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Falling for a Dancer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Romantic drama set in rural Ireland of the 1930s. The story begins when 19-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor and falls pregnant. Community pressure forces her to marry a dull middle-aged man, but maybe there is hope on the horizon.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy, captivating, thought provoking
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, love affair, love and romance, romance, countryside, unfulfillment, couples, tragic love, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, society, family relations, catholicism, exile, illegitimacy, young woman, actor
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, unfulfillment, love affair, family relations and society mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Falling for a Dancer: The Well-Digger's Daughter (2011), The Voyage (1974), This Is the Sea (1997), Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999), Girl with Green Eyes (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Well-Digger's Daughter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It's the beginning of the WWII. South of France. Patricia, 18, is the oldest daughter of a well-digger, Pascal, who considers her a princess because of her moral qualities. She's kind, devoted. One day, she briefly meets a young man, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: young lovers, romance, love affair, countryside, tragic love, love and romance, soldier, parents and children, pregnancy, wartime life, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.0
 408
The Voyage (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, terminal illness, gondola ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
This Is the Sea (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is set in Northern Ireland shortly after 1994 cease-fire. Hazel is a Protestant and Malachy a Catholic. Romance between them is threatened by Rohan (leader in militant underground and pal of Malachy's brother Padhar), who wants Malachy ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: folk, forbidden love, romance, true love, love and romance, family relations, siblings relations, tragic love, political unrest, religions or cults, fall in love, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, love affair, love and romance, couples, forbidden love, tragic love, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Girl with Green Eyes (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Catholic-Irish farm girl Kate, along with her gregarious best friend Baba, moves to Dublin to pursue a more exciting life.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: youth, coming of age, friendship, gays and lesbians, single parent, romance, farm, forbidden love, countryside, looking for love, love triangle, small town ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Playboys (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: jealousy, love, sin, circus, tragic hero, romance, feminism, forbidden love, village, small town, love affair, social differences ...
Time: 50s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Belle du Seigneur (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: tragic love, infidelity, love triangle, cheating wife, love affair, romance, love and romance, society, state affairs, unfulfillment, social differences, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
A Secret Affair (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Vanessa Stewart is a beautiful American woman engaged to be married. Vanessa is an artist and is also a buyer for her father's company. She goes to Venice on a business trip and meets television reporter Bill Fitzgerald from Ireland. They fall ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: romance, couple relations, love and romance, couples, journalism, love affair, parents and children, tragic love, unfulfilled love, destiny, battles, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe, venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 6.9
 636
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, cafe, romance, unfulfillment, couples, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, down on your luck, wish come true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: clever, gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, couples, family relations, love triangle, pregnancy, romance, love affair, parents and children, haunted by the past, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.5
 281
December Bride (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, a young servant provokes an independent Irish farm community by her relationship with two brothers. Pregnant, she refuses to reveal the name of the father.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: pregnancy, single parent, romance, love triangle, siblings relations, farm, love and romance, society, family relations, master and servant, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.2
 2K
Carmen (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In director Vicente Aranda's adaptation of the classic opera, a French writer documents the seductive power of the beautiful Gypsy Carmen, who turns her charms on a young soldier, awakening his passions but ultimately leading to tragedy. Jose ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: femme fatale, romance, obsession, love affair, love triangle, tragic love, fall in love, deadly, love and romance, couples, soldier, betrayal ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.7
 674
Hey Babu Riba (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1985, four middle-aged Yugoslav emigres return to Belgrade for the funeral of Mariana, their beautiful compatriot. They called her Esther, for Esther Williams, she was the coxswain for their four-man rowing team, and they each loved her. ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, youth, funeral, loss of virginity, teenage crush, jeans, rowing, jazz band, friends, music band, romance ...
