Movies like The Group

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The Group (1966)
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The Group (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Sidney Lumet's adaptation of the acclaimed Mary McCarthy novel. It's 1933, and eight young women are friends and members of the upper- class group at a private girl's school, about to graduate and start their own lives. The film documents the years between their graduation and the beginning of the World War in Europe, and shows, in a serialized style, their romances and marriages, their searches for careers or meaning in their lives, their highs and their lows.
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, sexy, captivating, semi serious, sexual
Plot: friendship, family relations, female friendship, ambition, college, self discovery, graduation, romance, life is a bitch, best friends, social differences, society, gender, motherhood, world war two, pregnancy, alcohol abuse, infidelity, college life, social realism, school, politics, friends, feminism, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new york, usa, europe, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to The Group

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, emotional and serious films with plots about friendship, couples, friends, love and romance, society, family relations and youth mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Group: Mentor (2006), The New Twenty (2008), Rich and Famous (1981), Between Two Women (2004), Fresh Horses (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, unfulfillment, ambition, friendship, college, university, manipulation, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.1
 503
The New Twenty (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Five best friends in their late 20's discover new truths about themselves and the friendships they thought would last forever.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, college, gay, young lovers, best friends, lgbt, self discovery, addiction, sexual relations, twentysomething life, singleness, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 1920s, year 2006
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Rich and Famous (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two literary women compete for 20 years: one writes for the critics; the other one, to get rich.
Style: suspense, witty, sentimental, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, roommate, couples, friends, unfulfillment, opposites attract, aging, love and romance, lifestyle, betrayal, crumbling marriage, gender ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Between Two Women (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in Northern England, this powerful tale of suppressed sexuality offers poignant and sharply observant social commentary, interlaced with a tender romance. Vetern actress Barbara Marten tugs at the heart as Ellen Hardy, a working-class mother ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, lesbian, love affair, romance, society, family relations, couples, feminism, fall in love, friendship, female friendship, homecoming ...
Time: 50s
Place: england, europe, britain, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Fresh Horses (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancée after he falls in love with a backwoods Kentucky girl he meets at a party. She says she's 20, but he finds out she's 16 and married to an abusive husband.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: college, fall in love, love affair, infidelity, social differences, friendship, love and romance, dishonesty, society, romance, youth, betrayal ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in relation to the respective women who end up in their lives.
Style: sexy, sexual, talky, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mate swapping, friends, friendship, college, coming of age, love triangle, college life, infidelity, midlife crisis, battle of the sexes, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Nasty Baby (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Nasty Baby centers around a Brooklyn couple, Freddy and his boyfriend Mo, who are trying to have a baby with the help of their best friend, Polly. Freddy is an artist, and his latest work is all about babies – it’s clear he’s dying to be a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, couple relations, couples, best friends, gender, gay couple, illegal immigrant, society, love and romance, gays and lesbians, interracial couple, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.3
 200
Steam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: serious, talky, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: sauna, widow, introspection, elderly, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, human spirit, parents and children, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Take Care of My Cat (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The fashionable Hye-joo is focused on her career at a brokerage house. She's making a decent living, but her co-workers look down on her. Tae-hee is sick of living under the thumb of her domineering father. She spends her time doing volunteer ...
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, sincere, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, adulthood, life is a bitch, couples, parents and children, love and romance, lifestyle, youth, family problems, artist, cat, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, seoul, asia, japan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Separate Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, sexual, touching, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, coming of age, world war two, student life, college, teenage life, boarding school life, love affair, school, college life, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Brother to Brother (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, touching, social ...
