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Wild in the Country (1961)
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Wild in the Country (1961)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A troubled young man discovers that he has a knack for writing when a counselor encourages him to pursue a literary career.
Style: realistic, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: false accusation, doctor, garage, oath, college, writer's life, family relations, hopes, murder, couples, small town life, family business, aging, social worker, small town, doctors and patients, going straight, dedicated lawyer, power relations, raccoon, sex, dancing, lawyer, writers, investigation ...
Time: 60s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and humorous films with plots about family relations, couples, love and romance, small town, singing, small town life and dancing mostly in Drama, Musical and Comedy genres. Some movies like Wild in the Country: Blue Valley Songbird (1999), The Trouble with Girls (1969), Kid Galahad (1962), Right This Way Folks! (1964), I Walk the Line (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blue Valley Songbird (1999)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Country singer Leana Taylor (Dolly Parton) struggles to escape from her controlling manager/boyfriend Hank (John Terry) as well as her troubled past. After turning to her guitarist (Billy Dean), Leanna finally faces her past, including her estranged ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, love and romance, couples, life is a bitch, ambition, addiction, showbiz, small town life, country, small town, on the road, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, nashville tennessee
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95%
The Trouble with Girls (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Chautauqua manager Walter Hale and his loyal business manager struggle to keep their traveling troupe together in small town America.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: investigation, labor union, tent, lecture, filmmaking, disorder, rise and fall, crimes, performer's life, artists and showbiz, musician's life, workplace ...
Time: 1920s
Place: iowa
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85%
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Kid Galahad (1962)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kid Galahad is a 1962 musical film starring Elvis Presley as a boxer. The movie was filmed on location in Idyllwild, California and is noted for having a strong supporting cast. Most critics rate it as one of Presley's best performances. The ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, realistic, serious, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: gangsters, gambling, boxing, boxer, follow your dream, sport, supportive spouse, human spirit, athlete and trainer, relationship vs career, friends, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Right This Way Folks! (1964)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Elvis plays a bad-boy singer roaming the highways on his Japanese motorcycle; laid up after an accident, he joins a carnival owned by the feisty Barbara Stanwyck.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, boss and employee, teenage life, college, family business, parents and children, fall in love, gender bending, rising to stardom, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, actor's life ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: egypt, california, new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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I Walk the Line (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tawes is the sheriff in a godforsaken little hole somewhere in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a young beautiful girl who turns his world upside down. ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: small town, nubile woman, heist, vengeance, small town life, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, chases and races, on the run, crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
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Greendale (2003)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Neil Young's "musical novel", telling the story of a family, the murder of a cop and the evolution of a young girl named Sun Green. This is not a concert film. YOung himself shot actors on locations on his native Northern California ...
Style: serious, realistic, experimental, captivating, biting ...
Plot: small town, social differences, parents and children, couple relations, family life, americana, culture clash, satire, journalism, society, music, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Lost in the Stars (1974)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Musical from the American Film Theatre series, based on the play Cry The Beloved Country.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: murder, oldies, interracial relations, racism, courtroom drama, friendship, injustice, friends, show tunes, human spirit, discrimination, custody ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, satirical, melancholic ...
Plot: looking for love, self discovery, sexual relations, nightlife, looking for sex, city life, couples, family relations, drug abuse, loneliness, sexuality, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Adam at Six A.M. (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A disenchanted young Professor of Semantics at a California college learns of a distant relative's death in Missouri. He journeys cross-country to the funeral, then decides to spend the summer there and work as a laborer for a power-line ...
Style: biting, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: farm, family relations, small town, youth, love and romance, starting over, hopes, coming of age, innocence lost, couples, self discovery, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: missouri, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Blue Hawaii (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Chad Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: surfing, tour guide, family business, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, partners, starting over, dancing, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, lone hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future, 1960s, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, honolulu hawaii, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, friendship, prison, hopes, false accusation, redemption, church, bittersweet, self discovery, dishonesty, starting over, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, quarry
Place: maine, usa, new england, ohio, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Madame X (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman married to a wealthy socialite, is compromised by the accidental death of a man who had been romantically pursuing her, and is forced by her mother-in-law to assume a new identity to save the reputation of her husband and infant son. She ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: murder, courtroom, infidelity, addiction, parents and children, courtroom drama, alcohol abuse, forbidden love, cons and scams, social differences, manipulation, couples ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, europe, latin america, connecticut, swiss alps ...
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44%
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Go for It! (2011)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carmen is a good student with a bad attitude who lives for dancing in the underground clubs of Chicago. She yearns to be 'somebody' but is afraid to believe in herself. Her immigrant Mexican, working-class parents want her to stay in ...
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, serious, emotional ...
