Movies like The Awakening 1995

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The Awakening (1995)
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The Awakening (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sara lives in a small town where everybody knows everybody and her life is an open book. Left with the care of her family home, she has trouble meeting the mortgage payments and her ex-boyfriend is the bank manager attempting to foreclose. When she takes in boarders to meet expenses, she unwittingly rents a room to an international criminal hiding out from a bounty hunter, John Flynn. When the bounty hunter shows up, the criminal takes a hike. Reluctantly admitting that he might need her help, Flynn agrees to make Sara a partner for half the bounty if they catch the missing man in time. What follows is a wild ride where Sara discovered that she is anything but boring and predictable.
Plot: kidnapping, gun, house, bounty hunter, singing, banker, cooking, car chase, ex boyfriend, hairdresser, piano, breaking and entering, intruder, corvette, foreclosure, onion

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and sentimental films with plots about kiss, friendship, love and romance, family relations, romance, couples and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Awakening: The Waiting Game (1998), Vanechka (2007), The Inheritance (1997), Sugar & Spice: Fûmi zekka (2006), Take Care (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Waiting Game (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The two friends Sarah and Amy runs an art gallery in a small town in New England. They share not only the art gallery, but also the longing for true love. Sarah's Uncle Lowell from Mexico pays a unexpected visit. This will be the start of an ...
Plot: handcuffs, tied to a chair, computer, shot in the stomach, e mail, tied to a bed, sleeping on a couch, held at gunpoint, jeep, painting, party, kiss ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.7
 117
Vanechka (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young girl dreaming to become an actress goes through hell with an orphan baby on her hands. The whole world seems to be against her. She meets the love of her life when there is no one to stand by her.
Plot: love, children's home, adoption, pistol, restaurant, kiss, crying girl, black dress, part time job, friend, strike, cooking ...
Place: moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
59%
Sugar & Spice: Fûmi zekka (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Recently graduated from high school, 17-year-old Shiro (Yagira Yuya) decides to put off college and work at a gas station instead. Shy and introspective, Shiro understands he is at a turning point of his life, but is unsure of what lies ahead. ...
Plot: gas station, ex boyfriend, first love, college, rock and roll, apprentice, mechanic, bar, first kiss, locker, service station, filling station
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.0
 169
Take Care (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young man just released from the army is making great dreams for his life. Finally he gets a job in a butcher's shop and gains the confidence of the owner. After the butcher's death he falls in love with his daughter but also has an ...
Plot: love, desire, female nudity, big city, bar, singer, hairdresser, nightclub, death, cafe, swimmer, dream ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
42%
Niagara, Niagara (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Niagra, Niagra" begins quietly in a drugstore in Poughkeepsie, where Marcie, the film's disarming heroine, likes to shoplift. She literally crashes into Seth, a quiet outsider, also on a shoplifting spree. Marcie invites Seth to ...
Style: touching, realistic, road movie, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: on the road, pharmacist, pharmacy, love and romance, couple relations, mental illness, couples, disability, lovers on the run, social misfits, male female relationship, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 645
Sweet Hostage (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An escaped mental patient kidnaps an illiterate teenage farm girl and takes her to his mountain hide-away, where they soon become friends and, eventually, lovers.
Style: offbeat, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: stockholm syndrome, farm, hostage, forbidden love, kidnapping, mental institution, love and romance, crimes, confined, mountain, hostages, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 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 ⇓
33%
All the Good Ones Are Married (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben Gold gets the break of his life as aspiring author, but must stay home with his kids, Luke and Madison, to make his 5 months deadline. His feminist wife, workaholic fashion executive Alex, selfishly decides to take in promising rebel designer ...
Plot: partial female nudity, sex, adultery, dinner, cheating boyfriend, bed, kiss
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 193
Westerland (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the midst of a freezing winter on the island of Sylt, Cem comes across Jesús, who is on the verge of committing suicide. The two young men become fast friends, with their friendship unexpectedly threatening to develop into something more. Cem ...
Plot: gay, eating disorder, pubic hair, mental illness, male nudity, barefoot male, gay interest
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 142
Der Koch (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A cook from Sri Lanke in Switzerland gets involved in international arms trading.
Plot: kitchen, lesbian kiss, lesbian couple, interracial love relationship, murder, chef, cooking, singing in a car, arms dealer
Place: zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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 ⇓
30%
And a Nightingale Sang (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in working class Newcastle, the Stott family fight their private battles against the backdrop of the conflict of World War II. Helen Stott, over thirty and with a limp, is resigned to being left on the shelf until she meets and falls in love ...
Plot: shipyard, world war two, celebration, catholic church, adultery, air raid, singing, limp, air raid siren, dead dog, broken heart, letter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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 ⇓
30%
All the Bright Places (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Violet Markey and Theodore Finch, who meet and change each other’s lives forever. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they come together, discovering that even the smallest places and moments can mean ...
