Movies like The Light Between Oceans

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The Light Between Oceans (2016)
 7.2
 43K
The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, New Zealand, USA
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: serious, scenic, heartbreaking, touching, melancholic, compassionate, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: moral dilemma, kidnapping, husband wife relationship, wanting to have children, miscarriage, redemption, isolation, love, island, motherhood, mother love, infertility, lighthouse keeper, marriage, ocean or sea, human nature, couple relations, adoption, couples, pregnancy, boat, lighthouse, loss of husband, baby, letter writing ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, year 1918, 1920s
Place: australia

Most similar movies to The Light Between Oceans

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, love, couples, romance, mentor, dialogue and destiny mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Light Between Oceans: The Choice (2016), The Painted Veil (2006), Amy Foster (1997), Blue Valentine (2010), Jane Eyre (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.6
 28K
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, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, romance, love, cheating, opposites attract, girl next door, small town, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, captivating, touching, serious, stylized ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, marriage, loveless marriage, doctor, couples, society, redemption, cholera, epidemic ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 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, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: doctor, shipwreck, xenophobia, ship, romance, chess, human nature, couple relations, underdog, strange person, sea, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, europe, ukraine, wales, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.4
 164K
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: realistic, emotional, talky, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, crumbling marriage, couple relations, nurse, lust, strong sexual content, depression, dysfunctional family, dancing, truck, classroom, bridge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 7.4
 72K
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, rich and poor, love and romance, family secret, master and servant, estate, power of love, fall in love, haunted by the past, unlikely couple, society, young woman ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, serious, realistic, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, judge, romance, love, suicidal, crumbling marriage, obsession, wife, unfulfilled love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.6
 260K
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, hopes, life philosophy, life changing experience, sacrifice, suicidal, self sacrifice, tragic event, depression, true love, fall in love, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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, serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: voyage, love, young lovers, romance, moral dilemma, wife husband relationship, couple relations, village, love affair, relationship vs career, ocean or sea, love and romance ...
Time: 30s
Place: belgium, europe, marseille, france, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.8
 167K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, Australia, UK, Germany, Canada
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, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, memory loss, marriage, love and romance, romance, hopes, couple relations, newlyweds, destiny, amnesia, wooing, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: working class, cook, education, widow, love, bakery, romance, pregnancy, unemployment, school, single parent, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, best friends, orphan, parents and children, youth, coming of age, friends, couple relations, love and romance, summer camp, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 2000s ...
Place: australia, south australia, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, infidelity, romance, marriage crisis, midlife crisis, middle age romance, true love, love affair, love story, love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.9
 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, atmospheric, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, haunted by the past, flower, gender, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, couple relations, social differences, old love ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 19th century, 1920s, 1890s ...
Place: england, asia, london, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: emotional, romantic, melancholic, sexy, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, temptation, lovers reunited, cheating wife, couple relations, love and romance, trust, marriage, moral dilemma, family problems, old love, ex couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.5
 12K
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, love affair, navy, couple relations, rich and poor, fall in love, love and romance, jane austen, captain, poetry, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: culture clash, desert, romance, unlikely couple, love, wilderness, isolation, society, couples, opposites attract, interracial relations, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 7K
Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples, friendship, couple relations, teenager, fall in love, gas station, resort ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. They meet and discover a strong passion for each other. Life ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: marriage, death, self fulfillment, single parent, romance, moral dilemma, partnership, falling in love, love of one's life, lovers, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: east germany, europe, germany, german democratic republic, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 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: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, dealing with death, starting over, romance, death in the family, hopes, love and romance, friends, couple relations, haunted by the past, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, parents and children, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations, couple relations, reunion, estate, governess, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1840s, victorian era, victorian england ...
Place: england, europe, san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 1K
Angel Baby (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two schizophrenics meet during therapy and fall in love. Unfortunately they are on a road to nowhere...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: schizophrenia, therapy, pregnancy, social misfits, couple relations, baby, therapist, romance, mental illness, misfit, society, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, offbeat, semi serious, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, isolation, suicide attempt, castaway, island, redemption, wilderness, social misfits, voyeurism, fall in love, urban, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 10K
Bella (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An international soccer star is on his way to sign a multimillion dollar contract when something happens that brings his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress, struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: soccer, beach, flashback, restaurant, pregnancy, redemption, abortion, romance, couple relations, chance meeting, waitress, girl ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, meditative, touching ...
Plot: teachers and students, lust, isolation, buddhist monk, redemption, buddhism, monk, human nature, guilt, philosophy, mentor, life changing experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 3K
Sweet Land (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1920, Inge travels from Germany to rural Minnesota in order to meet the man destined to be her husband.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, morality, german american, citizenship, church, farm, wedding, romance, eviction, human nature, immigrants, social issues ...
Time: 20s, 60s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one ...
Place: minnesota, germany, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Longest Ride (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man as he reflects back on a lost love while he's trapped in an automobile crash.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: bull riding, love affair, love story, art student, cowboy, love and romance, romance, love, couples, young adult, injury, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1941, 1940s
Place: north carolina, hawaii, new jersey, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Black Balloon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thomas is turning 16. His dad's in the army and they've just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; his older brother, Charlie, who's autistic, has his own adolescent sexual issues. Thomas finds Charlie an ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: birthday, first love, hospital bed, autism, swimming, social services, family dinner, coming of age, human nature, siblings relations, teenage love, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, hopes, resort, love and romance, couples, starting over, blindness, fall in love, disability, brother sister relationship, black bra and panties ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.8
 20K
Dear Frankie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, heartbreaking, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: single parent, disability, letter, stranger, friendship, family drama, father son relationship, coming of age, mute or deaf, mother son relationship, life & death, ship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, rich and poor, power relations, couple relations, forbidden love, betrayal, death, romance, social differences, fall in love, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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