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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: psychological, sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic, road movie
Plot: truck, car accident, teenage love, on the road, friends, family relations, drug dealing, love and romance, starting over, midlife crisis, hopes, love affair, haunted by the past, couples, death in the family, opposites attract, environmentalism, unfulfillment, romance, road trip, basketball, friendship, marijuana, businessman, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, couples, drinking, singer, unfulfillment and sex mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like West of Here: Clara and Me (2004), Forty Shades of Blue (2005), Four Sheets to the Wind (2007), A Star Is Born (1976), Listen to Your Heart (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sexual, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, family relations, wizards and magicians, self discovery, midlife crisis, gender, introspection, celibacy, lovers reunited, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, emotional, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, society, blues, love affair, couples, fall in love, family problems, estrangement, isolation, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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: serious, sincere, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, starting over, coming of age, death in the family, family problems, last wish, family relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, siblings relations, dealing with death, estrangement ...
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: romance, tragic love, rise and fall, self discovery, rock star, fame, artists and showbiz, friends, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, love and romance, relationship vs career ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, arizona
⇓ 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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: mute or deaf, couples, musician's life, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, family relations, romance, parents and children, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: realistic, atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: womanizer, songwriter, urban, parents and children, unfulfillment, family relations, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol, folk, love affair, musician's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, suicide, misfit, lifestyle, high school life, youth, family relations, parents and children, romance, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: portland oregon, oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, starting over, self discovery, single parent, unemployment, on the road, waitress, widow, singer, road trip, ambition, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 399
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: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, disco, loneliness, ballroom dancing, human nature, figment, nightclub, elderly, couples, nightlife, dance school, looking for love ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: psychological, touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, hopes, unfulfillment, family relations, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, romance, suburban life, dealing with death, opposites attract, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: psychological, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, moral dilemma, human nature, unfulfillment, parents and children, family relations, romance, love and romance, hopes, musician's life, folk, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 79K
Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: musician, journalist, singer, redemption, loneliness, financial problem, country music, alcoholic, hopes, musician's life, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, new mexico, phoenix arizona, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, emotional, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: teenage love, romance, unlikely couple, starting over, self discovery, couple relations, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, youth, on the road, social misfits, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 23K
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, gloomy, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: artist, love triangle, romance, couples, coming of age, fall in love, lifestyle, store, love and romance, dull life, twentysomething life, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, gloomy, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york, mexico, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 732
Preacher's Kid (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Small-town girl Angie King leaves the church and her home to pursue a dream of singing stardom. Luckett plays Angie, the daughter of a stern but loving bishop, whose attraction to the hunky star (Tank) of a traveling gospel show takes her on the ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 2K
Stateside (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 21K
Angel Eyes (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.5
 3K
The Guitar (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
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, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: terminal illness, lesbian, shower, electric guitar, apartment, self discovery, estrangement, unfulfillment, couple relations, road not taken, romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 106K
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, bleak, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Disappearing Acts (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own ...
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unemployment, teaching the ways of the world, follow your dream, crumbling marriage, romance, hopes, artists and showbiz, friendship, opposites attract, infidelity, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, interracial relations, love and romance, unlikely couple, romance, racism, misfit, society, social differences, lifestyle, urban ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: psychological, touching, gloomy, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, couples, human nature, friendship, elderly lovers, love and romance, supportive spouse, friends, romance, golden years, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.9
 104K
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, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pianist, music, musician's life, friendship, musician, singer, recording session, recording studio, song, composer, street musician, music store ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe, czech republic, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, pregnancy, life is a bitch, family relations, friends, best friends, society, store, family problems, couples, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 351
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: sexual, touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: dishonesty, fall in love, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, romance, couples, love affair, last wish, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, bar, romance, introspection, love and romance, couple relations, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, drifter, poker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, nevada, new york, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Charlotte Sometimes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Michael, a young mechanic, is forced to choose between a daring tryst with an alluring stranger and the habitual comfort of his bittersweet obsession: his beautiful young roommate.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, sexy, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, gender, young lovers, forbidden love, breakup, youth, lifestyle, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: ambition, betrayal, unfulfillment, music, love and romance, artists and showbiz, romance, friends, fall in love, couples, love affair, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 4K
Heavy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: waitress, seduction, pizza, obesity, small town, workplace, jealousy, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%