fall in love, love and romance, restaurant, letter, dull life, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, vermont, mcdonald's restaurant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 102K
If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, youth, death in the family, teenage girl, life turned upside down, dealing with death, teenage life, family relations, coma, teenager, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 336
Tempted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The strain of juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and successful paralegal have worn Emma Burke (Virginia Madsen) out. Thus it is that Emma welcomes the opportunity to briefly take leave of her Boston home and head for sunny Hawaii. It is ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: love affair, parents and children, romance, love and romance, family relations, infidelity, love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, last wish, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 390
Roseland (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Roseland" is made up of three stories, sometimes connecting, all set in the famed New York dance palace, and all having the same theme: finding the right dance partner.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, atmospheric
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 77K
Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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Duration: 112 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
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The Guitar (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: The life of a woman is transformed after she is diagnosed with a terminal disease, fired from her job and abandoned by her boyfriend. Given two months to live, she throws caution to the wind to pursue her dreams.
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 161
Cactus (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman who injured her eyes in car accident and a young blind man fall for each other.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, psychological
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, mysterious character, romance, suburbs, dealing with death, opposites attract, human spirit, destructive relationship, love affair, suburban life, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Scenes from the Goldmine (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl trying to make it in the 1980's New Wave rock and roll scene in L.A.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: betrayal, rock, love and romance, artists and showbiz, music band, romance, musician's life, music, infidelity, love affair, tragic love, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Brooklyn Babylon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A charismatic rapper falls in love with a young Jewish girl despite the confines of her religious background.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, musician's life, urban, unlikely couple, fall in love, romance, urban ghetto, interracial relations, social differences, tragic love, city life ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: sexuality, sex, musician, anger, actor, actor's life, romance, young lovers, urban, love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa, connecticut, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Falling Like This (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Falling Like This showcases compelling performances by two young actors, Brian Vaughan and Megan Wilson. Writer/Director Dani Minnick has crafted a compassionate examination of the ragged edge of suburban life as characterized by Boyd, a charming, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: teenage love, juvenile delinquent, best friends, drugs/alcohol, unlikely couple, romance, high school, young lovers, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 37
Vernie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama - Sean, a young thirty-something coffee shop owner, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. He desperately wants to have a baby before he dies, and asks his best friend Kristy to bear his child. - John Riedlinger, Amy Colon, Patrick Coyle
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, terminal illness, friendship, store, cafe, romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, friends, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 12K
I Want You (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sequel to "Three Steps Above Heaven". The sexy Gin (Clara Lago) is the new love of Hache (Mario Casas), but this can not forget his former girlfriend (Maria Valverde), so the love triangle is inevitable.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: love affair, love triangle, loss of friend, teenage love, romance, rebel, friendship, starting over, haunted by the past, hopes, young adult, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 103K
Once (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, music, pianist, friendship, recording session, composer, street musician, recording studio, music store, song, romance, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, czech republic, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 678
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, cafe, unfulfillment, romance, couples, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, down on your luck, wish come true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.7
 61
W.C. (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Set in and around the male and female toilets of a Dublin jazz bar. A drama concerning the trials and tribulations of two lowly paid toilet attendants and the people they serve.
Style: serious, sincere, biting, realistic, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, social differences, jazz, bar, romance, nightlife, working class, workplace situations, society, workplace, immigrants, music band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, czech republic, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Last Good Time (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A reclusive aging widower struggling with tax problems has a complete change in his views of life as he has a chance encounter with a young woman who moves in with him briefly.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, elderly lovers, golden years, supportive spouse, romance, aging, self discovery, love affair, elderly, love and romance, couples, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 187K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, dealing with death, family relations, death, loss of spouse, letter, romance, couples, widow widower, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 1K
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, california, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%