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Winter Comes Early (1971)
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Winter Comes Early (1971)
Original name: Face-Off
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Love story involving a Canadian professional hockey player and a hippie folk singer. Their union is tumultuous, as both try to come to terms with their differences in careers and lifestyles.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: ambition, hockey, sport, athlete's life, romance, love and romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, couples, musician's life, lifestyle, opposites attract, unlikely couple, relationship vs career, ice hockey, canadian, aspiring singer, singer, championship, hockey player, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, pet dog, tragic event, doomed romance
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada

Most similar movies to Winter Comes Early

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sentimental, touching and serious films with plots about love and romance, romance, fall in love, ambition, couples, sport and hopes mostly in Drama, Romance and Sport genres. Some movies like Winter Comes Early: Ronnie & Julie (1997), Ice Castles (2010), A Fighter's Blues (2000), The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice (2010), Backwards (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 449
Ronnie & Julie (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this modern day version of 'Romeo and Juliet,' a rising hockey star and a figure skater with a bright future fall in love. However, they find themselves on opposite sides of the rink due to the fierce rivalry between their parents.
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: hockey, teen angst, youth, state affairs, romance, high school, tragic love, teenage life, love affair, unfulfilled love, sexual content, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 2K
Ice Castles (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alexis Winston is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. While practicing, Alexis suffers a terrible accident that takes her sight and threatens to destroy her dreams. In the midst of feeling sorry for herself she falls in ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: figure skating, skating, athlete's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Fighter's Blues (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Before he went exclusively style-over-substance, Daniel Lee directed fighting drama A FIGHTER’S BLUES, about an aging boxer (Andy Lau, in a mature and underrated performance) seeking a shot at redemption. Co-starring Japanese drama queen Takako ...
Style: touching, rough, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: tough heroes, rivalry, fall in love, redemption, starting over, unlikely couple, romance, ambition, martial arts, underdog, hopes, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Alexandra "Alex" Delgado, a pairs figure skater, found her career come to an abrupt halt after her partner (on and off the ice) became injured. As their love affair cooled, a heartbroken Alex stopped competing and turned to teaching. Enter ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: figure skating, rivalry, skating, ambition, opposites attract, love and romance, athlete's life, reluctant partners, unlikely couple, fall in love, unlikely partners, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 5.6
 666
Backwards (2012)
Genre: Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a fiercely competitive 30 year old rower fails to make the Olympic boat for the second time, she takes a coaching job at a school but struggles to adjust to life off the race course.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: starting over, romance, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, youth, fall in love, athlete and trainer, high school, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Cutting Edge (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two former Olympians, one a figure skater and the other a hockey player, pin their hopes of one last shot at Olympic glory on one another. That is, of course, if they can keep from killing each other in the process...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: figure skating, skating, romance, olympics, sport, underdog, reluctant partners, athlete's life, rivalry, starting over, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, france, minnesota, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mad About Mambo (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: High school student tries to improve soccer skills by practicing dance and falls for his dance partner.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, dancer's life, lifestyle, hopes, society, couples, working class, romance, sport, ambition, opposites attract, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Slow Dancing in the Big City (1978)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An aging out of shape reporter falls for a pretty but seriously ill ballerina.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sentimental, touching
Plot: ballerina, unlikely couple, dancer's life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, urban, terminal illness, city life, fall in love, relationship vs career, doctors and patients, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Chicks With Sticks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story takes the battle of the sexes into the hockey arena, as Paula Taymore - who almost once made the Olympic team - finds herself drawn into a challenge match against an irritating local men's squad. Fresh from a painful divorce, and ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, female athlete, hockey, against the odds, ambition, sport, fall in love, lifestyle, feminism, friendship, rivalry, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Felix and Meira (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young married woman from Montreal's Orthodox Jewish community finds freedom from the strictures of her faith through her relationship with a young man who is mourning the death of his estranged father.
Style: realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, captivating, touching ...
Plot: fall in love, society, unlikely couple, religions or cults, infidelity, romance, love story, social differences, friendship, bittersweet, innocence lost, forbidden love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 304
My Last Round (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Chile, Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hugo becomes captivated with Octavio, a middle-aged local boxing champion, but their relationship is tested when Hugo finds a new job in the city.
