Movies like When Love Comes Along

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When Love Comes Along (1998)
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When Love Comes Along (1998)
Original name: When Love Comes
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Between getting trashed, tripping, blowing guys off and writing songs, Mark falls for Stephen. Fig and Sally put perform Marks songs between casual sex with anyone and everyone. Katie is a few-hit wonder who hit rock-bottom in L.A and returns to New Zealand to patch her life back together. Stephen, Mark and Katie branch out for a slumber party at a beach house of their better days. Fig and Sally arrive, and not long after Eddie arrives also (Katies American guy). Mark stops running away from Stephens love, Katie and Eddie get engaged and Fig and Sally ... have sex?
Style: sentimental, touching, offbeat, emotional, realistic, contemplative, semi serious
Plot: beach, best friends, youth, friendship, rock, sexual relations, true love, friends, romance, transsexual, betrayal, performer's life, love and romance, gender bending, looking for love, destructive relationship, starting over, artists and showbiz, haunted by the past, couples, young lovers, lifestyle, gender, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new zealand

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Most similar movies to When Love Comes Along

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sexy films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, gays and lesbians, friendship, gender and friends mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like When Love Comes Along: Race You to the Bottom (2005), Boys Life 3 (2000), Advice from a Caterpillar (1999), Claire of the Moon (1992), Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Race You to the Bottom (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Nathan and Maggie are in the throes of a passionate affair. They're young, good-looking, and both have boyfriends. When Nathan is assigned to write a travel article on romantic hot-spots in Napa Valley, these unconventional lovers test the ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, self discovery, love affair, destructive relationship, on the road, couples, romance, young lovers, journalism, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 295
Boys Life 3 (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Jason Gould satirizes coming out in Hollywood in Inside Out, starring Alexis Arquette and papa Elliot Gould. Lane Janger's Just One Time was a festival favorite recently expanded into a feature film that turns the tables on a groom-to-be and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: youth, coming out, self discovery, teenage life, friendship, couples, sexual relations, closeted homosexual, gays and lesbians, coming of age, gender, heterosexuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Advice from a Caterpillar (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When it comes to romance, Missy's attitude has always been whatever. After all, her artistic career is flourishing...her spacious New York City loft is fabulous...and her relationship with a married man is totally uncomplicated-what more could ...
Style: humorous, sexual, realistic, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, lifestyle, best friends, looking for sex, sexual relations, relationship vs career, chaos and mayhem, singleness, fall in love, friendship, gender, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Claire of the Moon (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Claire of the Moon is set in the 1990s in the Pacific Northwest. Claire Jabrowski, a famous heterosexual author, decides to attend a retreat for all-female writers. Claire's rommate at the retreat is Dr. Noel Benedict, author of a book called ...
Style: sexual, contemplative, sexy, talky, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: lesbian, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, fall in love, love triangle, love affair, infidelity, strong female presence, love and romance, odd couple, writer's life, friendship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As Noah and Wade prepare to marry in Martha's Vineyard, the personal problems of their friends - and the unexpected arrival of rapper Baby Gat - threatens to permanently end their relationship.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, wedding, friendship, couples, lovers reunited, looking for love, self discovery, young lovers, romance, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.2
 391
The Happy Sad (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two young couples in New York-one black and gay, one white and heterosexual-find their lives intertwined as they create new relationship norms, explore sexual identity, and redefine monogamy.
Style: semi serious, realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: gender, battle of the sexes, love and romance, infidelity, sexual relations, looking for love, midlife crisis, gays and lesbians, romance, couples, thirtysomething life, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, touching, sincere, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, couples, romance, friendship, friends, best friends, unfulfillment, bittersweet, love and romance, unfulfilled love, student
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Holding Trevor (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Everybody's looking for something... Moving forward doesn't always mean leaving something behind.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, cult film
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, addiction, overdose, hiv, gay romance, introspection, destructive relationship, opposites attract, lifestyle, hopes, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, friends, couples, lifestyle, school, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 3K
Romeos (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lukas, 20, is a prisoner in his own body. As a pre-op transgendered person, he is constantly finding himself trapped in uncomfortable, compromising positions. His best friend, Ine introduces him to the gay scene in Cologne where he meets the ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: transsexual, gay couple, gay, gender bending, gender, self discovery, lifestyle, love affair, best friends, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.5
 2K
Redwoods (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Both original and incredibly romantic, Redwoods tells the story of an already-partnered man whose love is tested when a mysterious drifter passes through his small Northern California town.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay relationship, love affair, friendship, road not taken, breakup, couples, family problems, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Friends & Lovers (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Friends for ten years, a group of twenty-somethings head for the ski slopes as guests of Ian's father. (Ian and dad are estranged because dad worked too many hours when Ian was a lad.) Dad has something to say, but Ian won't listen. ...
Style: sexy, humorous, realistic, melancholic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: friendship, thirtysomething life, midlife crisis, infidelity, romance, lifestyle, sex, pregnancy, skiing, existentialism, relationships, honest ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
An Angel Named Billy (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mark Anderson, a recent stroke victim who is frail and weak. Also, his best friend Thomas, a classic over the hill drag queen desperate for love and happiness. Mark and Thomas have a master plan, to find Mark's son, James Anderson the love of ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, coming out, best friends, female impersonator, true love, looking for love, teenage life, fall in love, gender bending, parents and children, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
51%
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 419
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 ⇓