Plot: gay, human nature, society, gay teenager, friendship, golden years, lifestyle, estrangement, artists and showbiz, love and romance, black lgbt, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Just Like the Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A petty thief's mentoring of an apparent orphan takes a profound turn when he kidnaps the boy from a foster home and drives him cross-country to his sister's house in Texas.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, family relations, custody, on the road, introspection, adoption, redemption, petty criminal, hopes, road trip, foster home, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, family relations, prostitute, love, introspection, parents and children, human nature, fall in love, youth, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1971, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Just Between Friends (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Holly and Sandy strike up an instant friendship; they don't know however that they have more in common than they'd like. When tragedy strikes, their relationship is tested.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, breakup, friends, couples, thirtysomething life, family problems, bittersweet, destructive relationship, terminal illness, looking for love, feminism ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, romance, hopes, world war two, soldier, society, destiny, family relations, love affair, arranged marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mental illness, friendship, dysfunctional family, estrangement, playwright, family problems, family relations, human nature, parents and children, haunted by the past, rescue, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A promising track star, 18 year old Jesse Brenner struggles with binge drinking during her freshman year of college.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: college, family relations, lifestyle, youth, life is a bitch, best friends, college life, parents and children, alcohol abuse, underage drinking, friends, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, human nature, rich and poor, parents and children, buddies, best friends, life is a bitch, family relations, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.4
 920
Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, couple relations, teenage life, small town life, fall in love, teenage love, self discovery, best friends, youth, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 229
Kill the Poor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a marriage of convenience becomes the real thing, Joe moves his pregnant French wife to a tenement building on New York's Lower East Side. The street is like a war zone with none of the nostalgic appeal that Joe remembers from tales of his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, cynical, biting, suspense ...
Plot: pregnancy, lifestyle, social differences, nothing goes right, social misfits, rise to the top, immigrants, society, life is a bitch, couples, drug abuse, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, europe, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Something's Cooking (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A small group of amateur cooks and kitchen guests discover exactly why some refer to the kitchen as the "heart of the house".
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, cause and meaning, cooking and food, couples, family relations, husband wife relationship, marriage, pregnancy, guilt, neighbor, seduction, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Reason to Believe (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sorority gal Charlotte's innocence is lost after she is raped during a frat party. Confused, terrified and shunned by her peers, she finds solace and the courage to confront her attacker after she is befriended by the leader of a campus ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, college, rape, couples, friends, injustice, animal life, society, betrayal, life is a bitch, youth, loss of virginity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
 497
Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lacrosse, friendship, self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, racism, youth, social differences, high school, bittersweet, rich and poor, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 4.4
 388
The Last Year (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Paul's homosexual affair at Bible College with a new student named Alex sets tongues wagging, mostly with un-Christian reactions. The dean, himself a closet case, threatens to expel Paul, and the football jocks have their eye on Alex. The ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, incest, gays and lesbians, couples, teenage love, love affair, friendship, love and romance, youth, gender, injustice, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 949
Bloodbrothers (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is torn between following in his brothers' footsteps or striking out on his own.
Style: talky, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, moral dilemma, parents and children, sibling relationship, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, friendship, teenage life, working class, family in crisis ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Journey to Kafiristan (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1939, the author Annemarie Schwarzenbach and the ethnologist Ella Maillart travel together by car to Kabul, but each is in pursuit of her own project. Annemarie Schwarzenbach, who was among Erika and Klaus Mann's circle of friends in the ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: on the road, self discovery, obsessive quest, on the run, society, love affair, social differences, drug abuse, friendship, redemption, couples, politics ...
Time: 1930s
Place: afghanistan, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.1
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A Special Day (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the first meeting between Mussolini and Hitler. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, Sophia Loren strikes up a friendship with her ...
Style: sexy, talky, emotional, sexual, touching ...
Plot: fascism, infidelity, friendship, neighbor, housewife, against humanity, opposites attract, romance, politics, love and romance, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1938, pre world war two
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 59
Lotto Land (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This film tells two interwoven stories of two single-parent families in a poor, racially-mixed neighborhood in Brooklyn. The first story is about a young black man (with aspirations of getting away from his friends who are involved in drugs) who ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, splatter ...
Plot: lottery, coming of age, family relations, urban ghetto, couples, friends, sport team, parents and children, family life, urban ghetto life, store, high school ...
Time: future
Place: new york, tokyo, berlin germany, new jersey, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 2K
Beat (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, writer's life, lifestyle, drug abuse, celebrity culture, addiction, adultery, murder, alcohol abuse, rebel, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 50s
Place: new york, mexico, usa, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, self discovery, small town life, friendship, feminism, lesbian, midlife crisis, generation gap, tomboy, american south, aging, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%