Movies like Our Town 2003

If you like "Our Town" you are looking for sentimental, touching and serious movies about / with family relations, small town, romance, love and romance, family life, family problems and couples themes of Drama, Family and Romance genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Our Town (2003)
 7.8
 363
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 play in a 1930s theater. He uses the actions of the Stage Manager to create the town of Grover's Corners for the audience. Scenes from its history between the years of 1901 and 1913 play out.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: family relations, small town, romance, love and romance, family life, family problems, couples, small town life, americana, social relations, bittersweet, ghost, wedding, death, flash forward, funeral, second chance, umbrella, birth, death in childbirth, pocket watch, messenger, yawning, breaking the fourth wall, speaking to audience ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: new england, new hampshire, usa

Most similar movies to Our Town

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about family relations, love and romance, small town, couples, small town life, romance and social relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Our Town: On Valentine's Day (1986), One Special Night (1999), The Member of the Wedding (1997), 1918 (1985), Summer and Smoke (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 199
Our Town (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 3-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder.
Plot: male female relationship, breaking the fourth wall, husband wife relationship, wedding, father son relationship, second chance, small town, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, funeral, death, ghost ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s
Place: new england, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: touching, serious, sentimental, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: small town, love affair, golden years, love and romance, romance, adult virgin, pregnancy, hotel, humble, small town life, alcohol abuse, social relations ...
Time: 1910s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: sentimental, realistic, contemplative, talky, sincere ...
Plot: thanksgiving, romance, golden years, couple relations, elderly, bittersweet, couples, family life, hospital, fall in love, love and romance, small town ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: gloomy, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: wedding, coming of age, innocence lost, escape, runaway, small town, family relations, power relations, social relations, small town life, couples, family life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 322
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: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, small town, small town life, americana, bittersweet, wartime life, social relations, battles, family relations, family in crisis, plague, homecoming ...
Time: 1910s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional, neurotic
Plot: small town, love triangle, family relations, repression, spinster, unfulfilled love, couples, small town life, social relations, longing, world war one, adult virgin ...
Time: 1910s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Follow The Stars Home (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two brothers - one virtuous, one feckless - are in love with the same woman. She falls for Brother Wrong, carrying a torch for him even after he deserts her. But Brother Right remains steadfast and available. What's unusual here is why the bad ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, uplifting, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family in crisis, disability, babies and infants, parents and children, unfulfilled love, family problems, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
All the Way Home (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the tragedy, but slowly rise up from the ashes to face the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, family relations, death of husband, life is a bitch, death in the family, family problems, small town life, denial, bittersweet, life turned upside down, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story is set in Kansas in the year 1910. Jacob Witting, a widowed farmer who is still saddened by the death of his wife during childbirth several years earlier, finds that the task of taking care of his farm and two children, Anna and Caleb, is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: farm, frontier, bereavement, single parent, countryside, prairie, family life, self discovery, human nature, love affair, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: kansas, usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 188
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: realistic, emotional, serious, tense
Plot: love triangle, social differences, love affair, friendship, rivalry, couples, society, lifestyle, romance, fall in love, social relations, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional
Plot: family relations, betrayal, small town, dysfunctional family, revenge, youth, forbidden love, coming of age, unfulfillment, siblings relations, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s
Place: mississippi, usa, australia, tennessee, mississippi river ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Love's Unending Legacy (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Missie three years later: being a single mother after her husband Willie was shot during a poker scuffle. She and Maddy move back in with her parents Clark and Marty. She finds a new home, and finds a new teaching position that she settles right ...
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, social relations, hopes, romance, fall in love, single parent, optimism ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Plot: small town, family relations, dream, waitress, siblings relations, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, hopes, social relations, dull life, small town life, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 503
