Movies like David and Lisa 1998

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David and Lisa (1998)
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David and Lisa (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: It was adapted as a stage play in 1967, and was remade as a television movie in 1998 starring Lukas Haas, Sidney Poitier and Brittany Murphy.
Style: psychological, sincere, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, mental institution, split personality, youth, friendship, romance, family relations, misfit, love and romance, mental illness, looking for love, hopes, love affair, young lovers, doctors and patients, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, power relations, social relations, young love, mental health
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, los angeles

Most similar movies to David and Lisa

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, unfulfillment, love affair and fall in love mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like David and Lisa: Falling Like This (2001), Touch Me (1997), At the Midnight Hour (1995), Endless Love (1981), Mr. Jones (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
David and Lisa (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds intimacy with Lisa, a young woman suffering from schizophrenia.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, friendship, mental institution, teenage love, schizophrenia, split personality, romance, youth, unfulfillment, young lovers, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
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95%
Falling Like This (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Falling Like This showcases compelling performances by two young actors, Brian Vaughan and Megan Wilson. Writer/Director Dani Minnick has crafted a compassionate examination of the ragged edge of suburban life as characterized by Boyd, a charming, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, unlikely couple, opposites attract, love and romance, young lovers, juvenile delinquency, youth, romance, on the run, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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40%
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Touch Me (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Bridgette is an actress teaching aerobics, and she falls in love with idle playboy Adam, who runs his father's gym. One day she finds out that one of her ex-lovers died of AIDS and, thinking that Adam is having an affair with another woman, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, feminism, impossible love, twentysomething life, fall in love, love affair, love triangle, terminal illness, plague, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
At the Midnight Hour (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Wealthy widower Richard Keaton engages young widow Elizabeth 'Liz' Guinness as the 4th consecutive nanny for his pre-teen, equally science-devoted son Andrew, with instructions to disturb neither. She learns of mother Alycia's fatal ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, atmospheric
Plot: unlikely couple, love and romance, dealing with death, nanny, romance, couple relations, fall in love, boss and employee, parents and children, love affair, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: obsession, forbidden love, young lovers, mental illness, romance, couples, destructive relationship, tragic love, teenage life, parents and children, coming of age, first love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Mr. Jones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, terminal illness, mental illness, opposites attract, hospital, romance, love affair, doctors and patients, destructive relationship, fall in love, rehabilitation, forbidden love ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An amnesiac youth tries to piece together his past, but what he discovers may jeopardize his future.
Style: contemplative, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: clinic, hospital, terminal illness, memory, patient, twins, youth, love and romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, memory loss, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, parents and children, family relations, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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For a Handful of Kisses (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Venezuela
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl. A boy. A love story. But also about dreams, fears, life, true love, friendship and how we deal with it. And a secret between them...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, romance, love and romance, love affair, young lovers, looking for love, fall in love, hopes, dishonesty, hiv positive, tragic love, sexual content
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Lacemaker (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The internationally produced The Lacemaker (La Dentelliere) stars Isabelle Huppert as Pomme, a meek and mild French beautician whose life takes a fateful turn during a vacation to Normandy. Here Huppert becomes the lover of middle-class ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: social differences, mental institution, college, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, college life, youth, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, lovers reunited ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Disappearing Acts (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, talky
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, looking for love, couple relations, lovers reunited, opposites attract, romance, family problems, musician's life, love and romance, follow your dream ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Member of the Wedding (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the last days leading up to her older brother's marriage, a young girl is forced to face realities and grow up quickly. A tender adaptation of Carson McCullers' classic play.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: wedding, coming of age, innocence lost, escape, runaway, romance, social relations, love and romance, human nature, teenage life, youth, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Warm December (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Widower Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter go to London for a month of dirt-bike racing. While there, Dr. Younger is surprised by finding himself attracted to Catherine, a charming but elusive woman who seems to have some mysterious men following ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, surprise ending
Plot: romance, couples, power relations, family relations, bittersweet, fall in love, couple relations, doctors and patients, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Endless Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
Style: touching, emotional, sexual, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love, forbidden love, teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, couple relations, love affair, father daughter relationship, desire, couples, tragic love, lust ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martha Horgan is a withdrawn, mentally disabled woman who lives with her aunt, Frances. One of Martha's unusual traits is that she doesn't lie, a quality that leads to her getting fired from a dry-cleaning shop thanks to the actions of the ...