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: gay love, romance, love affair, fall in love, couples, athlete's life, ambition, unfulfillment, boxer, gay, gay slur, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, santiago chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 835
Seve (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Despite being blocked at almost every turn in pursuit of the sport he loved, Seve Ballesteros fought against adversity to become the most spectacular and charismatic golfer to ever play the game.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, exciting
Plot: golf, ambition, athlete's life, rise to the top, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 311
Hockey Night (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When a young girl wants to join her high school's hockey team as goalie, she meets with resistence, but also gets support, especially from the star forward of the team.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: hockey, fall in love, small town, gender bending, underdog, gender, small town life, teenage life, family relations, social relations, power relations, friends ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 273
Cole (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small town youth finds fulfillment and romance in a big city's creative writing course, but feels obliged to sacrifice them when his sister's home life deteriorates in his absence.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, self discovery, interracial relations, social differences, fall in love, ambition, follow your dream, unlikely couple, love and romance, family problems, couples, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Maggie and Annie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Annie has it all in life. A wonderful husband and a darling little girl. All is going well until she goes to a softball practice and meets Maggie. Maggie -- cute, athletic, and openly gay -- touches feeling deep down inside Annie that she has no ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: introspection, love affair, couples, romance, hopes, love and romance, family life, fall in love, sport, sport team, lgbt, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 10K
Fever Pitch (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a man, a woman and a football team. Based on Nick Hornby's best selling autobiographical novel, Fever Pitch. English teacher Paul Ashworth believes his long standing obsession with Arsenal serves him well. But then he ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: soccer, sport team, teacher, sport, contests and competitions, couple relations, romance, opposites attract, ambition, fall in love, couples, relationship problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Peter and Vandy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Flashbacks and flash-forwards illustrate the rise and fall of a love affair between two New Yorkers.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, non-linear
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, fall in love, love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, sexual content, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, romance, unfulfillment, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 3K
Ice Castles (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to the world -- and herself -- that she still has the potential ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: figure skating, skating, rivalry, romance, sport, disability, underdog, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 524
Windrider (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rock star falls for a rich man's son who competitively board-sails the coast of Western Australia.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, melancholic, disturbing ...
Plot: surfing, love affair, contests and competitions, love and romance, romance, ambition, nudity (full frontal - brief), competition, father son relationship, beach, fall in love, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 2K
Mahogany (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring a choice between the man she loves or her newfound ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, ghetto, shallowness, couples, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love affair, couple relations, rich and poor, relationship vs career, opposites attract ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack and Jill's Manifesto of Rules to Live By Rule 1 Be honest Rule 2 Believe in fairy tales Rule 3 Accept time as our friend Rule 4 Make sure the nooky is good Rule 5 Promote beauty. Wage a sustained campaign against ugliness Rule 6 Abandon ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, social differences, unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, terminal illness, couples, attraction, love and romance, female director, seductive, seduction
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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%
Road to Victory (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A star athlete on the verge of turning pro must decide which dream to pursue while he battles his own body.
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: infidelity, love affair, relationship vs career, ambition, rise to the top, athlete's life, breakup, couples, doctors and patients, fall in love, sport, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Sabah: A Love Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, social differences, love affair, couples, family problems, society, opposites attract, romance, fall in love, family relations, greek ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 689
Love Street (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A handyman in a 1940s Paris brothel tries to help the prostitute he loves with her singing career and romantic life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexual, sentimental ...
Plot: prostitute, romance, wartime life, fall in love, palaces castles and temples, couples, black market, love and romance, world war two, brothel, singing contest, card game ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.0
 118
Crazy Canucks (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the book White Circus by Ken Read, this is the story of the Canadian skiing legends that became the first North Americans to crack the Euro dominated World Cup Circuit in 1975
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating
Plot: skiing, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, olympics, sport, ski
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
For Love of the Game (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A baseball legend almost finished with his distinguished career at the age of forty has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, romance, looking for love, athlete's life, love and romance, major league, hopes, career, training, loneliness, coach ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, detroit, new york yankees, new york, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Getting Married in Buffalo Jump (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Years have passed since Sophie (Wendy Crewson) left the ranch her family calls home to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. The death of her father means that Sophie, now 30, must return to the home she left behind so long ago. Once there, ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), rodeo, couples, farm, romance, hopes, love and romance, family relations, small town life, infidelity, fall in love, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sarah Prefers to Run (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Sarah has a chance to go to a first class university and to join its premiere athletic club, her suburban mother is fearful of the change and refuses to help financially. But Sarah's roommate knows that they will get a grant if they marry. ...
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: athlete's life, relationship vs career, sport, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, female athlete, runner, working the system, college, race, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 728
Diamond Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Denny Montana never looks at Claire. She has been working for him for four years and fallen in love at a distance. When Denny's brother Regan returns to oversee the sale of the family vineyard, Claire and Reganen makes pact. To make Denny ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: womanizer, family relations, starting over, love triangle, homecoming, fall in love, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, hopes, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%