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Summer and Smoke (1961)
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Summer and Smoke (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In a small Mississippi town in 1916, an eccentric spinster battles her romantic yearnings for the randy boy next door. A 1961 film, adapted from a Tennessee Williams play, starring Geraldine Page, Laurence Harvey, John McIntire, Una Merkel and Rita Moreno.
Style: gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, neurotic
Plot: small town, family relations, love triangle, repression, spinster, unfulfilled love, world war one, romance, love and romance, couples, small town life, adult virgin, longing, unfulfillment, social relations, womanizer, cockfight, casino, loneliness, passion, death, male female relationship, unrequited love, physician, seduction ...
Time: 1910s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, small town, family relations, small town life and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Summer and Smoke: Picnic (2000), This Property Is Condemned (1966), The Member of the Wedding (1997), 1918 (1985), Independence Day (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Picnic (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but she meets a more interesting stranger who just got off the train.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: love triangle, social differences, love affair, society, social relations, couples, friendship, fall in love, romance, lifestyle, rivalry, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kansas, usa
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This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main attraction, Alva Starr. Alva and Owen then try to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, betrayal, small town, dysfunctional family, revenge, fall in love, siblings relations, love affair, couples, family problems, social relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s
Place: mississippi, australia, tennessee, usa, mississippi river ...
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72%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: wedding, innocence lost, coming of age, escape, runaway, social relations, couples, society, teenage life, family relations, human nature, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia
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42%
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1918 (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's 1918, the height of United States involvement in World War I - Liberty Bonds are sold, German immigrants are suspected as traitors or saboteurs, young men everywhere succumb to the patriotism and propaganda and enlist. In a small Texas ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, small town, influenza, battles, social relations, unfulfillment, society, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, family relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 1910s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Independence Day (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mary Ann Taylor loves the comforts of her hometown in Mercury, Texas. She has a steady job as a waitress in her father's diner, yet she can't help but feel unfulfilled by a life of pouring coffee and grilling hamburgers. Mary Ann's ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: small town, family relations, waitress, dream, family problems, social relations, couples, dull life, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
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41%
On Valentine's Day (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Elizabeth defies her wealthy parents by running off and marrying a young man of humble prospects, and her parents have not spoken to her since - even though the couple lives in a rooming house nearby, they are struggling financially, and she is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: small town, alcohol abuse, small town life, love affair, hotel, family life, pregnancy, americana, homecoming, love and romance, adult virgin, humble ...
Time: 1910s
Place: texas, usa
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40%
The Only Thrill (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small-town store owner with a comatose wife shares a long-term relationship with his seamstress.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, hospital, small town, widow, seamstress, fall in love, bittersweet, single parent, romance, unfulfillment, youth, society ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s, 1990s ...
Place: canada
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39%
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Our Town (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Our Town is a three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. It is a character story about an average town's citizens in the early twentieth century as depicted through their everyday lives. Using metatheatrical devices, Wilder sets the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious
Plot: small town, family relations, love and romance, social relations, couples, family problems, romance, bittersweet, small town life, americana, family life, funeral ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: new england, new hampshire, usa
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38%
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Ode to Billy Joe (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Billy Joe confesses his love to the lovely Bobbi Lee only to cover his growing fear that he may, in fact, be homosexual. One night, at a barn dance, he gets a little drunk and rather than going with the hired whores, gives into his desires and ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sentimental
Plot: coming of age, small town, doll, bridge, youth, love and romance, gays and lesbians, gender, romance, tragic hero, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tells the story of Fisher Willow, the disliked 1920s Memphis d├ębutante daughter of a plantation owner with a distaste for narrow-minded people and a penchant for shocking and insulting those around her. After returning from studies overseas, Fisher ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, gloomy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, plantation, forbidden love, family relations, betrayal, dishonesty, couples, power relations, love and romance, unlikely couple, rebellion, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, love triangle, waitress, old love, working class, romance, small town life, bittersweet, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
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35%
The Gypsy Moths (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three skydivers and their travelling thrill show barnstorm through a small midwestern town one Fourth of July weekend.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: small town, skydiving, love triangle, couples, love and romance, fourth of july, friends, escapades, rivalry, small town life, infidelity, parachute ...
Time: 60s
Place: kansas, usa, midwest
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35%
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See Girl Run (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: What happens when a 30-something woman allows life's "what ifs" to overwhelm her appreciation for what life actually is. Disregarding her current obligations, she digs into her romantic past in hopes of invigorating her present.
