Movies like A Small Circle of Friends

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A Small Circle of Friends (1980)
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A Small Circle of Friends (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the late 1960s, three Harvard students Jessica (Karen Allen), Leo (Brad Davis) and Nick (Jameson Parker) grow close as they undergo personal changes, but their friendship is jeopardized by romantic feelings both men develop for Jessica.
Style: sincere, sexy, touching, serious, realistic, sexual
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, open relationship, polygamy, college life, anti war protest, polyamory, school, friendship, youth, college, friends, graphic violence, love and romance, fall in love, chase, student life, journalism, lottery, couples, society, sexual content, lifestyle, coming of age, idealism, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia

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Most similar movies to A Small Circle of Friends

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, love and romance, couples, friendship, lifestyle, coming of age and friends mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like A Small Circle of Friends: Harrad Summer (1974), Eden (1996), Mentor (2006), 3 Nights in the Desert (2014), Bending All the Rules (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Harrad Summer (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Stanley, Harry, Sheila and Beth, four students from the 'free sex' Harrad College, spend the summer together to meet their families.
Style: controversial, sexy, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: college, loss of virginity, introspection, couple relations, lifestyle, youth, gender, young lovers, society, couples, student life, love triangle ...
Time: 70s
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95%
 5.7
 354
Eden (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Story of a New England boys' school and of one of the students who is infatuated with an instructor's wife who has Multiple Sclerosis. The woman struggles to show her strict husband how love rather than demands helps the student to ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, boarding school, housewife, teacher, infatuation, family relations, couples, power relations, love and romance, misfit, crumbling marriage, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.0
 222
Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, ambition, unfulfillment, friendship, college, university, manipulation, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
3 Nights in the Desert (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three former band mates enter a cave after hearing it has the power to give them what they need. As unsettling desires rise to the surface, they all wonder if the cave has real power.
Style: sincere, talky, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: desert, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, friendship, love triangle, love and romance, twentysomething life, bittersweet, coming of age, art, estrangement, best friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Bending All the Rules (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When single photographer Kenna finally gets her own exhibition, she turns her attention to her love life. Yet two different men, sensitive Jeff and strong-willed Martin, are determined to win her heart, pulling her free spirit in opposite directions.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, sincere, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, ambition, lifestyle, couples, wooing, bartender, art exhibition, carnival, radio dj, singleness, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.8
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Sonja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Sonja is struggling to deal with her parent separation, and find her feelings for her best friend might not just be a phase.
Style: sexy, realistic, sincere, touching, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, lesbian, friendship, love and romance, family relations, youth, friends, couples, coming out, unfulfilled love, lifestyle, best friends ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.4
 391
The Last Year (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Paul's homosexual affair at Bible College with a new student named Alex sets tongues wagging, mostly with un-Christian reactions. The dean, himself a closet case, threatens to expel Paul, and the football jocks have their eye on Alex. The ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, incest, gays and lesbians, youth, gender, love and romance, couples, love affair, friendship, teenage love, society, human nature ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.5
 2K
Boutique (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but…
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, bittersweet, life is a bitch, love and romance, downfall, couples, down on your luck, singleness, city life, friends, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Twenty-One (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Katie is a free spirited independently minded 21-year-old. The film follows her as she reflects on the men in her life. Along the way we meet her drug addict boyfriend Bobby, her lover Jack, close friend Baldy, and her father.
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: adult
Plot: parents and children, twentysomething life, love affair, sexual relations, strong sexual content, infidelity, starting over, love and romance, lifestyle, youth, coming of age, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 925
Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, couple relations, best friends, self discovery, youth, fall in love, small town life, teenage life, teenage love, human nature, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
 85
Cherry. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Brian Cherry, a sweet, sensitive young Los Angeleno, falls for the beautiful, electric, and damaged Jules, she turns his ideas about women and sex upside-down. Slowly, he is drawn into a twisted love-triangle that includes Jules and his best ...
Style: sexy, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, couples, fall in love, best friends, love, friendship, youth, revenge, escapades, love and romance, generation y, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Reason to Believe (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sorority gal Charlotte's innocence is lost after she is raped during a frat party. Confused, terrified and shunned by her peers, she finds solace and the courage to confront her attacker after she is befriended by the leader of a campus ...
Style: sexy, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: fraternity, rape, college, friendship, wild party, couples, friends, animal life, injustice, strong sexual content, sexual abuse, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.9
 5K
Happy Days (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: The movie revolves around eight youngsters, who become good friends in their freshman years when they join the college for their Bachelors in Engineering (B.E.). The life of these young minds, be it personal or that in college, is dealt with aplomb. ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: friendship, college, graduation, student life, couples, coming of age, couple relations, lifestyle, buddies, university, teachers and students, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: gambling, bookies, friendship, lifestyle, ambition, couples, fall in love, culture clash, college life, youth, follow your dream, buddies ...
