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The Dive from Clausen's Pier (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Good boy Mike Mayer is looking at a fine future and enjoys life with Wisconsin small town friends and steady girlfriend Carrie Beal. Then a stupid accident, diving from the local pier when the water is too low, leaves him quadriplegic. As if that weren't bad enough, Carrie does what none of the gang could imagine: she dumps him, as soon as best friend Rooster realizes she wasn't even honest. Carrie leaves for New York to pursue an undefined 'ambition', moving in with Simon Rhodes she vaguely knows. She starts a love affair with Paul Elliot 'Kilroy' Fraser. However he has his own nagging tragic secret, and her past needs dealing with.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: self discovery, friendship, starting over, small town, romance, hopes, misfit, battle of the sexes, looking for love, small town life, disability, love and romance, couples, friends, quadriplegic, caucasian, neck brace, kissing, water, accident, sex scene, bra, panties, journey, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, wisconsin

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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, couples, romance, hopes, friendship, friends and fall in love mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like The Dive from Clausen's Pier: One Night (2007), At First Sight (1999), A Touch of Fate (2003), Musical Chairs (2011), Living 'til the End (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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One Night (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen New Yorkers go into a Friday night unaware of the fact that their lives are about to change.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, looking for love, nightclub, romance, love and romance, couples, music band, infidelity, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, hopes, resort, love and romance, couples, starting over, blindness, fall in love, disability, brother sister relationship, black bra and panties ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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80%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, human nature, small town, redemption, romance, parents and children, hopes, family relations, single parent, legal action, starting over, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.9
 260
Musical Chairs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When his dancer partner, Mia, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando persuades her to train for an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing contest
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, dancer's life, follow your dream, romance, dance school, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, misfit, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Living 'til the End (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Told by a psychic of his imminent death on his next birthday, Jack lives out the year, as a hopeless agoraphobic, until he meets a young woman who slowly coaxes him out of his self imposed bondage.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: dealing with death, impossible love, romance, supernatural romance, estate, destiny, missing child, terminal illness, voyeurism, dull life, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
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72%
Old Fashioned (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unlikely couple, small town, opposites attract, romance, free spirit, fall in love, love and romance, buddies, introspection, couple relations, friendship, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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70%
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Blind (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A novelist is blinded in a car crash that killed his wife and several years later rediscovers his passion for life and writing when he embarks on an affair with the neglected wife of an indicted businessman.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: writer's life, love affair, love and romance, infidelity, disability, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, couples, reading aloud, perfume, yoga, novelist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Last Good Time (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A reclusive aging widower struggling with tax problems has a complete change in his views of life as he has a chance encounter with a young woman who moves in with him briefly.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, elderly lovers, golden years, supportive spouse, romance, aging, self discovery, love affair, elderly, love and romance, couples, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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68%
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Catch and Release (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Gray Wheeler just lost everything. But it could be the best thing that ever happened to her. After the death of her fiancé, Gray moves in with her late love's best friends. While Sam and Dennis do their best to cheer Gray up, Fritz ...
Style: tragicomedy, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, starting over, hopes, infidelity, couples, friends, best friends, dealing with death, self discovery, love triangle, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, malibu california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, fall in love, teenage love, urban, romance, love and romance, youth, immigrants, young lovers, dealing with death, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Regarding Billy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After Billy's parents are killed he moves home to care for his little brother Johnny, who is mentally challenged. Together the two struggle through the loss of their parents. Meanwhile, Billy's best friend from childhood, Dean, has moved ...
