Movies like The Sessions 2017

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The Sessions (2017)
The Sessions (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Sammy Buford has a difficult time connecting with people on an emotional level. After several unsettling discoveries and events, he begins to feel what he has never felt before... what it truly means to be alive.
Plot: love, first love, friendship, seduction, happiness, happy ending, fear, optimism, nervous breakdown, law firm, nurse, abuse, therapist, hostility, flirting, brother brother relationship, confession, falling in love, best friend, embarrassment, unemployed, letter read aloud, sexy nurse, therapy session, heartache

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and romantic films with plots about love, friendship, couples, love and romance, romance, loneliness and falling in love mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Sessions: 6 Years (2015), Falling in Love Again (1980), Barbarian Light (2019), First Girl I Loved (2016), The Choice (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 10K
6 Years (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A young couple bound by a seemingly ideal love, begins to unravel as unexpected opportunities spin them down a volatile and violent path and threaten the future they had always imagined.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: couple relations, couples, relationship problems, unfulfillment, first love, friendship, twentysomething life, violence, young adult, singing in a car, abuse, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, austin texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Falling in Love Again (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harry and Sue Lewis met in the 40s as teenagers living in the Bronx. He was an aspiring architect, she was the most beautiful girl in school, and both had a fondness for bran muffins. They fell in love, got married, moved to Los Angeles, and had two ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: reunion, love, high school reunion, midlife crisis, romance, couples, couple relations, infidelity, lifestyle, self discovery, memory, falling in love ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
How Not to Disappear Completely (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 74 min.
Story: 'How Not To Disappear Completely' follows a week in the life of a young photographer Tom as he returns to London after spending two years traveling in India. Tom is at a crossroads in his life. A stranger in the cold hard city, he ...
Plot: friend, father son relationship, fear, friendship, secret, father daughter relationship, depression, coming of age, basketball, half brother half sister relationship, best friend, search ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Barbarian Light (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: THE WAKE OF LIGHT is a romantic drama about a young woman grappling between a deep-felt responsibility in caring for her ailing father and her newfound love for a young man passing through her small town on the way to see the one place his father ...
Plot: nature, love, fear, faith
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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First Girl I Loved (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her L.A. public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend, Clifton—who has always harbored a secret crush on her—he does his best to get in the way.
Plot: high school, girl, softball, best friend, female homosexuality, teenage sexuality, yearbook, confusion, sexual awakening, overalls, friendship between teens, teenager ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.6
 31K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, romantic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, destiny, true love, moral dilemma, friendship, life & death, happy ending, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989, year 1946
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.6
 2K
You and I (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two teenage girls, Janie who is American and Lana who is Russian, fall in love after meeting at a t.A.T.u concert and are swept into a dangerous world of obsession, drug abuse and murder.
Style: sexy, realistic, sexual, serious
Plot: friendship, photographer, underwear, manager, jail, abuse, concert, nightclub, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, realistic, depressing, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, mentally unstable, family drama, social misfits, romance, love, mental illness, supportive parent, fall in love, troubled, running, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Love & Distrust (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This collection of five short films artfully portrays desire's ability to both empower and destroy those who encounter it. In "The Summer House," sultry teen Jane (Talulah Riley) is courted by a former beau, Richard (Robert ...
Plot: anthology, vignette, mistrust, seduction, obsession, love, trust
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.8
 89
Blue Rodeo (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Maggie Yearwood moves to a new town to be near her son, Peter, who has gone deaf as the result of an accident and is now attending a special school. She moves into a small house next door to Owen Whister and soon falls in love with the cowboy, who ...
Plot: deaf, father figure, dancing, boy, dog, horse, christmas, friendship, kiss, fight, ritual, party ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Innocent Lust (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ho Fan started his career as a Shaw Brothers actor, best known for his role as the monk Tang Seng in the classic Monkey Goes West film series. As a director, however, his forte was erotica. Like Li Han Hsiang, Ho Fan was a pioneer of the aesthetic ...
Plot: love triangle, seduction, voyeur, female nudity, love, brotherhood, first love, cougar, coming of age, college life
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
A Patch of Blue (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life.
Style: touching, talky, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, racism, prostitute, blindness, disability, innocence lost, tenement, park, interracial relations, romance, opposites attract, isolation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Candy Regentag (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Flesh and fantasy fill the nights of the call girls at Bambi’s, a flashy back street brothel. Join Bambi, Candy and the girls for an evening or two and find out what happens in the violent world of sex for sale. Candy is new to the business. She ...
Plot: red light district, female full frontal nudity, woman on top, bare breasts, violence, undressing, female nudity, prostitute, love, australian, female protagonist, seduction ...