50%
 5.5
 995
Harry + Max (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two brothers, 23 and 16, who are both teen idols, come to terms with their dysfunctional family past and deep affection for each other.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, gay, siblings relations, sexual relations, teenage life, gender, lifestyle, romance, family relations, incest, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Nearest to Heaven (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: People and life can be cruel, and in their face, Fannette is cool: toward an old acquaintance, to her daughter, to colleagues. Beneath the surface, she roils with passion for a lost love, Philippe. She watches "An Affair to Remember" again ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, serious
Plot: looking for love, infidelity, love and romance, haunted by the past, destiny, destructive relationship, midlife crisis, lifestyle, romance, artists and showbiz, lovers reunited, impossible love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Different for Girls (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, and she has no desire to stir up the past while she's ...
Style: touching, sexy, sentimental, clever, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: transsexual, gay, coming out, nudity (full frontal - brief), gender bending, romance, friendship, bittersweet, couple relations, couples, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.2
 796
Maze (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Artist Lyle Maze is reconciled to a life without romance thanks to his dual afflictions: Tourette's Syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But his life takes an unexpected turn when his friend Mike departs on a humanitarian mission, ...
Style: touching, humorous, psychological, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, friends, family relations, self discovery, friendship, love triangle, fall in love, moral dilemma, love affair, introspection, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Antoine, a handsome boy in his 20s, falls for a straight best friend who does not reciprocate, and being a junkie exits the film quite early. Enter a girl, who seems to make him happy again, after he has tried living as a rent boy with men, having ...
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: unrequited love, transsexual, prostitute, lifestyle, love triangle, nightlife, self discovery, sexual relations, couples, life is a bitch, youth, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1999
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 1K
Tan Lines (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Cute teen Midget Hollow wanders through life riding big waves and partying with surfer boys. When Midget's best friend's gay brother Cass arrives on the scene, the two quickly dive head first into a clandestine sea of sexual awakening.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, coming of age, coming out, brother, homosexuality, self discovery, teenage life, teenage love, sexual relations, friendship, youth, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 1K
Gypsy 83 (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two young misfits head for New York City to celebrate their idol and muse, Stevie Nicks, at The Night of 1,000 Stevies. Along the road, in order for them to escape their painful pasts, they must discover their strengths and learn self-acceptance.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, road movie ...
Plot: goth, on the road, self discovery, friendship, music band, twins, betrayal, midlife crisis, homecoming, small town, artists and showbiz, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 92
Finding Me (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Faybien Allan has it all going on; he's young, stylish, and knows the importance of being seen with hip friends at NYC's trendiest spots. But beneath the sparkle of his nightlife and his stunning good-looks, is a man buckling under his ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: self discovery, romance, looking for love, gender, hopes, couples, gay, african american, friendship, road trip, friends, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.1
 224
Smokers Only (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A suicidal young singer named Reni (Cecilia Bengolea) is about to get kicked out of her band when she meets a male gigolo, Andres (Leonardo Brezicki), at an ATM after he picks her pocket. They begin an affair, and she decides to become a hooker so ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: male prostitute, lifestyle, love affair, couples, destructive relationship, nightlife, love and romance, musician's life, romance, sexual relations, aspiring singer, gay interest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Dark Side of Tomorrow (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While their husbands are away on a hunting trip, two bored housewives get together to commiserate. One thing leads to another, and they wind up in bed. For one of the women the incident was just a pleasant diversion, but for the other it's ...
Style: realistic, erotic, serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: suburbs, unfulfillment, romance, gender, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, mentally unstable, gays and lesbians, betrayal, lifestyle, hollywood, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
30 Years to Life (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: First of all, the title does not refer to someone sentenced to jail. It is a movie about 6 lifetime friends who are all hitting the big `3-0' together during the same year. Each one looks inside themselves to see where has my life gone and what ...
Style: touching, witty, humorous, sincere, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, starting over, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, midlife crisis, human nature, looking for love, relationship vs career, buddies, society, thirtysomething life ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 766
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: realistic, touching, gloomy, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, teenage life, society, reunion, youth, politics, coming of age, friendship, lifestyle, haunted by the past, young lovers, music band ...
Time: 50s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 730
Antarctica (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in Tel Aviv, focuses on an interconnected group of friends and their various relationships. At the center is the adorably bookish Omer, about to turn 30, who still hasn't found himself, and his free-spirited best friend Miki, who both end ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: gay, family relations, introspection, hopes, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, couple relations, fall in love, gender, gays and lesbians, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 272
One Love (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A summer vacation in the 70s. Lalo and Bruno are teenagers doing nothing on days full of nothing. But on a hot and humid afternoon, and without asking for permission, Lisa arrives smashing more than the letargy of the town. Thirty years later Lisa ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, romance, reunion, teenage love, friends, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, jealousy, sex scene, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 70s, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Therese and Isabelle (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, France, West Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two young girls experience awakening sexuality in the heated atmosphere of a Swiss girls' boarding school.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, sexy, erotic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), boarding school, self discovery, coming of age, youth, couples, parent getting married, friendship, love affair, unfulfilled love, best friends, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%