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: sexual, sincere, touching, sexy, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, college life, school, college, youth, friendship, friends, graphic violence, love and romance, journalism, dull life, student life, chase, fall in love, lottery, society, couples, lifestyle, buddies, coming of age, idealism, unfulfillment, twentysomething life, sexual content, profanity ...
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 sexual films with plots about youth, love and romance, friendship, couples, friends, coming of age and college mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like A Small Circle of Friends: Harrad Summer (1974), Sonja (2006), The Last Year (2002), Eden (1996), The Education of Charlie Banks (2007). 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: sexual, sincere, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: college, love triangle, student life, couples, loss of virginity, lifestyle, couple relations, sexual relations, culture clash, friendship, introspection, college life ...
Time: 70s
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95%
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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: realistic, sexy, sincere, touching, sexual
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love and romance, family relations, youth, best friends, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, coming out, friends, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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77%
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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, love and romance, gender, youth, love affair, teenage love, friendship, couples, self discovery, coming out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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73%
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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: gloomy, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: multiple sclerosis, boarding school, housewife, bittersweet, teachers and students, idealism, love triangle, school, couple relations, doctors and patients, fall in love, relationship vs career ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england
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70%
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The Education of Charlie Banks (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: College student Charlie Banks has to face old problems when the bully he had an unpleasant encounter with back in high school shows up on his campus.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspense
Plot: college, coming of age, haunted by the past, college life, youth, buddies, moral dilemma, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, roommate, love triangle, friends, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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69%
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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: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, university, unfulfillment, ambition, manipulation, college, friendship, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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68%
Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in relation to the respective women who end up in their lives.
Style: sexy, sexual, talky, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mate swapping, friends, friendship, college, coming of age, college life, midlife crisis, infidelity, love triangle, battle of the sexes, romance, rebelliousness ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, asia, vietnam, california
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63%
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: sexual, touching, sincere, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, college, rape, frat party, betrayal, life is a bitch, society, youth, looking for sex, student life, self discovery, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Love Sick (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Love. It just happens. No rules. It may look sick, but it's deep and it hurts. For everyone, Alex and Kiki are just good friends. They happen to be two girls experiencing another kind of love. For their family, Kiki and Sandu are sister and ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: brother sister incest, sex with brother, incest, love triangle, friendship, fall in love, love and romance, student life, lifestyle, gender, opposites attract, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, bucharest
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60%
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: bookies, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, fall in love, culture clash, college life, buddies, youth, follow your dream, couples, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new york, las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: touching, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: college, love triangle, fall in love, college life, starting over, school, idealism, infidelity, youth, hopes, romance, coming of age ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: touching, talky, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, reunion, friendship, love triangle, twentysomething life, love and romance, desert, bittersweet, road not taken, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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56%
A Separate Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to ...
Style: touching, disturbing, sexual, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, betrayal, friendship, love and romance, gender, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, hopes, best friends, buddies, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, college, graduation, student life, lifestyle, coming of age, couples, buddies, teachers and students, couple relations, university, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, small town life, best friends, youth, self discovery, teenage love, fall in love, couple relations, romance, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
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52%
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, college, interracial relations, coming of age, campus, bittersweet, lifestyle, journalism, media, hopes, injustice, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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51%
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, sexy ...
Plot: college, gay, dangerous attraction, self discovery, lifestyle, youth, student life, friendship, prostitute, sexual relations, social misfits, art school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island
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51%
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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: realistic, sexy, captivating, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, couples, fall in love, best friends, love, friendship, escapades, revenge, youth, love and romance, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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50%
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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: sincere, humorous, sexual, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, hopes, life is a bitch, starting over, romance, youth, lifestyle, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, profanity, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, new york, england
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48%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: destructive relationship, love triangle, youth, buddies, lifestyle, obsession, sexual relations, looking for sex, sexual harassment, artists and showbiz, college life, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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48%
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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: romance, fall in love, couples, friendship, college, youth, friends, coming of age, age difference, looking for love, teenager, obsession ...
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48%
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: serious, touching, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, youth, couple relations, fall in love, lifestyle, forbidden love, love affair, teenage love, lovers reunited, young lovers, romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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46%
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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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, self discovery, interracial relations, teenage life, love and romance, society, best friends, social misfits, on the road, small town, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, bittersweet, love and romance, downfall, couples, designer, life is a bitch, store, youth, friends, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, friendship, teenage life, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, youth, society, love, couples, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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42%
Student Confidential (1987)
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: sexual, offbeat, humorous, erotic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, suicide attempt, satire, college, high school life, teachers and students, college life, self discovery, school, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), teenage life ...
Time: 80s
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42%
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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, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, resort, teenage life, love and romance, youth, ambition, buddies, lifestyle, college life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, realistic, sexy, contemplative, sexual ...
Plot: college, interracial relations, white male black female relationship, couples, culture clash, fall in love, self discovery, social differences, love and romance, youth, romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: virginia, france, paris france, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: teenage life, friendship, teenage love, buddies, love and romance, youth, graphic violence, family relations, domestic violence, coming of age, friends, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Crashing (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: It sounds like a budding writer's dream: a bestselling first novel, a luxurious house in Malibu, and a trophy wife... But it all unravels when writer's block and a failed marriage send Richard McMurray (Campbell Scott, The Exorcism of ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sexy, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, writers, writer's block, love and romance, infidelity, couples, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, college, life turned upside down, overnight success, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, malibu california
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39%