Movies like Her Own Rules

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Her Own Rules (1998)
 4.9
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Her Own Rules (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Melissa Gilbert stars as Marygold/Meredith. A sad and lonely writer returning to her home town in England for the first time since she was about 6 or 7 years old,after being adopted and raised in America. While there she decides to look for her mother's grave,and finds out her memories are not exactly what she thought they were,her mother is alive. She then sets out to find her mother and some answers and finds both. She also falls in love, of course, but has a problem with long term commitments...
Plot: party, wedding, cancer, illness, male female relationship, businesswoman, orphan, architect, adoption, female protagonist, getting home, mother daughter relationship, orphanage, countryside, death of friend, mother daughter reunion, childhood memory, unwed mother, flashback

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Most similar movies to Her Own Rules

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about wedding, family relations, romance, love and romance, death, couples and fall in love mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Her Own Rules: Ice House (1989), Honeyglue (2015), What's Left of You (2015), Zoya (1995), A Secret Affair (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.9
 52
Ice House (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Pake has left a good paying job working in the oil fields of Texas in order to give the music business a try. Eventually he finds himself alone and with no money in a hotel room in Los Angeles. He sets up a meeting with his old girlfriend Kay. When ...
Plot: oil field, bum, flashback, singer, love, hotel room, nightmare, monologue, male female relationship, marriage proposal, love triangle, wife and husband lead actors ...
Place: texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 512
Honeyglue (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After learning she only has three months to live, Morgan flips her conservative protected life upside down. That is where she meets Jordan, a purse snatching cross dresser artist, who takes her on adventure of a lifetime.
Plot: crossdressing, cancer, love, gender, death, gender identity, husband wife relationship, bisexual, cross dressing, husband and wife, rooftop, honeymoon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
What's Left of You (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 117 min.
Story: On his 18th birthday, wealthy but spoiled Ozgur(Ekin Koc) gets a surprise from his deceased grandfather's will. He has to leave his luxurious life in Istanbul and graduate from a public school in a small village on the Aegean coast. After ...
Plot: school, kiss, hospital, last will and testament, classroom, inheritance, orphanage, illness, theater, 18 year old, flashback, countryside
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
 577
Zoya (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: A young Russian countess escapes the 1917 revolution and, despite hardship, makes a new life for herself in America.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: couples, revolution, orphan, society, immigrants, soldier, world war two, fall in love, ballet, state affairs, romance, dancer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: paris france, new york, france, russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, feel good
Plot: romance, unfulfilled love, couple relations, love affair, destiny, tragic love, fall in love, parents and children, couples, battles, love and romance, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice, ireland, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.4
 199
Malady of Love (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Two physicians, one old and one young, fall in love with the same woman, Juliette, a quixotic hairdresser. First, she is with Raoul, the older one; then passion for Clément, the younger doctor, takes over. Raoul fights back, playing on ...
Plot: hairdresser, sickness, cancer, doctor, illness, male nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 12K
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: adoption, friendship, orphan, best friends, orphanage, rivalry, couple relations, parents and children, youth, love and romance, male friendship, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 2000s ...
Place: australia, south australia, england, london, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Inheritance (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the lush Evenswood estate in Concord, Massachusetts, Edith Adelon, a beautiful orphan, lives as the paid companion to the daughter of the wealthy Hamilton family, although they regard her as one of their own. Years ago, Henry Hamilton saved Edith ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: rich and poor, social differences, looking for love, opposites attract, feminism, infidelity, couple relations, wooing, power relations, family relations, couples, strong female presence ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
One-Two-Three Now! (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Jeppe falls deeply in love with the mysterious and beautiful girl, Cecilie, from school. But their time is limited as Cecilie is diagnosed with cancer and Jeppe has to balance school, social life and the dream of becoming a professional basket ball ...
Style: touching, sentimental, suspenseful
Plot: teenage love, death, cancer, party, sex scene, high school, drawing, underage drinking, teen romance, illness, basketball, basketball game ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 444
The Wedding (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Shelby Coles (Halle Berry) is engaged to marry talented white jazz musician Meade Howell, but the pair face opposition from both Meade's family, who object to an inter-racial marriage, and Shelby's parents, who want her to marry a ...
Plot: engagement, marriage, musician, relationships, family, black man, female friendship, jazz, black woman, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, adultery ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.9
 202
Our Town (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 3-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder.
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, brother sister relationship, ghost, breaking the fourth wall, funeral, wedding, father daughter relationship, death, male female relationship ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s
Place: new hampshire, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Cider House Rules (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: incest, abortion, storytelling, coming of age, orphan, new job, nurse, orphanage, coming-of-age, romance, love and romance, first love ...
Time: 1920s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: maine, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 436
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, love and romance, romance, hopes, lifestyle, couples, fall in love, embezzlement, serial killer, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 4K