Style: uplifting, sweet, sentimental, touching, romantic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teenager, interracial romance, love affair, destiny, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, friendship, reunion, couples, fall in love, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Good Mother (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After finding a sexually liberated boyfriend, a divorced woman gets sued over daughter's custody, by her ex, who claims that her lover has a bad influence on the kid.
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: false accusation, pregnancy, custody, family relations, sculptor, divorced divorcee, piano, custody battle, courtroom drama, gender, society, nanny ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, connecticut, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 17K
Big Night (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Primo & Secondo, two immigrant brothers, pin their hopes on a banquet honoring Louis Prima to save their struggling restaurant.
Style: witty, sincere, sentimental, melancholic, clever ...
Plot: immigrants, food, self discovery, human nature, brother brother relationship, loan, chef, restaurant, jazz, italian restaurant, car salesman, banquet ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Heart of the Bear (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Estonia, Czech Republic, Germany, Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young Estonian goes to the Siberian Taiga to live as a hunter in a remote forest hut. He hopes to find his true self far from civilisation. The natives he meets introduce him to the myths of the north. The first is a young village teacher who ...
Plot: skinny dipping, sauna, female nudity, male nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 384
Grind (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a drag-racing, hard-luck parolee moves in with his brother in hopes of that ever-elusive fresh start in life, he's sure to be warm for the form of his brother's bored young wife. Things only get worse when he tries to turn a quick ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: infidelity, nightshift, family relations, drag racing, hitchhiking, insurance, starting over, family in crisis, siblings relations, love triangle, couples, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Friends and Lovers (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a failed relationship with a waitress, a young gay man is challenged by his love for a straight mechanic.
Plot: kiss, father son relationship, waitress, coffee shop, friendship between men, car, shaving, gay, mechanic, piano, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, museum ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 879
Ada (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A popular but naive country singer is elected governor of a southern state and, once in office, decides to dismantle the corrupt political machine that got him elected. Director Daniel Mann's 1961 political drama stars Susan Hayward, Dean ...
Plot: politics, governor, husband wife relationship, redheaded woman, female politician, politician, scandal, gossip, political corruption, country singer
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Impossibly Yours (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Mit seiner pedantischen und verklemmten Art trieb Leonhard (Tobias Moretti) einst seine Gattin Marlene (Barbara Auer) geradewegs in die Arme seines besten Freundes Jan (Ulrich Thomsen). Nur mit Mühe gelang es dem Trio danach, die gemeinsame ...
Plot: adultery, vacation, judge, female nudity, sex, jealousy, husband wife relationship, doctor, jumping from height, best friend, unfaithful wife, unfaithful husband ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Witching of Ben Wagner (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A new family moves into town and their son, Ben, meets a mysterious girl named Regina, who is rumoured to be a witch.
Plot: mysterious girl, new student, magic, new school, barn, family relations, teenage love, gymnasium, grandmother, witchcraft, lost, child's point of view ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Adam & Evelyn (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Summer 1989, East Germany. Adam works as a tailor, Evelyn as a waitress. They are planning a vacation together when Evelyn finds out that Adam is cheating on her and decides to leave for the holiday on her own.
Plot: border crossing, photographer, woman wearing a miniskirt, vacation, hotel room, darkroom, waitress, person in a car trunk, german abroad, boyfriend girlfriend conflict, barefoot woman, woman wears a miniskirt ...
Time: year 1989
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 2K
Umrao Jaan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bollywood film about the famous courtesan of the title. Aishwarya Rai stars in the lead role. The film is directed by J.P. Dutta and also stars Shabana Azmi, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Divya Dutta, Himani Shivpuri and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: courtesan, social differences, forbidden love, life is a bitch, romance, society, prostitute, impossible love, destiny, curses spells and rituals, bollywood, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Origin of Violence (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A French teacher makes a startling discovery while on a trip to Buchenwald.
Style: psychological, touching, disturbing, exciting, romantic ...
Plot: family secret, teacher, secret, nazi, fight, concentration camp, rivalry, fear, father son relationship, accusation, family relations, restaurant ...
Place: germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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 ⇓
25%
A Bird of the Air (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man in search of his past, and a woman who lives in the moment, are brought together when they pursue the origins of a stray parrot in this comedic and romantic drama.
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, love and romance, love affair, self discovery, obsession, couples, hopes, romance, unlikely couple, parrot, waitress, bird ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 123K
Little Women (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Style: sentimental, melancholic, romantic, sweet, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writers, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, sister, women's rights, generosity, friendship, love, intrigue, relationships, rivalry, jealousy ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, new york, paris france, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%