Time: 50s
Place: yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Wallis & Edward (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice divorced American. These events caused a scandal around the world and Wallis has since been demonised as the woman who stole the King of England. Wallis and ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: head of state, moral dilemma, british royal family, social differences, romance, true love, relationship vs career, royal family, politics, love and romance, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, budapest hungary, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 3K
Sonny Boy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Waldemar Nods, a young man from Suriname, meets the older Dutch woman Rika van der Lans and they fall in love. In pre-WWII Netherlands they could not be more different. The one black, the other white, 17 years between them and on top of that Rika ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, couple relations, forbidden love, interracial relations, love affair, love and romance, couples, parents and children, racism, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Film adaptation from the novel by D.H. Lawrence, discovered after the celebrated author's death in 1930, a romantic love story tells of a prim young English girl who is sexually attracted to a seductively virile gypsy. The climatic dam burst is ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: virgin, gypsy, innocence lost, village, looking for love, unfulfilled love, romance, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 393
Nuts for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: En 1975, unos meses antes del comienzo de la dictadura militar argentina, Alicia y Marcelo se conocen en un concierto de Sui Géneris. El amor surge inmediatamente entre ellos, pero el retorno del novio de Alicia provoca la separación. En 1982, en ...
Style: sentimental, talky, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, lovers reunited, romance, love and romance, politics, young lovers, love affair, social differences, tragic love, unfulfilled love, destiny, political unrest ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Railway Station for Two (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Platon Ryabinin, a pianist, is traveling by train to a distant town of Griboedov to visit his father. He gets off to have lunch during a twenty minute stop at Zastupinsk railway station. He meets Vera, a waitress, after he refuses to pay her for the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating
Plot: love and romance, train, unfulfilled love, tragic love, romance, down on your luck, station, haunted by the past, nothing goes right, false accusation, unfulfillment, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 680
Woman Wanted (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A new woman comes between a widower and his adult son.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: love triangle, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, single parent, romance, dealing with death, opposites attract, looking for love, love affair, parents and children, singleness, social differences ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, dealing with death, tragic love, loss, letter, fall in love, love and romance, couples, family relations, writer's life, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Bruce Pritchard is paralysed in a soccer game and is confined to a wheelchair in a convalescence home. But this doesn't slow his lust for life. Then he meets Jill and has to think about the effects of disability.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: disability, paraplegic, romance, love and romance, misfit, athlete's life, human nature, destiny, isolation, fall in love, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: small town, romance, self discovery, couple relations, father, coming of age, forbidden love, parents and children, siblings relations, school, social differences, village ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, illinois, europe, usa, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Arch of Triumph (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arch of Triumph is a 1985 British made-for-television film based on the novel Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque, which was previously adapted in 1948 for a film of the same name with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer. Dr. Ravic (Anthony ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere
Plot: doctor, intrigue, love affair, romance, unfulfilled love, wartime life, war, love and romance, unfulfillment, on the run, vengeance, couple relations ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, france, paris france, germany, arc de triomphe paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.6
 415
Lost Paradise (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The tragic tale of two lovers whose passion burns so intensely it destroys them.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sexual, sentimental ...
Plot: love affair, midlife crisis, sex, extramarital affair, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, couples, infidelity, tragic love, unfulfilled love, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 2K
Moments (1991)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Viren (Anil Kapoor) who travels to Rajasthan with his governess, affectionately called Dai Jaa (Waheeda Rehman). He meets the beautiful Pallavi (Sridevi) and he instantly falls in love with her. However, she also happens to be older then him, though ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: true love, unfulfilled love, romance, fall in love, love and romance, couples, opposites attract, love affair, love triangle, unfulfillment, older man younger woman relationship, grief ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, england, europe, india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 9K
Jude (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, couple relations, loveless marriage, destiny, social differences, student life, injustice, love and romance, society, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Handful of Dust (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The wife's affair and a death in the family hasten the demise of an upper-class English marriage.We see the detritus of an abandoned camp in South America and a main character's hallucination. Then, the story beings. Tony and Brenda Last, ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, gloomy, biting
Plot: betrayal, love and romance, romance, society, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.3
 195
Together (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Comprised by two love stories: The first story features Donnie Yen as a traffic cop, “Mr. Cool” who never smiles due to a rare disease. He meets and falls in love with Michelle Chen, a patient with amnesia, and spends most of her time looking ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, romance, fall in love, love affair, couples, friends, haunted by the past, mini skirt, ex girlfriend, materialism, mobile phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 1K
War Bride (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Anna Friel stars in classy wartime drama The War Bride. She plays Lily, an orphan who suddenly finds herself married, with child and living with hostile in-laws in the wilds of Canada.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, soldier, farm, countryside, romance, pregnancy, wartime life, war, against the odds, hopes, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 7K
The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, romance, love affair, love, love at first sight, love letter, village, unfulfilled love, countryside, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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