Lovesong (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Neglected by her husband, Sarah embarks on an impromptu road trip with her young daughter and her best friend, Mindy. Along the way, the dynamic between the two friends intensifies before circumstances force them apart. Years later, Sarah attempts ...
Style: romantic, sincere, romanticism, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: female friendship, road trip, wedding, unspoken love, loneliness, lesbian subtext, mother daughter relationship, party, biracial child, twenty something, friendship, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 355
Fine Things (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Standard romantic melodrama from novelist Danielle Steele finds a couple embroiled in marital conflict with a nasty child-custody battle at its center.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, reunion, missing person, family problems, family relations, couples, romance, rescue, single parent, love and romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 96
1 Message (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Tells the story of Becca, a beautiful 28 year-old woman whose perfect life is brought to an abrupt halt after she accidentally discovers a lump in her breast.
Style: touching, twists and turns, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: self discovery, introspection, hopes, unfulfillment, terminal illness, strong female presence, dealing with death, life is a bitch, cancer, female protagonist, breast cancer, e mail
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Moll Flanders (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, escaping to the dangerous streets of London. Further misfortunes ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prostitute, shipwreck, death of husband, mother daughter reunion, evil priest, master and servant, rise to the top, hopes, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, power relations ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, realistic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, haunted by the past, mother, power of love, mother daughter relationship, dying, death of mother, wedding, death, friendship, women, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 348
Bobbie´s Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two middle-aged Lesbians (Peters and Ward) find their lives complicated when one of them (Ward) takes in her ten-year-old nephew (Sangster).
Plot: lesbian love, cancer, breast cancer, nephew, pub, lesbian, orphan, child driving car
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 37
Threesome (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker (Stephen Collins) introduces a girlfriend (Deborah Raffin) to his buddy (Joel Higgins) from out of town, then regrets it.
Plot: breakup, moving, stock broker, intimacy, foot chase, break up, friendship, flashback, love triangle
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 24
After All (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An ambitious news reporter refuses to let anything come between her and her dream of being an anchorwoman until a former lover she thought was out of her life returns.
Plot: apartment complex, cameraman, television crew, corruption, female reporter, housing project, television reporter, male female relationship, reporter, expose, television
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
39%
 6.4
 451
Hidden Places (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A drama about a young widow who finds a guardian angel in the form of a hobo who comes to her rural community looking for work.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, farm, family life, single parent, hopes, teaching the ways of the world, human nature, parents and children, social differences, religions or cults, family in crisis, male female relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, post world war one
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.4
 124
Jenny (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An unwed mother-to-be marries a total stranger avoiding the draft. She now has a father for her child and he doesn't have to go to the Army. But this marriage-of-convenience leads to a romance between the two.
Plot: filmmaker, baby, pregnant bride, pregnancy, unwed mother, breast feeding, husband wife relationship, pregnant wife, wedding, marriage of convenience, unwed pregnancy, maternity ward ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mother and Child (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The lives of three women have a commonality: adoption. Karen is a physical therapist who regrets that, as a teenager, she gave up her daughter for adoption. Elizabeth was an adopted child and is now a successful lawyer, but her personal life lacks ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, talky, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adoption, family relations, estrangement, parents and children, hopes, lawyer, pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, african american, reunion, women, motherhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1973
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Everything, Everything (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager who's lived a sheltered life because she's allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.
Style: romantic, captivating, sincere, sentimental
Plot: teen romance, love, interracial love, teenage love, teenage girl, teenage boy, illness, neighbor, isolation, bedroom, first kiss, disease ...
Place: hawaii, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Surviving Family (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Terry hasn't seen or spoken with her family in 2 years. When she shows up unannounced on her father's doorstep - with her fiancé and a plan to get married in 5 days - she learns that she's not the only one with secrets.
Plot: suicide, mental illness, wedding, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, alcohol abuse, marriage, electric shock, engagement, ex boyfriend, siblings, father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 4K
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, sincere, stylized, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: countryside, friendship, wedding, immigrants, citizenship, romance, society, couple relations, social issues, prejudice, farmer, eviction ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: minnesota, usa, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 822
Last Summer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Luke and Jonah, two high school sweethearts, spend their final days together over the course of a long, quiet summer in the rural American South, contemplating their uncertain future and the uncertain future of America.
Plot: gay, summer, small town, countryside, leaving home, gay interest, photograph, gay lead character, church, adoption, baseball, coming of age ...
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.8
 69
Nana (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This adaptation of Emile Zola's novel "NANA," is about the sexual liaisons of a woman who through her relationships with different men, enjoys a life of pleasure and luxury. However, her lavish life-style does not always bring ...
Plot: female protagonist, rich man, lesbian, gold digger, uncircumcised penis, kiss, model, older man younger woman relationship, mistress, female nudity, blonde, film set ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%