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: aunt, crimes, repairman, betrayal, romance, infidelity, murder, love triangle, couple relations, family relations, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Oliver's Story (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Oliver Barrett IV is emotionally devastated by the death of his wife Jenny, and, while he tries to lose himself in his work as a lawyer, the long hours don't ease his pain, especially when he finds that his leftist views conflict with those of ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, family problems, family relations, couples, optimism, starting over, young lovers, opposites attract, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Best Little Girl in the World (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Casey Powell is a young teenage girl who is secretly suffering from anorexia nevosa, a mental and physical illness of deliberately starving herself or self-induced vomiting, because of her troubled home life and problems at school in which her ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: anorexia, mental illness, eating disorder, power relations, family relations, misfit, youth, unfulfillment, elderly, teenage life, physical appearance, human nature ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Night Catches Us (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After growing up during the tumultuous 1960s, ex-Black Panther Marcus returns to his home in Philadelphia in 1976 and reconnects with Pat, the widow of a Panther leader. Marcus befriends Pat's young daughter and attempts to conquer his demons. ...
Style: sincere, serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: homecoming, haunted by the past, social differences, political unrest, social relations, injustice, working class, teenage life, corrupt law enforcer, romance, lawyers and clients, soul music ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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A Patch of Blue (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life.
Style: suspense, touching, talky, emotional, tense ...
Plot: friendship, racism, prostitute, interracial relations, blindness, disability, family relations, alcohol abuse, innocence lost, tenement, park, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Square Dance (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An awkward 13-year-old (Winona Ryder) leaves her cranky grandfather (Jason Robards) in rural Texas, to live with her mother (Jane Alexander) in Fort Worth.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, estranged family member, promiscuity, teenager, society, hopes, love and romance, single parent, siblings relations, human nature, innocence lost, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: young lovers, teenage love, friendship, romance, true love, youth, friends, revolution, political unrest, love and romance, society, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Dakota Skye (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: For as long as she could remember, Dakota Skye has been cursed with a super power. She has the ability to see the truth in any lie she hears. From small, harmless white lies, to the more devious kind, they have come from the people that she should ...
Style: serious, captivating, melancholic, psychological, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, friendship, romance, music band, supernatural power, lie, teen angst, self discovery, self acceptance, coming of age, cigarette smoking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: touching, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, love affair, self discovery, forbidden love, hopes, family relations, human nature, musician's life, love and romance, romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Last Good Time (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A reclusive aging widower struggling with tax problems has a complete change in his views of life as he has a chance encounter with a young woman who moves in with him briefly.
Style: gloomy, emotional, sincere, touching, psychological ...
Plot: older man younger woman sex, older man younger woman relationship, starting over, supportive spouse, aging, love and romance, elderly, romance, elderly lovers, musician's life, hopes, golden years ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Dive from Clausen's Pier (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Good boy Mike Mayer is looking at a fine future and enjoys life with Wisconsin small town friends and steady girlfriend Carrie Beal. Then a stupid accident, diving from the local pier when the water is too low, leaves him quadriplegic. As if that ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, friendship, starting over, love and romance, hopes, romance, couples, disability, looking for love, small town, quadriplegic, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Once in a Lifetime (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After losing her husband and baby daughter to a fire, Daphne Fields raises her deaf son while beginning a writing career. Hollywood loves her scripts, but her heart remains with her son Andrew, under the care of Headmaster Matthew Dane at an eastern ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: boarding school, starting over, hospital, pregnancy, parents and children, bittersweet, family problems, couples, family relations, boarding school life, death in the family, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Only Love (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Two young lovers whose romantic dreams were shattered, are reunited years later in this sweeping story of fobidden love.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, sentimental, emotional
Plot: wedding ring, cello, insecurity, brain tumor, terminal illness, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, road not taken, doctors and patients, couples ...
Place: usa, africa, paris france, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Christmas in August (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a quiet corner of Seoul, Jung-won runs a small photo studio. A humble shack passed down from his widower father, the studio is a space where Jung-won goes about his daily routine of dealing with fussy customers, enlarging photos of class ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, friendship, fall in love, maid, family relations, tragic hero, single parent, destiny, love affair, teenage love, tragic love ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
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The Bridge (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Actor Gerard Depardieu co-directed this drama about a married woman who falls in love with another man. Mina is a movie buff with a husband, Georges, who's out of work, and a 15-year-old son, Tommy. While Mina works part-time as a domestic for ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: fall in love, infidelity, dull life, family problems, couples, parents and children, forbidden love, love affair, couple relations, love triangle, looking for love, midlife crisis ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, couples, family relations, tragic love, fall in love, looking for love, lifestyle, love and romance, baby born, diary, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%