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Cowboy Up (2001)
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Cowboy Up (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: "Cowboy Up" is a celebration of the risk-taking, daredevil personalities of modern rodeo. In the world of professional bull riding, newcomer Ely Braxton (Marcus Thomas) is the craziest guy around; his brother Hank (Kiefer Sutherland) is a rodeo clown, and the two use each other to play up their acts. But love may be one thing that tears the brothers apart. When Ely falls for the rodeo's sweetheart (Daryl Hannah), Hank is filled with jealousy and hatred. The brothers try to come to grips with their differences, but the competition gets as fierce as the bulls in the ring.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: friendship, love triangle, love affair, rivalry, romance, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, couples, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions, unfulfilled love, fish out of water, hopes, rising to stardom, couple relations, relationship vs career, underdog, human nature, ranch, rodeo, horse riding, plague ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Cowboy Up

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, fall in love, hopes and love triangle mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cowboy Up: Bigger Than the Sky (2005), Dance of the Dragon (2008), Tempted (2003), Picnic (2000), Woman Wanted (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bigger Than the Sky (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, starting over, love triangle, fish out of water, romance, fall in love, couple relations, couples, hopes, love and romance, disorder, mine ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Dance of the Dragon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Singapore
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of three people whose lives are pulled into review and assessment when their paths cross. The initial sparks of what could be a new romance plays off against a couple falling out of love, a student and teacher, a father and son, a ...
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ambition, dance school, couple relations, fall in love, couples, family relations, follow your dream, love triangle, hopes, dishonesty, teachers and students, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.5
 459
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: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, fall in love, love affair, family relations, love triangle, parents and children, couples, dishonesty, romance, last wish, infidelity, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.0
 229
Picnic (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but she meets a more interesting stranger who just got off the train.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, tense
Plot: love triangle, social differences, love affair, society, lifestyle, rivalry, romance, social relations, couples, fall in love, friendship, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 763
Woman Wanted (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A new woman comes between a widower and his adult son.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, bittersweet, family relations, estrangement, family problems, couples, hopes, unfulfillment, society, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, love triangle, friendship, old love, waitress, working class, romance, couples, social relations, friends, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Alexander the Last (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family problems, love and romance, human nature, love triangle, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, actor's life, lifestyle, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Not Since You (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A romantic drama about a tight-knit group of college friends who graduated from NYU the year of 9/11 and reunite years later for a weekend wedding in Georgia. Unresolved conflicts and love affairs spark again.
Style: talky, realistic, disturbing, sincere, serious ...
Plot: couple relations, wedding, friendship, introspection, love affair, human nature, love and romance, dishonesty, adultery, bittersweet, friends, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Lovers' Concerto (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lee Ji-hwan receives photographs in the mail that reminds him of how he met two girls, Shim Su-in and Kim Gyeong-heui, one summer five years ago. He shares his memories with his friend Cheol-hyeon. He recalls initially being in love with Su-in, but ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, couples, friendship, romance, love and romance, friends, love story, love affair, relationships, couple relations, romantic relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: moral dilemma, self discovery, forbidden love, love affair, hopes, romance, musician's life, love and romance, family relations, human nature, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, working class, dysfunctional family, breakup, romance, love affair, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.7
 844
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, couples, love and romance, romance, couple relations, hopes, unfulfilled love, society, human nature, family problems, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.2
 1K
Listen to Me (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It was the best time of their lives. A kid from Oklahoma. An immigrant's daughter. A senator's son, a society girl, and a college professor with a dream. They had one thing in common...the will to win. A group of college debaters learn ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, contemplative
Plot: friendship, opposites attract, politics, college life, love, college, young lovers, society, youth, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.5
 5K
8 Seconds (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: rodeo cowboy, rodeo, cowboy, sport, romance, rivalry, ambition, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, human spirit, rise and fall, underdog ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, las vegas, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.3
 573
Radio Inside (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As two brothers fall in love with the same woman they must come to grips with the accidental death of their father in this sensitive drama set in Miami.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, touching, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, nightmare, lifeguard, tragic love, fall in love, unfulfilled love, love triangle, relationship vs career, introspection, death in the family, twentysomething life, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
