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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

Most similar movies to Summer and Smoke

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, family relations, small town, 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, love affair, social differences, society, lifestyle, romance, friendship, fall in love, rivalry, couples, social relations, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: kansas, usa
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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: betrayal, small town, dysfunctional family, family relations, revenge, parents and children, social differences, forbidden love, love affair, siblings relations, infidelity, vengeance ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s
Place: mississippi, tennessee, australia, usa, mississippi river ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: wedding, coming of age, innocence lost, escape, runaway, romance, social relations, love and romance, human nature, teenage life, youth, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, small town, influenza, social differences, society, romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, love and romance, bittersweet, unfulfilled love, family in crisis ...
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, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, small town, dream, waitress, moral dilemma, siblings relations, parents and children, self discovery, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, romance ...
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: sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: small town, pregnancy, americana, love affair, small town life, homecoming, family life, hotel, alcohol abuse, love and romance, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 1910s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, hospital, small town, widow, seamstress, love and romance, fall in love, store, small town life, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, unlikely couple, rebellion, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, emotional, touching, sentimental
Plot: family relations, small town, love and romance, romance, family life, americana, small town life, bittersweet, couples, social relations, family problems, messenger ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: new england, new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, unfulfillment, couples, small town, ex lover, love and romance, family relations, small town life, crumbling marriage, dull life, thirtysomething life, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, sentimental, touching
Plot: coming of age, small town, doll, bridge, gays and lesbians, tragic hero, society, youth, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, destructive relationship, small town life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, love triangle, old love, waitress, working class, romance, bittersweet, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, tragic love, forbidden love, unfulfilled love, wedding, love affair, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: skydiving, small town, couples, love and romance, love triangle, friends, rivalry, escapades, small town life, infidelity, redheaded woman, adultery ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, kansas, midwest
⇓ 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: sentimental, thought provoking, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, small town, love and romance, human nature, small town life, unfulfilled love, couple relations, introspection, romance, crumbling marriage, lovers reunited, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
⇓ 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: emotional, sincere, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: romance, soldier, couples, love affair, fall in love, small town, homecoming, human nature, infidelity, husband wife relationship, wedding, marriage ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic ...
Plot: thanksgiving, bittersweet, small town, hospital, family life, couple relations, fall in love, couples, family relations, golden years, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: sincere, sexual, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: school, midlife crisis, betrayal, family relations, repression, tragic love, self discovery, pregnancy, small town, elementary school, teacher, urban ...
Time: 60s
Place: new england, usa, oregon, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: small town, fall in love, reunion, romance, destiny, high school, bittersweet, family relations, photojournalist, couples, friends, infidelity ...
Time: future, 80s, 70s
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france, usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: virgin, gypsy, forbidden love, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, village life, social differences, forces of nature, small town, village, lifestyle, looking for love ...
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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, love triangle, family relations, fall in love, love affair, dishonesty, parents and children, romance, couples, 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: serious, realistic, touching, clever, sincere ...
Plot: discrimination, family relations, pursuit, interracial relations, couple relations, small town, social differences, working class, small town life, manhood, social relations, troublemaker ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 6.5
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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, fall in love, social relations, couples, hotel, small town, seaside town, secret, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 924
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, mentally unstable, love and romance, leaving home, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, montana, louisiana ...
⇓ 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, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, romance, dull life, family relations, fall in love, family drama, destiny, true love, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, disturbing, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, christmas, supportive spouse, couple relations, obsession, fall in love, social relations, couples, love and romance, husband wife relationship, small town, therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Pit Stop (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boyfriend by spending much ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, touching, psychological ...
Plot: gay relationship, working class, breakup, coma, small town, romance, gender, family life, couples, unfulfillment, gay, gay parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
Style: sexual, sincere, psychological, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: estate, alcohol abuse, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, love and romance, gender, sexual dysfunction, family relations, estrangement ...
Place: usa, new orleans, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Last Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: At Christmas time, 19 year old Simon returns home to visit his dysfunctional family with Louise, a fearless girl he met during his train ride. While Simon struggles to cope with the growing distance between him and his parents, he starts to examine ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, youth, teenage life, lovers reunited, family relations, couples, social misfits, love and romance, gender, jealousy, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%