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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: sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: infidelity, loan, rabbi, culture clash, family relations, misfit, religions or cults, love and romance, feminism, self discovery, family life, new wave, society, human nature, couples, immigrants, matchmaking, innocence lost, romance, love, dancing, horse, prostitute, money, lawyer ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: new york, usa, egypt, america, russia, poland, manhattan new york city ...

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Most similar movies to Hester Street

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, infidelity, love and marriage mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Hester Street: A Price Above Rubies (1998), Personal Velocity (2002), The Great Gatsby (1974), Sweet Land (2005), Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989). 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, love affair, dishonesty, couples, society, introspection, hopes, love and romance, interracial relations, couple relations, marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, israel ...
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95%
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: psychological, gloomy, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: hitchhiker, pregnancy, youth, domestic violence, self discovery, starting over, couples, love affair, destructive relationship, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, india, norway, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, love triangle, fall in love, society, obsession, love affair, wealth, millionaire, couples, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, eviction, morality, farm, church, wedding, german american, citizenship, immigrants, romance, ethnic, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 60s, 1920s, post world war one ...
Place: minnesota, germany, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, gambling, dysfunctional family, family relations, human nature, gender, feminism, misfit, society, culture clash, crumbling marriage, immigrants ...
Time: 40s
Place: china, asia, new york, usa, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, gloomy, thought provoking, biting, realistic ...
Plot: high society, infidelity, debt, gambling, butler, love affair, social differences, social climbing, romance, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s ...
Place: new york, usa, monte carlo, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, loveless marriage, love and romance, crumbling marriage, marriage, doctor, redemption, couples, epidemic, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: touching, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, forbidden love, high society, love triangle, countess, lawyer, romance, aristocracy, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love, lover ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, forbidden love, spinster, heiress, romance, love triangle, family life, dishonesty, couples, society, social differences, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, minnesota, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: odd couple, opposites attract, wooing, society, singleness, couples, suburbs, love and romance, immigrants, romance, interracial relations, indian lead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, mongolia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: intellectual, realistic, touching, talky, serious ...
Plot: aging, starting over, writer's life, friendship, understanding, human nature, graduation, vitality, friends, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, adultery, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: clever, semi serious, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, crumbling marriage, school, college, human nature, society, lifestyle, feminism, gender, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 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: touching, sentimental, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, secret, human spirit, family life, family problems, couples, family in crisis, siblings relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, college ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, realistic, captivating
Plot: rivalry, love and romance, hopes, family in crisis, romance, introspection, moral dilemma, society, religious, family life, wooing, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: vermont, new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tourist, tour guide, infidelity, dishonesty, love affair, society, journal, interracial relations, fall in love, love and romance, couples, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, cairo egypt, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, realistic, sexual, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, restaurant, forbidden love, pregnancy, romance, dysfunctional family, opposites attract, family relations, interracial relations, unlikely couple, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina, california
⇓ 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: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, romance, infidelity, marriage crisis, middle age romance, true love, midlife crisis, love story, reconciliation, love, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: human nature, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, family relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, sibling relationship, brother sister relationship, sister sister relationship, village, bus ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: ireland, africa, europe, england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, couples, family relations, tragic love, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, diary, baby born, unfulfillment, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, emotional, touching, captivating, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ballet, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, career change, romance, love and romance, couple relations, dancer's life, parents and children, artists and showbiz, rivalry, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, love triangle, destructive relationship, romance, betrayal, fall in love, unfulfillment, couple relations, family relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, cynical, serious, touching, biting ...
Plot: prostitute, couples, society, family relations, starting over, romance, culture clash, materialism, foreigner, money, marriage for money, loveless marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: russia, sweden, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.5
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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, touching, classic literature, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, navy, love triangle, love affair, captain, poetry, couple relations, love and romance, rich and poor, fall in love, romance, jane austen ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: epic, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, tragic love, dull life, family relations, romance, fall in love, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, love and romance, social differences, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, sentimental, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, shoplifting, spring break, journal, starting over, jury, love and romance, down on your luck, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, realistic, dark humor, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, infidelity, survivor, dull life, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, human nature, introspection, lovers reunited, love triangle ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, infidelity, love triangle, working class, dysfunctional family, romance, love affair, hopes, couple relations, love and romance, breakup ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, love, memory, midlife crisis, high school reunion, romance, infidelity, crumbling marriage, youth, self discovery, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, death, dealing with death, family relations, letter, loss of spouse, romance, couples, widow widower, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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