Movies like The Light Between Oceans

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The Light Between Oceans (2016)
 7.2
 45K
The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, New Zealand, USA, India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.
Style: melancholic, scenic, heartbreaking, touching, compassionate, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: moral dilemma, isolation, island, mother love, husband wife relationship, miscarriage, wanting to have children, kidnapping, redemption, love, motherhood, marriage, lighthouse keeper, infertility, childless couple, ocean or sea, couple relations, adoption, human nature, couples, pregnancy, boat, prison, sea, ocean ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, year 1918
Place: australia

Most similar movies to The Light Between Oceans

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, touching and serious films with plots about love and romance, mentor, catastrophe, romance, storytelling, dialogue and destiny mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Light Between Oceans: The Painted Veil (2006), The Choice (2016), Amy Foster (1997), The Deep Blue Sea (2011), Stanley & Iris (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, loveless marriage, marriage, doctor, redemption, couples, epidemic, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 29K
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: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, true love, love and romance, couples, love, destiny, life & death, moral dilemma, death, brother sister relationship, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.9
 3K
Amy Foster (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for ...
Style: emotional, epic, touching, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: ship, chess, shipwreck, xenophobia, doctor, romance, fall in love, countryside, human nature, society, social differences, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, europe, ukraine, wales, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, destructive relationship, judge, romance, hidden identity, family problems, forbidden love, love and romance, crumbling marriage, love, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: working class, pregnancy, unemployment, bakery, love, widow, education, cook, romance, isolation, single parent, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, romance, infidelity, marriage crisis, middle age romance, true love, midlife crisis, love story, reconciliation, love, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 74K
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: touching, captivating, gothic, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social differences, love and romance, rich and poor, family secret, estate, master and servant, power of love, fall in love, haunted by the past, couple relations, unlikely couple, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 44K
Last Night (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Style: melancholic, emotional, romantic, sexy, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, cheating wife, temptation, lovers reunited, love and romance, couple relations, trust, moral dilemma, marriage, ex couple relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 27K
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, tragic love, class differences, romance, college, terminal illness, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, rich man poor woman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: campus, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 13K
Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, starting over, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, couples, cliche, fall in love, romance, couple relations, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 172K
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: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, memory loss, love and romance, romance, couple relations, marriage, amnesia, wooing, newlyweds, hopes, coma, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 168K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: emotional, realistic, stylized, talky, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, nurse, lust, couple relations, crumbling marriage, depression, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, marital problem, dancing, truck, classroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new york, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 13K
Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As Constance (Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Toni Collette) gather at the deathbed of their mother, Ann (Vanessa Redgrave), they learn for the first time that their mother lived an entire other lifetime during one evening 50 years ago. In vivid ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, friendship, love triangle, romance, power of love, haunted by the past, regret, unfulfillment, love affair, parent child relationship, summer, new love ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 50s, contemporary, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, 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 ⇓
50%
 7.0
 2K
Fanny (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Almost 19-year-old Marius feels himself in a rut in Marseille, his life planned for him by his cafe'-owning father, and he longs for the sea. The night before he is to leave on a 5-year voyage, Fanny, a girl he grew up with, reveals that she is ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: love, voyage, village, ocean or sea, unfulfillment, village life, couple relations, love and romance, relationship vs career, romance, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 30s
Place: europe, belgium, france, marseille, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 6K
Blue Sky (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Plot: mental illness, military life, infidelity, couples, dysfunctional marriage, family problems, romance, couple relations, love affair, adultery, husband wife relationship, military base ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 266K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, depression, hopes, tragic event, self sacrifice, sacrifice, fall in love, secret, life changing experience, suicidal, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 3K
Mrs Dalloway (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As society hostess Clarissa Dalloway prepares for another of her legendary parties, she finds herself haunted by figures and scenes from her passionate adolescence.
Style: talky, psychological, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, couples, old love, social differences, society, gender, haunted by the past, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, flower ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, post world war one, 1920s, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, india, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 55K
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, parents, customs, 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 ⇓
48%
 6.9
 39K
Labor Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dangerous attraction, family relations, fall in love, single parent, parents and children, unlikely relationship, coming of age, mysterious character, coincidence, couples, on the run, holiday ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 19K
Bounce (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: widow, romance, destiny, love and romance, starting over, haunted by the past, hopes, encounter, husband wife relationship, airport, advertising, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
45%
Castaway on the Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Mr. Kim is jobless, lost in debt and has been dumped by his girlfriend. He decides to end it all by jumping into the Han River - only to find himself washed up on a small, mid-river island. He soon abandons thoughts of suicide or rescue and begins a ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sentimental, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: isolation, loneliness, suicide attempt, castaway, island, redemption, wilderness, society, human nature, voyeurism, boat, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 11K
December Boys (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: For many years, four teenage orphans at an Australian outback convent have watched their younger comrades find new parents, and realize that they may never be adopted. The Reverend Mother sends the four boys away on a seaside vacation, where they ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, adoption, best friends, orphan, rivalry, orphanage, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, youth, beach, sea ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 2000s ...
Place: australia, south australia, england, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 4K
Firelight (1997)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, estate, governess, reunion, couples, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, family relations, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian england, 1840s, 1830s ...
Place: england, europe, san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, touching, classic literature, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, love triangle, navy, love affair, captain, poetry, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, rich and poor, romance, jane austen ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 12K
At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, resort, starting over, fall in love, couples, blindness, disability, brother sister relationship, architect ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Japanese Story (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Against the background of an Australian desert landscape, so much space and so few people, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe. The end of the ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, desert, romance, female partner, love affair, couples, society, confined, interracial relations, love and romance, unlikely couple, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Luzhin Defence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based upon the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, a chess grandmaster travels to Italy in the 1920s to play in a tournament and falls in love.
Style: atmospheric, touching, sincere, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: chess, obsession, prodigy, mentally unstable, contests and competitions, supportive spouse, ambition, genius, love story, eccentricity, loneliness, relationships ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: touching, sentimental, 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 ⇓
40%
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