Place: arizona, las vegas, nevada, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.9
 318
Ricochet River (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: hree teenagers looking for adventure find more than they expected in this coming-of-age drama. High school seniors Wade (Jason James Richter) and Lorna (Kate Hudson) have spent all their lives in the small logging town of Calamus Grove, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, interracial relations, culture clash, teenage life, love and romance, self discovery, on the road, small town, social misfits, youth, best friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 90s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Private Public (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two college seniors on the cusp of graduation meet after being mistakenly thrown in jail after a bar fight. They team up to make a documentary short that exposes a famous professor as a sexual offender, and their lives are soon thrown into turmoil.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, suspenseful, sexual
Plot: love triangle, destructive relationship, obsession, buddies, lifestyle, youth, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, sexual harassment, looking for sex, jail, college life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Five Senses of Eros (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In this anthology film centered around the theme of "Eros," five seperate stories are presented by five top Korean directors. The main characters from each segment are connected with each other in one way or another.
Style: sexy, serious, touching, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, lovers reunited, young lovers, youth, couple relations, forbidden love, love affair, fall in love, lifestyle, teenage love, eroticism, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 342
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, love and romance, introspection, youth, single parent, coming of age, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 5.9
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, teenage life, destructive relationship, family relations, couples, parents and children, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, society ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Love That Boy (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Love That Boy is the story of Phoebe, a socially inept overachiever, unrecognized in a world run by C students. Phoebe’s life is totally dominated by her “To Do Before Graduation” list. When Phoebe’s best friend Robyn dumps Phoebe two weeks ...
Style: humorous, atmospheric, captivating, light, touching ...
Plot: fall in love, couples, friendship, friends, youth, college, coming of age, age difference, looking for love, teenager, obsession, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, depressing ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, friendship, teenage life, society, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, youth, love, couples, women of color, korean american ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Ten Tiny Love Stories (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten women give monologues to camera, each remembering a man who was important in their lives.
Style: realistic, talky, clever, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: loss of virginity, lifestyle, love affair, destructive relationship, looking for love, gender, couple relations, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, unfulfilled love, male female relationship, monologue ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
 805
Heart of Dixie (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set at a Southern college during the 1950s, three co-eds (Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen and Phoebe Cates) re-assess their values in light of the burgeoning civil rights movement.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fraternity, sorority, coming of age, racism, interracial relations, college, injustice, life is a bitch, media, youth, journalism, opposites attract ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Student Confidential (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Four high school students are led into the world of adult vices by their guidance counselor, a shadowy, suicidal millionaire.
Style: entertaining, erotic, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, suicide attempt, high school, graphic violence, nude, power relations, hardcase students, youth, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, self discovery, society ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 62
Valley (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of three sensitive teens who are forced to deal with violence at home, violence at school. It is a story of friendship, of love and hate, where the adolescents world is revealed as cruel and beautiful, a world where the desire to ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, friendship, buddies, youth, love and romance, graphic violence, family relations, coming of age, friends, violence, teenager ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Foreign Student (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A French football playing exchange student falls in love.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, emotional, touching ...
Plot: interracial couple, age difference, white male black female relationship, college, interracial relations, interracial romance, couples, love and romance, society, lifestyle, coming of age, self discovery ...
Time: 50s, year 1955
Place: virginia, paris france, france, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
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First Love (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Golden-haired college soccer player William Katt falls hard for campus beauty Susan Dey, despite the fact that she's the mistress of an older, married attorney.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, touching, sexual
Plot: love, love triangle, college, male nudity, lust, lawyer, soccer, mistress, couples, power relations, college life, fall in love ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 213
The Beat (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A new kid moves into a tough neighborhood controlled by gangs, and tries to teach them poetry.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, poetry, teenage life, fighting the system, idealism, youth, rebellion, life is a bitch, society, dedicated educator, school, stoners ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Between Something & Nothing (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: BETWEEN SOMETHING & NOTHING is based on filmmaker Todd Verow’s experiences at Rhode Island School of Design. After being accepted into a prestigious New England art school, sexy small-town JOE and townie mastermind JENNIFER quickly join ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: gay, art school, college, self discovery, dangerous attraction, lifestyle, youth, friendship, student life, social misfits, prostitute, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 1K
Winter Break (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Viscerally experience a "year off" in Aspen, Colorado with a group of recent college grads who have elected to defer graduate school and career opportunities to ski, snow-board, climb, party, fall in love and basically live life to its ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: young lovers, fall in love, ambition, lifestyle, youth, buddies, love and romance, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, resort, teenage life, skiing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%