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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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, neurotic, retro
Plot: small town, unfulfilled love, loneliness, summer, spinster, love triangle, family relations, repression, womanizer, cockfight, world war one, romance, love and romance, couples, social relations, adult virgin, longing, small town life, unfulfillment, passion, death, unrequited love, seduction, physician, neighbor ...
Time: 1910s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river

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Most similar movies to Summer and Smoke

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, small town, romance, family relations, small town life and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Summer and Smoke: Picnic (2000), Springtime in a Small Town (2002), This Property Is Condemned (1966), No Looking Back (1998), 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: realistic, serious, emotional, tense
Plot: love triangle, social differences, love affair, social relations, couples, fall in love, friendship, society, lifestyle, rivalry, romance, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sentimental, thought provoking, serious, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, small town, human nature, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, small town life, lovers reunited, introspection, couples, romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1940s
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: small town, dysfunctional family, railway, adolescence, mother daughter relationship, mental disorder, revenge, family relations, betrayal, social relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, australia, usa, tennessee, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: 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: sexy, emotional, scary, disturbing, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, romance, working class, farce, sexualized violence, transformation, homeless, corruption, disaster, old love, waitress, brothers ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, emotional, sentimental, touching
Plot: marital abuse, waitress, dream, food, alien contact, family relations, small town, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance, social relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: valentine's day, small town, golden years, romance, love and romance, family relations, humble, social relations, couples, family life, small town life, americana ...
Time: 1910s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, influenza, deadly virus, small town, bittersweet, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, lifestyle, society, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 1910s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, small town, romance, love and romance, americana, family life, small town life, family problems, couples, social relations, bittersweet, second chance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: new hampshire, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: widow, hospital, small town, infidelity, bittersweet, couples, family relations, family problems, social relations, youth, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: wedding, runaway, youth, freak show, minister, perfume, beer, hotel, police officer, running away from home, maid, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: coming of age, gay, doll, small town, youth, unfulfillment, gender, life is a bitch, romance, society, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: 50s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, feminist film ...
Plot: family life, family problems, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, small town, infidelity, human nature, unfulfillment, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, death of father ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, psychological, serious, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: skydiving, small town, couples, love and romance, love triangle, friends, rivalry, escapades, aviation, parachute, infidelity, small town life ...
Time: 60s
Place: kansas, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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: sexy, emotional, harsh, reflective, artsy ...
Plot: love triangle, bittersweet, romance, obsession, interracial romance, distopia, sisters, justice, redemption, happy ending, transformation, adultery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, small town, unfulfillment, ex lover, love and romance, family relations, coming of age, dull life, thirtysomething life, small town life, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: sincere, emotional, erotic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: romance, world war two, couples, soldier, fall in love, homecoming, small town, human nature, love affair, marital problem, husband wife relationship, wedding ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ 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, heartbreaking, melancholic, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: small town, romance, destiny, high school, bittersweet, sailing, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor, happy ending, women, weapons, vengeance ...
Time: future, 70s, 80s
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, touching, sincere, serious, gothic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: rich woman poor man, plantation, true love, betrayal, dishonesty, forbidden love, family relations, unlikely couple, romance, love and romance, rebellion, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 15
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, experimental, gloomy ...
Plot: couple relations, couples, unfulfilled love, love and romance, sexual content, unfulfillment, dealing with death
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: talky, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: christmas, empire, thanksgiving, couple relations, fall in love, hospital, small town, family life, couples, family relations, golden years, romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: sexy, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: sexual initiation, lesbian subtext, domineering mother, lesbian, family relations, teacher, elementary school, midlife crisis, school, summer, female protagonist, lesbianism ...
Time: 60s
Place: connecticut, new england, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: tsunami, love affair, romance, couples, fall in love, social relations, seaside town, small town, hotel, secret, small town life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 470
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, fall in love, love affair, family relations, love triangle, parents and children, couples, dishonesty, romance, last wish, infidelity, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: erotic, sexy, sexual, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: virgin, gypsy, sensuality, injustice, couples, social relations, family relations, repression, unfulfilled love, innocence lost, small town, social differences ...
Time: 1920s
Place: europe, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, intense, sexy, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, dull life, family relations, romance, fall in love, destiny, adultery, love, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, england, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: aunt nephew relationship, mental illness, friendship, cousin cousin relationship, drifter, family relations, leaving home, social relations, mentally unstable, love and romance, gay, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, montana, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, intense, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: adultery, hollywood, betrayal, loneliness, drug addiction, ambition, justice, character study, tragedy, movie star, couple relations, unlikely couple ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: florida, london, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: philosophical, melancholic, emotional, stylized, non-linear ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, romance, love triangle, love, love story, love affair, starting over, homecoming, introspection, couple relations, affair, troubled marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france, oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: political, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: african american, discrimination, drug addiction, racism, family relations, interracial relations, chase, manhood, family problems, social relations, couples, troublemaker ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, birmingham alabama
⇓ 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, captivating, entertaining, sweet, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, husband wife relationship, terminal illness, supportive spouse, couple relations, obsession, couples, social relations, love and romance, fall in love, therapy, dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%