Movies like When the Light Comes

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When the Light Comes (1998)
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When the Light Comes (1998)
Original name: Licht
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman spends an adventurous winter with a trapper on Spitsbergen.
Style: touching, humorous, serious, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: winter, snow, island, opposites attract, survival, friendship, romance, love and romance, couples, escapades, social differences, culture clash, fish out of water, unlikely couple, sex, travel, sailor, wedding, student, hunting, fishing, female nudity, summer, arctic, boat ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: norway, europe, amsterdam

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and humorous films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, love, opposites attract and couple relations mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like When the Light Comes: Gone with the Woman (2007), Old Fashioned (2014), Emma's Bliss (2006), A Bird of the Air (2011), Over the Hill (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Gone with the Woman (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman moves into a young man's home and starts to run his life -- a process that makes him fall hopelessly in love with her.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, romance, fall in love, couple relations, introspection, couples, father daughter relationship, friendship between men, love, man-woman relation, swimming, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and ...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: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, fall in love, opposites attract, couples, couple relations, romance, introspection, hopes, christian, religious, belief in god ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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91%
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Emma's Bliss (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Upon being informed that he is fatally ill with cancer, Max, who works at a used car store, steals money which his boss has gained through illegal means. When fleeing from the scene of the crime Max crashes his car. He is pulled unconscious from the ...
Style: touching, humorous, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: sex, farm, love and romance, opposites attract, captive, love of one's life, dealing with death, unfulfillment, stolen money, tragic love, cancer, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
A Bird of the Air (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man in search of his past, and a woman who lives in the moment, are brought together when they pursue the origins of a stray parrot in this comedic and romantic drama.
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, atmospheric, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: basset hound, bird, orphan, love and romance, self discovery, love affair, romance, hopes, couples, unlikely couple, waitress, library ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Over the Hill (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alma can't stand to have one more birthday without seeing her estranged daughter, Elizabeth, who lives in Sydney, Australia.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: girl power, magic, on the road, opposites attract, golden years, starting over, romance, supportive spouse, elderly, love and romance, misfit, elderly lovers ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Trap (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A fur trapper takes a mute girl as his unwilling wife to live with him in his remote cabin in the woods.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, cult film
Plot: wilderness, dating, nature, village, opposites attract, mute woman, couples, forces of nature, couple relations, isolation, mute or deaf, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Tbilisi, I Love You (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Georgia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Following "Paris, Je t'aime" "New York,I Love You" and "Rio, Eu Te Amo" “Tbilisi, I Love You” has become the next film in the “Cities of Love” franchise.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, captivating, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, couples, fall in love, couple relations, romance, culture clash, friendship, city life, sexual relations, sexual content, love and romance
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Straight From the Heart (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jordan Donavan, a photographer in New York, is so disappointed when after five years of going steady Edward Morgan offers her not marriage but just to move in with him, that she accepts the match-making arranged via a magazine by her female friend ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, opposites attract, romance, couples, love and romance, relationships, marriage proposal, male female relationship, love affair, tragic love, couple relations, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Reply with Photo (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Latvia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The shy scientist Lars decides to publish a small ad in order to find a girlfriend. From the 218 replies, he selects Brigita, an attractive Latvian woman and invites her to Stockholm. But what actually happens after Brigita's arrival is far ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: society, misfit, romance, love and romance, family relations, disorder, couple relations, siblings relations, culture clash, looking for love, fish out of water, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: latvia, sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The River Why (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man abandons his family for a solitary life of fly-fishing. His goal was to find his own way in the fishing world and thereby find himself and love.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: youth, wilderness, obsessive quest, solitude, self discovery, escapades, fall in love, philosophy, leaving home, river, nature, romance ...
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack and Jill's Manifesto of Rules to Live By Rule 1 Be honest Rule 2 Believe in fairy tales Rule 3 Accept time as our friend Rule 4 Make sure the nooky is good Rule 5 Promote beauty. Wage a sustained campaign against ugliness Rule 6 Abandon ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, fall in love, social differences, unlikely couple, romance, terminal illness, couples, attraction, love, love and romance, seductive, seduction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, fall in love, college life, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, university, coming of age, youth, breakup, romance, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Under the Greenwood Tree (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in a rustic English village in the mid 19th century, Under The Greenwood Tree tells the story of a poor young man who falls for a middle-class schoolteacher and attempts to win her over.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, captivating, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: village life, forbidden love, social differences, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfilled love, looking for love, society, romance, social relations, couples, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Meet Prince Charming (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jonathan 'Jack' Harris is a waiter, who hopes to start a newspaper called The Tribeca Times, after the part of Manhattan where he lives, and while struggling to find advertisers and stories decides to do one on Internet dating services, so ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, hidden identity, opposites attract, couples, romance, fall in love, disorder, neighbor, dating, sex scene, making love, online dating ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, romance, fall in love, haunted by the past, farm, happy ending, rape, flashback, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Sorry if I Want to Marry You (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Second part of the film "Sorry if I love you". Alex (Raoul Bova) and Niki (Michela Quattrociocche) are more in love than ever. They have just returned from the lighthouse on the island Blu where they have lived unforgettable days. Niki ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, lifestyle, wedding preparations and rituals, arranged marriage, social differences, couples, age difference, love, infidelity, communication problem, couple relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this sequel to the 1980 classic, two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become tanned teenagers in love.