Style: sexual, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, mentally challenged, coming out, village, homecoming, disability, small town, gender, best friends, getting home, friendship, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, iraq, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Back to You and Me (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dr. Syd has a good practice in the big city but a bad day when her terminal patient finally passes away. Her surgeon boyfriend, who has been sarcastically nick named "Mr. Personality" and "Settle For" by Syd's best friend ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: country, homecoming, small town, romance, starting over, couple relations, parents and children, reunion, small town life, estrangement, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: teenage love, on the road, social misfits, unlikely couple, romance, crumbling marriage, starting over, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, love affair, romance, breakup, urban, love and romance, couples, fall in love, twentysomething life, lifestyle, unfulfillment, break up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: disability, love and romance, fall in love, wheelchair, love story, romance, depression, loneliness, caregiver, small town, death wish, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Dakota Skye (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: For as long as she could remember, Dakota Skye has been cursed with a super power. She has the ability to see the truth in any lie she hears. From small, harmless white lies, to the more devious kind, they have come from the people that she should ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, looking for love, romance, teenage life, love and romance, youth, music band, superhero, friendship, curses spells and rituals, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: self discovery, small town, friendship, golden years, starting over, haunted by the past, elderly, hopes, friends, flashback, father daughter relationship, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, dealing with death, tragic love, loss, letter, fall in love, love and romance, couples, family relations, writer's life, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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All the Real Girls (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a small North Carolina town, Paul, a womanizer, meets Noel, a confused intellectual returning home for the first time in years since she left for boarding school. The film depicts the typical romance of a good girl and a bad boy, in an ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, best friend, womanizer, friendship, romance, virginity, mechanic, regret, coming of age, love affair, virgin, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, southern usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Beneath the Harvest Sky (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A teen drama set during the fall potato harvest in a small northern Maine town.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: friendship, small town, coming of age, small town life, teenage life, youth, friends, best friends, life turned upside down, social relations, broom, harvest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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54%
Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Leonard Schiller once counted among New York's Literary lions, but illness and ten years of writers block have lowered his profile, almost to the point of obscurity. When Heather Wolfe, an ambitious literature major, asks to interview him for ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: aging, writer's life, starting over, friendship, artists and showbiz, friends, couples, golden years, human nature, sexual relations, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
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Dear Viola (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kellie Martin plays an accountant who submits a reply to a "dear viola" letter to the editor that she works for, as an accountant. She has a real knack for writing to people and getting to the heart of the matter, and soon the whole town ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, uplifting
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, romance, hidden identity, unfulfilled love, fall in love, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, journalism, friendship, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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51%
Not Since You (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A romantic drama about a tight-knit group of college friends who graduated from NYU the year of 9/11 and reunite years later for a weekend wedding in Georgia. Unresolved conflicts and love affairs spark again.
Style: serious, realistic, talky
Plot: introspection, friendship, reunion, couples, friends, human nature, couple relations, love affair, hopes, love and romance, adultery, wedding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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In My Dreams (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Natalie and Nick are frustrated with their luck in romance. After tossing coins into a fountain, the two then begin dreaming about each other. But, according to fountain mythology, they only have a week to turn those dreams into reality.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, romance, looking for love, wish come true, imaginary, race against time, true love, legends and myths, workplace situations, chases and races, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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My Normal (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: "My Normal" is the story of Natalie, a young lesbian from the Lower East Side, who's struggling to find a balance between her dreams of becoming a film maker and her lifestyle as a dominatrix. Her exotic looks and unconventional ...
Style: serious, talky, sexual, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, dominatrix, lesbian, sex, gays and lesbians, showbiz, lesbian relationship, ambition, gender, hopes, prostitute, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, emotional, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: love affair, romance, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, infidelity, love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, last wish, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
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P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, dealing with death, death, family relations, loss of spouse, romance, couples, widow widower, letter, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
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Open (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: OPEN is a hallucinogenic journey through gender, identity, the body, love and how those can be shared by two people. The film consists of interlocking stories lines- the first about two transwomen in a pandrogynous relationship in which they ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, gays and lesbians, transsexuality, human nature, introspection, self discovery, couple relations, gender bending, hopes, couples, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Told from the male perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, urban, unfulfillment, couples, love affair, life turned upside down, love and romance, disintegration, career change, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: christmas, terminal illness, small town, supportive spouse, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, fall in love, obsession, small town life, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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