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The Unidentified (2008)
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The Unidentified (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: At once gritty and whimsical, The Unidentified follow Estlin, a passionate young journalist scraping by in New York City. As his frustration with his entry-level job at a local newspaper peaks, his disgruntled best friend, Brooke, leaves Brooklyn for Ohio. Set adrift, Estlin falls for Sophie, an elusive artist with an optimistic view on life. But as their romance blossoms, his high ideals and dogged pursuit of truth come into conflict with her tightly guarded secrets. The film is an exploration of idealism and apathy in today's youth culture and the vestiges of the social consciousness of the 1960s. In a climactic scene shot at a real anti-war protest in Washington D.C., Estlin must come to terms with what has been lost, what still remains and where he must go from here.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, journalism, idealism, best friends, college, romance, love and romance, fall in love, hopes, society, optimism, isolation, love, female nudity, subway, art, break up, male nudity, impotence, drunkenness, indifference, breakup, world trade center manhattan new york city, coming of age, protest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, september 11 2001, 2000s
Place: new york, washington d.c., ohio, manhattan new york city

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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, romance, couples, fall in love, society, hopes and love mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Unidentified: First Love (1977), Listen to Me (1989), The Painting (2001), The Strawberry Statement (1970), Don't Let Me Drown (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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First Love (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Golden-haired college soccer player William Katt falls hard for campus beauty Susan Dey, despite the fact that she's the mistress of an older, married attorney.
Style: touching, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: college, love triangle, hopes, romance, fall in love, college life, starting over, school, youth, coming of age, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 50s
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95%
 5.3
 1K
Listen to Me (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It was the best time of their lives. A kid from Oklahoma. An immigrant's daughter. A senator's son, a society girl, and a college professor with a dream. They had one thing in common...the will to win. A group of college debaters learn ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, college life, politics, opposites attract, youth, social relations, couples, power relations, fall in love, social differences, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.9
 280
The Painting (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Heath Freeman (Tru Calling, ER) heads an all-star cast including Clifton Davis (Any Given Sunday) Ben Vereen (Roots), Stacey Dash (Renaissance Man) and Debbie Allen (Fame) in the period drama Soldier of Change, which resurrects the turmoil and ...
Style: realistic, serious, romantic, touching
Plot: political unrest, rebelliousness, love affair, interracial relations, human spirit, hopes, military, society, love and romance, self discovery, racism, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Strawberry Statement (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Simon (Bruce Davison), a student at a fictional university in San Francisco (based on San Francisco State College) is indifferent to the student protests around him, until walking in on a naked woman (Kristina Holland) in his dormitory ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: university, media, state affairs, politics, youth, fighting the system, journalism, hopes, against the rules, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, human spirit ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, parents and children, family relations, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.0
 13K
At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, bittersweet, sexual content, couples, couple relations, fall in love, resort, starting over, hopes, love and romance, blindness, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.9
 30K
Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, romance, young lovers, college, class differences, love, terminal illness, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: harvard university, paris france, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 2K
So Young (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In the brink of the 90s, 18-year-old Zheng Wei steps into her university life with a hopeful heart for love. She forms a great friendship with her roommates and united as a group, they embark on their university life together. Wei meets Chen ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, fall in love, college life, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, university, coming of age, youth, breakup, break-up, snobbism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 32
Costas (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drama directed by Paul Cox.
Style: gloomy, emotional, touching, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, politics, romance, immigrants, society, love affair, forbidden love, misfit, love and romance, taxi, couples, immigration ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, society, romance, youth, opposites attract, bittersweet, city life, teenage life, urban, prostitute, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Peter and Vandy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Flashbacks and flash-forwards illustrate the rise and fall of a love affair between two New Yorkers.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, non-linear
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, fall in love, love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, sexual content, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, romance, unfulfillment, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Great Expectations (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, romantic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: artist, destiny, romance, fall in love, childhood, social differences, understanding, painting, inheritance, stranger, art, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s, 19th century ...