My Heart Is Yours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Some twenty years ago Sarita promised to raise her husband's love child (Shalu) together with their own daughter (Nimmi). The girls grow up as the best of friends but Sarita has never been able to forgive Shalu her background. It doesn't ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, romance, opposites attract, unlikely couple, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, true love, love triangle, sister sister relationship, rivals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: hopes, destiny, friendship, family relations, starting over, redemption, romance, love and romance, human nature, parents and children, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 495
Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, impossible love, couples, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, romance, friendship, unfulfilled love, wartime life, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, germany, france, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 6.0
 825
Diamond Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Denny Montana never looks at Claire. She has been working for him for four years and fallen in love at a distance. When Denny's brother Regan returns to oversee the sale of the family vineyard, Claire and Reganen makes pact. To make Denny ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious
Plot: womanizer, family relations, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, starting over, homecoming, love triangle, fall in love, couples, hopes, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.3
 482
Safe Harbour (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Melissa Gilbert stars in this film adaptation of Danielle Steel's bestselling novel, in which a young girl named Pip and her mother meet an artist on the beach in Safe Harbour, where they have retreated in order to recover from the devastating ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, haunted by the past, starting over, lifestyle, hopes, love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, embezzlement, serial killer, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Seducing Maarya (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Vijay Chatterjee is a lonely widower and a successful restaurateur in Montreal. His thoroughly Westernized son Ashish works at his father's eatery but is more interested in the rock band that he started with his friend Michael. One day, Vijay ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: love triangle, opposites attract, social differences, interracial relations, society, romance, love and romance, family relations, couples, couple relations, haunted by the past, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.2
 751
My Normal (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: "My Normal" is the story of Natalie, a young lesbian from the Lower East Side, who's struggling to find a balance between her dreams of becoming a film maker and her lifestyle as a dominatrix. Her exotic looks and unconventional ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, captivating, talky ...
Plot: dominatrix, friendship, fall in love, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, love and romance, showbiz, couple relations, parents and children, prostitute, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 189
Come What May (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Caleb and Rachel team up to lead the Patrick Henry College team in the intense world of collegiate moot court competition. Caleb looks to date Rachel, but she's waiting for courtship. Meanwhile, Caleb becomes caught in a moral tug-of-war ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, college, legal, rivalry, courtroom, contests and competitions, moral dilemma, gender, youth, parents and children, redemption, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Heartbeat (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The beautiful and talented Adrian is a writer for one of America's most popular TV soap operas. She is also pregnant, and when she refuses to abort her baby, Adrian's selfish husband deserts her. It falls to one of the soap opera's ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous, serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, pregnancy, family relations, romance, relationship vs career, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, forbidden love, producer, friendship, passion, divorce ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Scott Glenn is H.D., a champion rodeo rider whose career is ruined after being gored by a bull. He returns home to discover things have drastically changed -- the family farm has been abandoned, his old girlfriend Julie (Kate Capshaw) is a now a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, modern west, cheerleader, retirement home life, relationship vs career, farm, nursing, couples, retirement home, romance, rising to stardom, single parent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.1
 2K
Expired (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film revolves around Claire, a kind soul who resents having to enforce the law at all times, and Jay, an angry Traffic Officer who loves his job, being the perfect outlet for his anger and frustrations. Coming both from a place of despair and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, romance, opposites attract, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, unlikely couple, love and romance, single parent, lifestyle, parents and children, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Violets Are Blue... (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After fifteen years of traveling around the world Gussie (Spacek), a famous photographer, returns to the Maryland coastal resort where she grew up
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, gloomy, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: small town, fall in love, romance, destiny, high school, bittersweet, family relations, photojournalist, friends, couples, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: future, 80s, 70s
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Bread, My Sweet (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dominic works round the clock: nights making biscotti for his family's bakery in a working-class Italian neighborhood in Pittsburgh, then days downtown where he's a specialist in firing people at a company that negotiates mergers. ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, fall in love, unfulfilled love, looking for love, family life, best friends, romance, parents and children, human nature, couples, dream come true, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.2
 597
Sueño (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Mexican immigrant new to Los Angeles enters into a love triangle with two very different women.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, family relations, ambition, couples, love and romance, relationship vs career, single parent, lifestyle, musician's life, fall in love, family business, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.9
 148
Paper Hearts (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Western drama directed by Rod McCall. Henry deserted his family years before, Henry (James Brolin) kicks up a storm when he shows up to see his youngest daughter before her wedding. He has ulterior motives, including a divorce from wife Jenny (Sally ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, unfulfilled love, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%