Hard Promises (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A man who doesn't like stable work environments has been away for too many years, and finds out his wife has divorced him and is planning to remarry. He comes home to confront her, trying to convince her not to get married, aided by the ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, small town, small town life, parents and children, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, couple relations, lovers reunited, adventurer, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: contemplative, realistic, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, small town, hospital, widow, seamstress, bittersweet, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, family problems, couples ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, family relations, couples, tragic love, looking for love, fall in love, love and romance, baby born, diary, baby, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Heart of the Country (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With her husband jailed for Wall Street-based fraud, Faith has to leave behind her luxury life in New York to return home to North Carolina and the widower father and dutiful older sister she left behind. Together, they have to deal with the buried ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: family relations, romance, parents and children, love affair, homecoming, countryside, hopes, female protagonist, love and romance, flashback, getting home, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 2K
Providence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, atmospheric
Plot: family relations, family problems, family life, parents and children, love and romance, siblings relations, living with parents, looking for love, small town life, homecoming, hometown, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
Love Finds A Home (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this sequel, Lillian has been adopted and it's several years later. Annie, married and pregnant, visits her fellow doctor friend, Dr. Owen. Dr Owen desperately wants a baby, but seems unable to become pregnant. Lillian finds a love ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: crumbling marriage, couples, young lovers, romance, couple relations, hopes, small town, parents and children, youth, small town life, family relations, feminism ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 376
Saint Maybe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lonely teen troubled by a past family tragedy is suspicious of his sister-in-law, believing she is being unfaithful. His confrontation with his brother sets off a series of tragic events.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, church, redemption, tragedy, youth, single parent, couples, family life, family problems, family in crisis, bittersweet, adoption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.2
 159
Sister, Sister (1982)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Heated confrontations and revelations result when a divorcee returns with her young son to the home of her two sisters.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: family relations, small town, estrangement, infidelity, love and romance, siblings relations, love affair, couple relations, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 1K
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, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, unfulfillment, small town, couples, ex lover, love and romance, family relations, thirtysomething life, dull life, small town life, crumbling marriage, walking a dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 645
Table for Five (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: J.P. Tannen (Jon Voight) wants a second chance to be a father to his children ... but someone else has taken his place. Determined not to just be a friendly 'uncle' in their lives, he gets permission from his ex-wife Kathleen (Millie ...
Style: emotional, sincere, uplifting, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, cruise, cruise ship, ocean or sea, couples, family problems, family life, bittersweet, human nature, custody, single parent, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: mediterranean sea, greece, italy, africa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
ghost movies
2811
wedding movies
2925
death movies
12819
 6.0
 848
Square Dance (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An awkward 13-year-old (Winona Ryder) leaves her cranky grandfather (Jason Robards) in rural Texas, to live with her mother (Jane Alexander) in Fort Worth.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, estranged family member, teenager, promiscuity, couples, innocence lost, youth, single parent, social relations, family relations, young lovers, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Love Comes Softly (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Marty is a 19 year old pioneer woman, recently married. She goes west with her husband Clem, hoping to start a new life. But Clem unexpectedly dies, and Marty finds herself alone, two months pregnant. Clark Davis, a widower, offers her a marriage of ...
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, marriage of convenience, survival, farm, starting over, romance, fall in love, hopes, couples, family life, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, gender, best friends, love and romance, disability, death in the family, couples, gender bending, family problems, youth, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, iraq, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, hopes, self discovery, youth, farm, poverty, countryside, society, bittersweet, small town, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, non-linear
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, fall in love, couples, lifestyle, sexual content, couple relations, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, twentysomething life, unfulfillment, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Love's Abiding Joy (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The continued Westward journey of settlers Missie and Willie Lahaye. Their roots now firmly planted as they set up homestead in the far West, Missie begins to realize her passion for teaching as Willie cares for the couple's young daughter ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, optimism, couple relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, reunion, family problems, death in the family, frame up, death of child, dealing with death, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, touching, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: discrimination, family relations, pursuit, interracial relations, small town life, couples, family problems, society, manhood, americana, troublemaker, working class ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, alabama, southern usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%