Plot: ambition, self discovery, hopes, follow your dream, dancing, parents and children, hip hop, contests and competitions, dancer's life, desire for fame, dance school, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Play It As It Lays (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Hollywood actress undergoes a psychic breakdown and recalls the traumatic events which led to her stay at a sanitarium.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: mental institution, infidelity, hollywood, filmmaking, family relations, mental breakdown, mental illness, innocence lost, introspection, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, beverly hills, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Learning Tree (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story, set in Kansas during the 1920's, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, murder, small town, racism, countryside, teenager, family relations, discrimination, moral dilemma, teenage life, kids in trouble, lifestyle ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: kansas, usa
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43%
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Fast Forward (1985)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eight young people from Ohio who are dancers, come to New York, to compete in a major talent competition. But when they get there, they learn that they have to wait some time before they take part in it. So they try to do their best to survive in ...
Style: humorous, stylized, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, music, hopes, youth, ambition, performer's life, follow your dream, dancer's life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, rivalry, high school life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, ohio
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42%
One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Follow That Dream (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off, Pop Kwimper digs in his heels and decides to do a little homesteading. He and his son Toby and their "adopted" ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, cult film ...
Plot: surfing, gangsters, twins, orphan, casino, gambling, performer's life, rise to the top, music, criminal heroes, society, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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A Killing in a Small Town (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: self defense, murder, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, manipulation, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, small town life, vengeance, false accusation, school, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Live a Little, Love a Little (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pin-up photographer, who doesn't want to get pinned down, comes up against a girl who won't take no for an answer.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unlikely couple, disorder, boss and employee, love triangle, fall in love, impossible love, lifestyle, workplace, journalism, nothing goes right, romance, couples ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Blacklisted by the major airlines for endlessly chasing female staff, pilot Rick Richards returns to Hawaii to set up a helicopter charter company with his friend Danny. Having a girl on every island is a good way to get business but it becomes ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic, psychotronic
Audience: date night
Plot: anti hero, heroes, underdog, oldies, rock, wooing, nightlife, fall in love, family business, frame up, partners, anti heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: hawaii, usa, honolulu hawaii
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38%
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Tickle Me (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Elvis is a singing rodeo rider who drifts into an expensive dude ranch patronized by wealthy glamour girls. The owner, Vera Radford, hires Elvis as a stable man. Pretty physical fitness trainer Pam Merritt has a letter from her late grandfather ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous, psychotronic
Audience: date night
Plot: letter, ranch, rock, boss and employee, infidelity, farm, friends, couples, partners, buddies, ghost, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: arizona
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37%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, tense ...
Plot: family relations, coma, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, couple relations, society, crumbling marriage, single parent, family problems, suburbs, small town ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Steal Me (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chasing his wayward mother to Montana, fifteen year old Jake finds the picture perfect Tucker family instead who photoshop him into their lives, despite his questionable past. Too bad Jake can not stop himself from stealing, being seduced by the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, small town, teenage life, forbidden love, love affair, couples, love and romance, youth, starting over, human nature, parents and children, adultery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Zoot Suit (1981)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Part fact and part fiction, Zoot Suit is the film version of Luis Valdez's critically acclaimed play, based on the actual Sleepy Lagoon murder case and the zoot suit riots of 1940s Los Angeles. Henry Reyna is the leader of a group of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: racism, murder, interracial relations, mexican american, rebellion, hopes, dishonesty, fighting the system, gang, life is a bitch, confined, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: los angeles, usa
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36%
A Map of the World (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: School nurse Alice Goodwin lives with her husband and two daughters on a dairy farm in a small Wisconsin community. After an accident on her property involving a friend's child, the town turns against her and Alice finds herself fighting ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, disturbing, sincere, touching ...
Plot: family relations, testimony, drowning, friendship, false accusation, sexual abuse, small town, couple relations, death in the family, parents and children, small town life, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa, minnesota, milwaukee wisconsin
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36%
I Could Go on Singing (1963)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jenny Bowman is a successful singer who, while on an engagement at the London Palladium, visits David Donne to see her son Matt again, spending a few glorious days with him while his father is away in Rome in an attempt to attain the family that she ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, singer, custody, showbiz, parents and children, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz, single parent, love and romance, youth, musician's life ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Country Christmas Story (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A starry-eyed young girl journeys from the mountains of Appalachia to the stage at Dollywood, where she discovers the impact of African-Americans on the world of country music - while at the same time competing in a country music competition for ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, ambition, family relations, church choir, love and romance, family, couples, christmas movie, holiday, small town, singing, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vermont town in the 1950's hires a new minister based on his war record and capable presentation, but then are shocked when he shows up and is a black man. Things go completely wrong for ...
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, murder, small town, life is a bitch, society, crimes, legal, dishonesty, profanity, social relations, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Hurry Sundown (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann Warren and has already been optioned by her unscrupulous, ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: farm, family relations, racism, small town, interracial relations, parents and children, obsession, culture clash, small town life, family business, master and servant, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%