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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, hopes, society, best friends, college, romance, love and romance, fall in love, love, idealism, breakup, optimism, isolation, female nudity, subway, art, break up, male nudity, impotence, drunkenness, indifference, 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, fall in love, couples, society, love and hopes mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Unidentified: Listen to Me (1989), The Painting (2001), First Love (1977), Don't Let Me Drown (2009), Love Story (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, college life, politics, opposites attract, love, college, young lovers, youth, ambition, power relations, social relations, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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, military, romance, society, love and romance, self discovery, racism, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
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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, fall in love, college life, starting over, school, idealism, infidelity, youth, hopes, romance, coming of age ...
Time: 50s
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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, society, youth, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, romance, young lovers, love, college, class differences, rich man poor woman, young love, terminal illness, unfulfillment, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, new york, boston, paris france
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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, love affair, fall in love, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, sexual content, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, unfulfillment, romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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64%
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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, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, fall in love, college life, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, coming of age, university, youth, break-up, breakup, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, asia
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Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Growing up in West Sumatra in the 1920s, Hamid and Zainab comes from families from very different social classes. Hamid is poor, while Zainab is wealthy. Hamid receives a scholarship from Zainab’s father and Hamid’s mother works for Zainab’s ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, rich and poor, fall in love, parents and children, teenage life, love and romance, youth, romance, society, religions or cults, islam
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: indonesia
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58%
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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, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, bittersweet, sexual content, couples, couple relations, resort, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, starting over, blindness, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
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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: fall in love, missing person, couple relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, romance, love and romance, couples, society, female director, overseas worker, naivete
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, the philippines, milan italy
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55%
Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Spain, France
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Macário spends an entire train journey to the Algarve talking to a woman he does not know about the trials and tribulations of his love life: straight after starting his first job as a book keeper at his Uncle Francisco's shop in Lisbon he ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: accountant, romance, love and romance, fall in love, wooing, social differences, society, hopes, starting over, blonde, train travel, train ride ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
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The Green Chariot (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Emigration to Israel challenges Sasha's Jewish identity. Will love help him to go over this crisis?
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: fall in love, moral dilemma, society, romance, love and romance, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, immigrants, misfit, jewish, engagement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, religions or cults, society, death in the family, cardiologist, love and romance, fall in love, family tradition, family relations, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, sincere, captivating, semi serious ...
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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
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Time: contemporary
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Diamond Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious
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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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, non-linear
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, social differences, society, romance, young lovers, family relations, youth, fall in love, love affair, diary, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: childhood, artist, destiny, romance, fall in love, understanding, inheritance, stranger, painting, social differences, art, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s, 19th century ...
Place: florida, new york, usa
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46%
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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, disturbing, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: countryside, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, haunted by the past, romance, farm, pimp, couples, sexual content, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: holland, europe
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44%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: love, social differences, parents and children, forbidden love, love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, fall in love, rich and poor, life is a bitch, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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43%
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: romance, terminal illness, tragic love, family relations, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, fall in love, looking for love, diary, baby born, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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43%
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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, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, teenage life, romance, youth, nightclub, mysterious past, sex scene, love, society, friendship, rivalry, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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42%
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Before We Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman who is robbed on her way to catch the 1:30 train to Boston is left stranded in New York City. She meets a man who helps her during the course of the night and the two form a romance.
Style: touching, romantic, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love and romance, stranger, hopes, nothing goes right, adventure, jazz musician, art, chance meeting, life philosophy, fall in love, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: realistic, serious
Plot: university, injustice, chaos, rebellion, hopes, journalism, youth, revolution, state affairs, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, human spirit ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Waiting City (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An outwardly happy Australian couple journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that the arrangements have yet to be finalized. Soon, the intoxicating mystic power of the Indian city pulls them in separate and unexpected ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, couple relations, romance, city life, family relations, hopes, society, love, rivalry, love and romance, couples, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 40
Costas (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drama directed by Paul Cox.
Style: emotional, gloomy, touching, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: love and romance, society, romance, journalism, immigrants, taxi, couples, misfit, politics, forbidden love, love affair, political prisoner ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, impossible love, fall in love, wartime life, friendship, couples, life is a bitch, romance, hopes, love and romance, unfulfilled love, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, love and romance, ambition, state affairs, rise to the top, society, heroes, tragic hero, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
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Brides (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A young female character, Nikki Douka, from Samothraki, is sailing to the U.S. to fulfill a marriage contract and save her family honor. Her skills as a seamstress keep her busily sewing throughout the voyage to alter wedding dresses for the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ship, mail order bride, fall in love, couples, cruise, romance, society, love and romance, immigrants, greek, wedding, forbidden love ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Playboys (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: love, circus, sin, society, romance, fall in love, small town, small town life, pregnancy, human nature, social relations, jealousy ...
Time: 50s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%