Style: sexy, sexual, melancholic, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: island, coming of age, tropical island, teenager, love affair, adventure, teenage pregnancy, survival, castaway, children, romance, female nudity ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, victorian era
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Little England (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Τwo sisters from the island of Andros, dubbed Little England because of its affluence, are both in love with the same man. Set in the Greek Civil War period and ending in the 1950s, the movie is based on the homonymous novel by Ioanna Karystiani.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized
Plot: love and romance, island, lovers apart, love triangle, sister sister relationship, love, infidelity, marriage, love story, romance, couples, torment ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Swann (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rose Hindmarsh finds herself at the centre of a controversy when she meets author Sarah Maloney as she investigates the life of Mary Swann, an obscure poet who was brutally murdered in a small town in rural Ontario.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, womanizer, artists and showbiz, love and romance, crimes, couples, friends, social relations, murder, small town life, friendship, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Change of Place (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Hungary, USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kim Jameson is a university professor while Kate Jameson - also known as Dominique, Kim’s twin sister - is a troubled model working in Paris. Kate is a drunk, in desperate need of rehabilitation. Kim checks her twin sister into a rehab center, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: twins, family relations, fashion, college, rehabilitation, power relations, love affair, teachers and students, lovers reunited, fall in love, siblings relations, impossible love ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, impossible love, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, romance, couples, friendship, unfulfilled love, wartime life, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
August 32nd on Earth (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Young Simone gets hit by a near fatal car crash, and as she questions her mortality, she also decides to have a baby. Her candidate for a father is her best friend Phillipe who happens to be seeing someone. He agrees, as long as they conceive in ...
Style: art house, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: existential crisis, on the road, friendship, best friends, romance, obsessive quest, babies and infants, starting over, hopes, midlife crisis, self discovery, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Oysters at Nam Kee's (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young Dutch dropout, Berry, falls in love with slightly older nightclub dancer and ex-nude model Thera and gives up his social live with his dodgy comrades and fine family to make a three-stop 'world tour' together. Suddenly Thera ODs ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, entertaining, erotic
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: love and romance, drug abuse, fall in love, obsession, life is a bitch, romance, unfulfilled love, dangerous attraction, couples, brother brother relationship, love, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Last Goodbye (2004)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A confusing intermingling of individuals, drunk office worker, vampire slayer actress, rock band members, runaway teenage girl, father, whiskey drinking preacher etc., whose lives are somehow connected.
Style: gothic, realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous
Plot: couples, actor's life, on the run, romance, love and romance, teenage life, showbiz, redemption, homecoming, couple relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, fall in love, rich and poor, love and romance, youth, romance, society, parents and children, teenage life, religions or cults, islam
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Desire (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Scottish woman who attends school in Paris comes home for the summer and helps take in the straw, where she meets an attractive and simple man. They begin a torrid affair despite the differences in their lifestyles. He asks her to marry him but ...
Style: erotic, sexy, romantic, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: class differences, fisherman, passion, social differences, love affair, university professor, sex, tragic love, scotsman, frenchwoman, love at first sight, first love ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, scotland, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Perfect Stranger (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A television movie based on "A Perfect Stranger," Danielle Steel's novel about an attorney who falls in love with the young wife of a wealthy man who is dying.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, bittersweet, aging, romance, opposites attract, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Crazy from the Heart (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small-town, high-school principal still living at home with her mother shakes up her life in a way that even she never expected when she agrees to go out on a date with her school's Hispanic janitor.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, interracial relations, social differences, small town, self discovery, love affair, workplace romance, small town life, looking for love, fall in love, couples, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Lady Libertine (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Charlie, a young aristocrat in turn of the century England, meets a boy named Frank on the road to Portsmouth. What Charlie doesn't realize is that Frank is actually Frances, who's donned a disguise to escape working at a brothel. Charlie ...
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, erotic, serious
Plot: erotica, fetish, female nudity, sex, gender disguise, society, hidden identity, love and romance, unlikely couple, romance, couples, gender bending ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Raj is a rich, carefree, happy-go-lucky second generation NRI. Simran is the daughter of Chaudhary Baldev Singh, who in spite of being an NRI is very strict about adherence to Indian values. Simran has left for India to be married to her childhood ...
Style: romantic, touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, love and romance, patriarchy, fall in love, train, love, arranged marriage, forbidden love, love story, opposites attract, family relations, tradition ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s
Place: india, switzerland, britain, punjab, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%