Place: florida, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Christmas on the Bayou (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When successful New York marketing executive Katherine discovers her workaholic ways are taking a toll on her eight-year-old son, Zac, she decides to spend Christmas with him and her mother, Lilly in her home town on the bayou. When Caleb tries to ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: christmas, romance, couples, holiday, family relations, hopes, miraculous event, holiday season, love, hometown, comeback, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.1
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Storm (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: J.K. is a hotel Manager in a scenic location in India. One day he gallantly comes to the rescue of a drunk daughter, Aarti, of a politician, and chooses to be discrete about it. When she recovers, she and he fall in love; get married in a small ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, banned film
Plot: politics, hotel, leadership, head of state, state affairs, society, heroes, ambition, tragic hero, writer's life, rescue, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 562
The Promise (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, who remains behind. From then on, and for the next 28 years, ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, romance, tragic love, love affair, couples, cliche, bittersweet, society, love and romance, unfulfillment, terminal illness, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, prague, german democratic republic, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
 436
Safe Harbour (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Melissa Gilbert stars in this film adaptation of Danielle Steel's bestselling novel, in which a young girl named Pip and her mother meet an artist on the beach in Safe Harbour, where they have retreated in order to recover from the devastating ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, haunted by the past, starting over, love and romance, romance, hopes, lifestyle, couples, fall in love, embezzlement, serial killer, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Brooklyn Bizarre (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Maurice, a reticent young homeless man, somehow manages to get by in Brooklyn; he spends his nights in parked cars until he finds himself at Bizarre, an underground club renowned for its burlesque shows. Maurice is fascinated by the club’s playful ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, teenage life, romance, youth, nightclub, mysterious past, brooklyn new york city, sex scene, love, society, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Polish Bride (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Drama on the dawning love between a Polish woman and a farmer. Anna is forced to work in a brothel, but manages to escape. She's found, exhausted and scared, by Henk (the farmer) who offers her a place to stay, but her past chases her.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, disturbing ...
Plot: countryside, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, haunted by the past, fall in love, romance, farm, sexual content, small town, graphic violence, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 169
Milan (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Loving husband Lino is on a mission: His wife, who works as a domestic in Milan, is missing and he's determined to find her. To do so, he enters Italy illegally and takes cover as one of the hundreds of Filipino migrant workers wh make their ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: missing person, fall in love, infidelity, dangerous attraction, couple relations, society, romance, couples, love and romance, female director, naivete
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, the philippines, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
John and Mary (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: John and Mary meet in a singles bar, sleep together, and spend the next day getting to know each other.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: lifestyle, romance, love affair, couples, one night stand, singleness, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, love and romance, sexual relations, urban ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Diamond Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Denny Montana never looks at Claire. She has been working for him for four years and fallen in love at a distance. When Denny's brother Regan returns to oversee the sale of the family vineyard, Claire and Reganen makes pact. To make Denny ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: womanizer, family relations, starting over, love triangle, homecoming, fall in love, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, hopes, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Before the Revolution (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The study of a youth on the edge of adulthood and his aunt, ten years older. Fabrizio is passionate, idealistic, influenced by Cesare, a teacher and Marxist, engaged to the lovely but bourgeois Clelia, and stung by the drowning of his mercurial ...
Style: realistic, serious, experimental, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: communism, anti capitalism, society, youth, hopes, unfulfillment, rebellion, family relations, idealism, rebelliousness, forbidden love, introspection ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, depressing, intense ...
Plot: aids, self discovery, love triangle, lgbt, romance, hopes, gay, loneliness, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnancy, tantrum ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, ohio, usa, cleveland ohio, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, couples, family relations, tragic love, fall in love, looking for love, lifestyle, love and romance, baby born, diary, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.8
 8K
The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, non-linear
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: social differences, forbidden love, love triangle, family relations, society, love affair, fall in love, young lovers, youth, romance, diary, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 60s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 1K
I Do (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gay Brit living in New York is deprived of his immigration status, and risks losing his family and life in the U.S. He marries his lesbian best friend to remain in the country and stay with his family, but things get complicated when he meets the ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, queer cinema
Plot: lesbian interest, discrimination, fall in love, gays and lesbians, misfit, gender, immigrants, lgbt, uncle niece relationship, marriage, love and romance, working the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Summer Palace (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Country girl Yu Hong leaves her village, her family and her lover to study in Beijing. At university, she discovers an intense world of sexual freedom and forbidden pleasure. Enraptured, compulsive, she falls madly in love with fellow student Zhou ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, idealism, true love, romance, youth, longing, political unrest, road not taken, college life, social differences, politics, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: china, north korea, germany, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man grows up in Sarajevo in the 1960s, under the shadow of his good, but ailing father, and gets attracted by the world of small-time criminals.
Style: touching, sentimental, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, terminal illness, hypnosis, pimp, romance, life is a bitch, fall in love, teenage life, culture clash, political unrest, politics, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: sarajevo, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Belle du Seigneur (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: tragic love, love triangle, infidelity, love affair, romance, society, social differences, unfulfillment, state affairs, politics, political unrest, anti semitism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Two for the Seesaw (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jerry Ryan wanders aimlessly around New York after giving up his Nebrascan law practice. His wife asks for a divorce. He meets Gittel, a struggling dancer from Greenwich Village and they try to sort out their lives. An extended conversation piece ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, opposites attract, unlikely couple, love and romance, crumbling marriage, romance, lifestyle, dishonesty, young lovers, artists and showbiz, battle of the sexes, hopes ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, nebraska, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%