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Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
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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 her theses on his work, her interest forces hims to address the issues that have been he has avoided all these years, and stirs in him feelings he has long forgotten, much to his daughter's consternation
Style: touching, realistic, intellectual, talky, melancholic, emotional, sincere, serious, sexy, depressing ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, aging, writer's life, friendship, writers, starting over, character study, love and romance, couples, graduation, masseuse, human nature, artists and showbiz, hopes, literature, student, professor, bittersweet, old man, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, retirement, catastrophe, gay, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, melancholic and emotional films with plots about love and romance, couples, storytelling, mentor, relationships, catastrophe and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Starting Out in the Evening: The Last Good Time (1994), Personal Velocity (2002), Late August, Early September (1998), Heights (2005), Moonlight Mile (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: older man younger woman sex, older man younger woman relationship, age difference, starting over, aging, love and romance, supportive spouse, elderly, musician's life, hopes, golden years, elderly lovers ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: talky, stylized, intense, touching, serious ...
Plot: starting over, abusive husband, adolescence, family relations, hitchhiker, human nature, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, domestic violence, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, haiti, harvard university ...
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75%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: melancholic, talky, emotional, ironic, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, midlife crisis, unlikely friendships, complex characters, couple relations, human nature, love and romance, romance, couples, depression, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Heights (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, sexy, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, infidelity, adultery, existentialism, secrets, character study, lifestyle, city life, introspection, artists and showbiz, actor's life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, eastern europe, czech republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, clever, visually appealing ...
Plot: murder, guilt, friendship, family relations, starting over, fall in love, haunted by the past, romance, death in the family, family problems, mother in law son in law relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Bounce (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.
Style: sentimental, emotional, melancholic, romantic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: widow, destiny, romance, redemption, family, betrayal, haunted by the past, love and romance, starting over, hopes, advertising, aviation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, palm springs california, new york, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Waterdance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An oft overlooked film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as ...
Style: realistic, touching, thought provoking, emotional, talky ...
Plot: disability, friendship, paraplegic, rehabilitation, life philosophy, love and romance, paralysis, society, hopes, human nature, human spirit, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
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63%
Sleepwalk with Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.
Style: funny, humorous, talky, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: sleepwalking, love and romance, lifestyle, couples, loser, adulthood, adolescence vs adulthood, marriage, mental illness, road trip, relationships, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, north carolina, ohio ...
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62%
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Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: sexy, realistic, touching, stylized, poignant ...
Audience: teens
Plot: self discovery, friendship, coming of age, bittersweet, stripper, nudity (full frontal - brief), shoplifting, adolescence, unlikely friendships, character study, destiny, depression ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tokyo, new jersey, tennessee, usa
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61%
Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples.
Style: sexy, emotional, romantic, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adultery, friendship, romance, loneliness, multiple storylines, love story, character study, complex characters, lifestyle, looking for love, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, seattle, harlem, manhattan new york city ...
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61%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, sentimental, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Plot: loneliness, road trip, romance, self discovery, waitress, character study, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, melancholy, love, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, tennessee, memphis, new york ...
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59%
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Iris (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Style: melancholic, touching, emotional, sentimental, compassionate ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, aging, writer's life, writers, love, life & death, character study, terminal illness, loneliness, understanding, senior citizen, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Julie Johnson (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A New Jersey housewife is dissatisfied with her everyday life because she is smarter than she or anyone else knows. While taking a computer class, Julie discovers her abilities and finds the courage to make dramatic life changes. This is a story of ...
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, self discovery, friendship, follow your dream, lifestyle, forbidden love, love and romance, couples, human nature, feminism, parents and children, road not taken ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, emotional, intense, sincere, erotic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, love triangle, aids, first gay sexual experience, gay relationship, loneliness, self discovery, eccentricity, multiple storylines, romance, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: san francisco, ohio, new york, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: travel, dog, depression, dysfunctional marriage, loss of son, dysfunctional family, eccentricity, loneliness, death of son, grief, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, paris france, maryland, california, baltimore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Guinevere (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.
Style: disturbing, erotic, touching, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, photographer, art, secrets, love and romance, social differences, society, parents and children, dysfunctional family, bohemian, age difference, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, ireland, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: sad, sexy, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, aids, lgbt, politics, friendship, courage, homosexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief), virus, lgbtq, gay slur, terminal illness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, light, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, romance, christmas, extramarital affair, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, love story, women ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, light, intense, touching ...
Plot: male female relationship, infidelity, love triangle, one night stand, friendship, lovers reunited, adultery, adaptation, justice, love affair, couple relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, new york, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Whole Wide World (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on her acclaimed autobiographical book, THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD tells the story of Novalyne Price, an attractive feisty West Texas schoolteacher and her bittersweet, romantic and turbulent relationship with Robert E. Howard, the great pulp ...
Style: sexy, emotional, touching, sentimental, tear jerker ...
Plot: writers, friendship, bittersweet, romance, loneliness, love, hospital, summer, mental disorder, empire, first love, great dialogue ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, ireland, louisiana, usa, new mexico
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57%
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XX/XY (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of ...
Style: melancholic, intense, psychological, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: threesome, sex, infidelity, friendship, betrayal, love triangle, complex characters, loneliness, college, couple relations, haunted by the past, buddies ...
Time: year 1993, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: new york, london, europe, usa, england
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56%
A Price Above Rubies (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life.
Style: touching, emotional, light, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: women, stereotypes, loneliness, love and romance, self discovery, jewish, love affair, orthodox jew, introspection, jewelry, infidelity, job ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, israel, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Way We Were (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: politics, love, naval officer, mccarthyism, romance, love and romance, couples, adultery, friendship, love story, opposites attract, interracial romance ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1944, year 1933 ...
Place: new york, usa, california, malibu california, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, romance, transformation, love story, education, unemployment, love and romance, teachers and students, couple relations, couples, family problems, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved. Six New Yorkers juggle love, friendship, ...
Style: touching, melancholic, emotional, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, coming of age, friendship, relationships, existentialism, loneliness, lifestyle, multiple storylines, couples, writers, writer's life, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love, tragedy, romance, college, young love, love story, tragic love, young lovers, death, ice hockey, terminal illness, graduation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, new york, boston, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: psychological, meditative, surreal, sincere, touching ...
Plot: obsession, couples, adultery, suicide attempt, loneliness, philosophy, family relations, love affair, romance, life turned upside down, hopes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1951
Place: new york, paris france, usa, connecticut, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: emotional, stylized, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, cheating wife, friendship, extramarital affair, betrayal, cheating, cheating on husband, forbidden love, character study, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Shopgirl (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, reflective, depressing ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, love triangle, depression, age difference, salesman, older man younger woman relationship, love story, love, honest, fall in love, dull life, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, seattle, new york ...
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55%
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Stella (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Barmaid Stella Claire and blueblood Stephen Dallas have very little in common -- except they've fallen in love. When their relationship fails, Stella decides to raise the child they had, Jenny, alone. But Jenny and Stella are far from the ...
Style: serious, emotional, sexy, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: single parent, working class, pregnancy, society, breakup, love and romance, youth, starting over, family problems, parents and children, moral dilemma, family life ...
Time: 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%