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Hester Street (1975)
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Hester Street (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Steven Keats plays a Russian emigre who prides himself on the way he's molded himself into a real Yankee in the USA, though the world he lives in, New York's Lower East Side in the late 19th century, is almost exclusively populated by other Jewish immigrants. When his wife (Carol Kane) finally arrives in the New World, however, she has a lot of assimilating to do. This causes the tension which drives the movie along, though it maintains a fairly light atmosphere most of the time.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Plot: culture clash, infidelity, rabbi, loan, immigrants, innocence lost, family life, romance, new wave, society, couples, family relations, feminism, human nature, self discovery, religions or cults, love and romance, misfit, matchmaking, jewish, women's rights, street life, machismo, street market, corset ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: new york, usa, egypt, russia, poland, manhattan new york city, america ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, culture clash, love, dialogue and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Hester Street: A Price Above Rubies (1998), The Great Gatsby (1974), Personal Velocity (2002), The Age of Innocence (1993), Sweet Land (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Price Above Rubies (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life.
Style: touching, serious, talky, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, self discovery, couples, introspection, couple relations, interracial relations, love affair, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, society, marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, israel, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, love triangle, society, fall in love, love affair, obsession, millionaire, wealth, couple relations, couples, romance ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, hitchhiker, self discovery, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, starting over, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, norway, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: serious, clever, stylized, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, lawyer, countess, love and romance, forbidden love, couples, couple relations, high society, confession, aristocracy, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Sweet Land (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1920, Inge travels from Germany to rural Minnesota in order to meet the man destined to be her husband.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, church, citizenship, morality, farm, german american, wedding, romance, eviction, human nature, immigrants, social issues ...
Time: 20s, 60s, 20th century, 1920s, 1960s ...
Place: minnesota, germany, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.5
 82
Cosmopolitan (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A single bachelor, an oddly attractive neighbor and a popular women's magazine are the ingredients of this delicious romance that pays homage to classic Bollywood cinema while spinning a unique modern love story.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: odd couple, opposites attract, wooing, immigrants, romance, love and romance, indian lead, suburbs, couples, interracial relations, singleness, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, mongolia, new jersey, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The House of Mirth (2000)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, biting, gloomy ...
Plot: high society, infidelity, love affair, gambling, butler, debt, loneliness, socialite, social differences, romance, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: new york, usa, mediterranean sea, monte carlo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, loveless marriage, doctor, marriage, epidemic, redemption, couples, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Work and the Glory (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Benjamin Steed and Mary Ann Steed relocate their family to upstate New York in the early 1800's, they unwittingly settle in a town divided along religious lines. After their new hired help turns out to be at the center of the uproar, each ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic
Plot: rivalry, siblings relations, religions or cults, hopes, romance, moral dilemma, redemption, love triangle, wooing, family in crisis, americana, family life ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Washington Square (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1870's New York, a spinster heiress is courted by a much younger, penniless man, much to the chagrin of her over-protective father, and must decide whether to spend the rest of her life alone, or marry a man who is interested in her only ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, spinster, heiress, forbidden love, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, single father, infidelity, love triangle, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, alps, minnesota, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A study in culture bridging, including ... a new US-born husband, trying to work within the traditional ways, a new China-born wife, eager to join the "dream" of America, two family-minded fathers, lots of gender-related social ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, gambling, family life, immigrants, crumbling marriage, romance, feminism, human nature, couple relations, forbidden love, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 40s
Place: china, asia, usa, new york, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Turning Point (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ballet, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, romance, career change, dancer's life, parents and children, feud, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rivalry, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: new york, oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Leonard Schiller once counted among New York's Literary lions, but illness and ten years of writers block have lowered his profile, almost to the point of obscurity. When Heather Wolfe, an ambitious literature major, asks to interview him for ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: aging, writer's life, starting over, friendship, artists and showbiz, friends, couples, golden years, human nature, sexual relations, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Falling in Love Again (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harry and Sue Lewis met in the 40s as teenagers living in the Bronx. He was an aspiring architect, she was the most beautiful girl in school, and both had a fondness for bran muffins. They fell in love, got married, moved to Los Angeles, and had two ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: reunion, love, memory, high school reunion, midlife crisis, romance, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, road not taken, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, dealing with death, family relations, death, loss of spouse, letter, romance, couples, widow widower, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, marriage crisis, infidelity, middle age romance, true love, love story, love, midlife crisis, life philosophy, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 270
Anna Karenina (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.
Style: emotional, serious, epic, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, betrayal, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, tragedy, romance, destructive relationship, forbidden love, love triangle, love and romance, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6K
Cairo Time (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland, Egypt
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, tour guide, tourist, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, couples, interracial relations, dishonesty, society, hotel, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, cairo egypt, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 817
Crooked Hearts (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The father of a family has a an affair. This affects every member of the family.
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, secret, infidelity, college, family life, family in crisis, parent child relationship, family problems, family relations, human nature, human spirit, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, self discovery, coming of age, journal, human nature, romance, urban, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Persuasion (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Persuasion is the newest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. Anne falls deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen.
Style: sentimental, emotional, classic literature, romantic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, love triangle, love affair, navy, couple relations, captain, poetry, rich and poor, fall in love, romance, love and romance, jane austen ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 612
Julie Johnson (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A New Jersey housewife is dissatisfied with her everyday life because she is smarter than she or anyone else knows. While taking a computer class, Julie discovers her abilities and finds the courage to make dramatic life changes. This is a story of ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, gays and lesbians, follow your dream, family drama, school, feminism, college, couple relations, forbidden love, parents and children, singleness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 643
Broken English (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her lover. Nina works at a restaurant where Eddie cooks. For a ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sexual, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, forbidden love, restaurant, pregnancy, romance, family life, immigrants, unlikely couple, dysfunctional family, infidelity, interracial relations, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, destructive relationship, love triangle, betrayal, tragic love, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, forbidden love, love affair, social differences, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 10K
Bella (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An international soccer star is on his way to sign a multimillion dollar contract when something happens that brings his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress, struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: soccer, beach, restaurant, pregnancy, redemption, abortion, couple relations, romance, chance meeting, waitress, girl, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Member of the Wedding (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the last days leading up to her older brother's marriage, a young girl is forced to face realities and grow up quickly. A tender adaptation of Carson McCullers' classic play.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: coming of age, wedding, runaway, innocence lost, small town, family life, romance, youth, family relations, human nature, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 866
Intergirl (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union, Sweden
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A hospital nurse becomes an "international girl", a prostitute who caters to foreigners with hard currency.
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, touching, biting ...
Plot: prostitute, society, starting over, couples, family relations, romance, materialism, culture clash, foreigner, money, marriage for money, loveless marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: russia, europe, sweden, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Way We Were (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: politics, hollywood, communist, mccarthyism, opposites attract, romance, radical, unlikely couple, young lovers, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.
Style: emotional, dark humor, touching, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, survivor, infidelity, self discovery, couple relations, romance, love triangle, love and romance, couples, human nature, introspection, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 29K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, true love, couple relations, couples, love, love and romance, love triangle, death, brother sister relationship, friendship, destiny, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%