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, unfulfillment, small town, ex lover, love and romance, family relations, thirtysomething life, dull life, small town life, crumbling marriage, walking a dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, bittersweet, love and romance, couples, family relations, wedding, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Springtime in a Small Town (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, France, Netherlands
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a mansion decimated during World War II, a frustrated, bored housewife, Yuwen, is torn between caring for her ailing husband and her longing for a former sweetheart, a doctor who has come to treat her husband.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sentimental, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, small town, love and romance, human nature, unfulfilled love, couple relations, introspection, bittersweet, couples, romance, crumbling marriage, small town life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Maria's Lovers (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: romance, soldier, couples, human nature, love affair, fall in love, small town, homecoming, infidelity, marital problem, wedding, marriage ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Violets Are Blue... (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After fifteen years of traveling around the world Gussie (Spacek), a famous photographer, returns to the Maryland coastal resort where she grew up
Style: sentimental, contemplative, talky, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: small town, fall in love, reunion, romance, destiny, high school, bittersweet, youth, journalism, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, true love ...
Time: future, 80s, 70s
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
One Special Night (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Builder Robert is visiting his ailing wife in a nursing home and is having problems getting a taxi home due to an intense snow storm. One of the doctors, Katherine offers him a lift home however their car gets stuck and they have to spend the night ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: thanksgiving, bittersweet, small town, hospital, family life, couple relations, fall in love, family relations, couples, romance, elderly, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town as the accompaniment of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter ...
Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, tense, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, ambition, movie star, betrayal, unlikely couple, actor's life, couple relations, comeback, romance, infidelity, adultery, hypocrisy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: florida, usa, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Tangled 8 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: People from diverse social backgrounds, races and ages manage grief through its different phases.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, contemplative, experimental ...
Plot: couple relations, unfulfilled love, love and romance, couples, dealing with death, unfulfillment, sexual content
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Wonderful Town (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Takua Pa is a small town in the South of Thailand. Ever since the tsunami, people have lost their jobs and remember better times in the past. One day a stranger comes to town. His name is Ton, he is an architect. He rents a room in a small hotel ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: tsunami, romance, love affair, social relations, fall in love, couples, hotel, small town, seaside town, secret, small town life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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29%
Rachel, Rachel (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go.
Style: emotional, sexual, psychological, sincere, touching ...
Plot: school, midlife crisis, betrayal, family relations, repression, pregnancy, tragic love, small town, self discovery, teacher, elementary school, small town life ...
Time: 60s
Place: new england, usa, oregon, connecticut
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29%
The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Film adaptation from the novel by D.H. Lawrence, discovered after the celebrated author's death in 1930, a romantic love story tells of a prim young English girl who is sexually attracted to a seductively virile gypsy. The climatic dam burst is ...
Style: sentimental, sexual, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: gypsy, virgin, couples, injustice, family relations, repression, social relations, tragic love, unfulfilled love, innocence lost, looking for love, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: europe, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Tempted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The strain of juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and successful paralegal have worn Emma Burke (Virginia Madsen) out. Thus it is that Emma welcomes the opportunity to briefly take leave of her Boston home and head for sunny Hawaii. It is ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, love affair, fall in love, family relations, love triangle, romance, dishonesty, couples, parents and children, infidelity, last wish, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Nothing But a Man (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: discrimination, family relations, pursuit, interracial relations, unfulfillment, society, misfit, love and romance, unlikely couple, couples, family problems, manhood ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama, southern usa, united states
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To the Wonder (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
Style: emotional, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, romance, love affair, starting over, couple relations, introspection, homecoming, love triangle, love and romance, womanizer, love story, emotionless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france, oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Ethan Frome (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, intense, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, family relations, dull life, romance, fall in love, family drama, destiny, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Red Dirt (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Red Dirt offers the story of a young man's search to belong in this sublime expression of love and reconciliation. At only twenty, Griffith is struggling with the responsibilities of caring for his unwell aunt, grieving the loss of their ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: aunt nephew relationship, mental illness, friendship, secret, cousin cousin relationship, family relations, drifter, social relations, love and romance, mentally unstable, leaving home, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, montana, louisiana ...
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27%
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Loving Leah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A handsome Washington, D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake is a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: marriage of convenience, romance, couples, society, death in the family, religions or cults, cardiologist, love and romance, family tradition, family relations, fall in love, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Christmas in Conway (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Duncan Mayor decides the perfect Christmas present for his beloved wife, Suzy, is a ride on a real Ferris wheel, set up in their very own back yard. As a young man, it was the perfect place for a wedding proposal. Now, years later, in order to ...
Style: touching, entertaining, sweet, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, christmas, supportive spouse, couple relations, obsession, fall in love, couples, social relations, love and romance, husband wife relationship, small town, therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, south carolina
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26%