Place: sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 15K
Feast of Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. It is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love, infidelity, drug use, wedding, marriage proposal, romance, couple relations, love and romance, looking for love, love affair, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control when her secret letters to every boy she's ever fallen for are mysteriously mailed out.
Style: sweet, light, romantic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, first love, happy ending, love and romance, couples, youth, teenage girl, high school student, teen romance, sister sister relationship, teenage boy, love letter ...
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, tomboy, school, opposites attract, love triangle, best friend, friendship, high school dance, romance, unfulfilled love, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
One Hundred Days After Childhood (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of Russian teenagers spend their summer at a summer camp. Mitia falls in love and gets so occupied with his own problems that he forgets about everything else.
Plot: summer, camp, mona lisa, summer camp, boy girl relationship, first love, youth, teen romance, love, coming of age, falling in love, teenager ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 124
Dearest Jane (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young girl learn to accept love and change, after being sent to live with her uncle in Indiana.
Plot: romance, acceptance, gay, death, love, religion, change, father daughter relationship, friendship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Everything, Everything (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager who's lived a sheltered life because she's allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.
Style: romantic, sincere, captivating, sentimental
Plot: teenage love, teen romance, teenage girl, love, neighbor, interracial love, illness, teenage boy, isolation, first kiss, disease, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.4
 48
Too Saved (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Lisa is a young, Christian woman. Bobby, her boyfriend, however, is a street hoodlum. Lisa prays constantly that Bobby will accept God in his life. She soon gets what she wants, but discovers that Bobby's conversion means that she has to get ...
Plot: addiction, church, love, couples
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Longest Ride (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man as he reflects back on a lost love while he's trapped in an automobile crash.
Style: romantic, sentimental, emotional, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, love affair, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, bull riding, romance, cowboy, love story, competition, art student, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1940s, year 1941
Place: north carolina, hawaii, new jersey, vienna, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Weather in the Streets (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Passion comes calling when a man suffering through an unhappy marriage in 1920s England runs into first love.
Plot: pain, abortion, unhappy marriage, male female relationship, love, first love, infidelity, extramarital affair, adultery, fear, marriage, pregnancy ...
Time: post world war one, 1920s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Hateship Loveship (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her nanny and her father, who is a recovering addict.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, happy ending, dysfunctional family, family relations, dysfunctional character, nanny, life is a bitch, coping, teenager, ambition, love and romance, delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans, iowa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 5K
Boy Culture (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client.
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, touching, realistic
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, gay sex, confession, gay teenager, lgbt, intergenerational friendship, homosexual, coming out, prostitute, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 890
AWOL (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young woman in the Army must make tough decisions when her love for an older woman causes her to question just where she is going. Adapted from Deb Shoval's 2011 short film of the same name.
Plot: lesbian love, lgbt, first love, lesbian relationship, extramarital affair, older woman younger woman relationship, u.s. canadian border, falling in love, child, working class, interrupted sex, lesbian couple ...
Place: pennsylvania, afghanistan, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 11K
December Boys (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: For many years, four teenage orphans at an Australian outback convent have watched their younger comrades find new parents, and realize that they may never be adopted. The Reverend Mother sends the four boys away on a seaside vacation, where they ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, adoption, best friends, orphan, orphanage, rivalry, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, youth, beach, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 2000s ...
Place: australia, south australia, england, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Husband, a Wife and a Lover (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When her cheating husband has a debilitating stroke, a woman invites her lover to move in with them.
Plot: polyamory, injury, boarder, disease, soul mate, male female relationship, romantic triangle, love, self sacrifice, husband wife relationship, friendship, marriage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
We Are the Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A doctor and a photo-journalist try to help famine victims in Africa.
Plot: video camera, news report, nun, refugee, american abroad, falling in love, doctor, rebel, african, reporter, love, journalist ...
Place: africa, ethiopia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.8
 96
Trilogy (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Trilogy is an anthology film of three adaptations of Truman Capote short stories: Miriam, Among the Paths to Eden and A Christmas Memory. It was listed to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, but the festival was cancelled due to the events of ...
Plot: retirement, loneliness, boy, fear, mental illness, christmas, nanny, anthology, cemetery, central park manhattan new york city, aunt nephew relationship, love ...
Place: manhattan new york city, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Buttercup Chain (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Born to twin sisters on the same day in London, France and Margaret are more like brother and sister than cousins. The close relationship between the cousins is suspended when Margaret is sent abroad for schooling. Now a young woman, Margaret ...
Plot: summer, travel, love, incest, cousin cousin relationship, nubile woman, friendship
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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