Movies like Big Sur

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Big Sur (2013)
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Big Sur (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Big Sur is a film adaptation of the Jack Kerouac autobiographical novel of the same name.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: writer's life, introspection, mentally unstable, lifestyle, solitude, addiction, solitary, social relations, friendship, friendship between men, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, small town, beach, poet, kiss, friend, typewriter, cabin
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sincere films with plots about couples, friendship, love and romance, friends, life is a bitch, lifestyle and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like Big Sur: Black Limousine (2010), The Hours (2002), Picnic (2000), Holding Trevor (2007), John and Mary (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Black Limousine (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A ghost story set in the city of dreams (IMDb.com).
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: hollywood, artists and showbiz, introspection, down on your luck, downfall, addiction, psychological drama, depression, surrealism, accidental death, love interest, existentialism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France, Canada, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Plot: depression, suicide, aids, housewife, suicidal, drowning, writer's life, mental illness, terminal illness, writers, bipolar disorder, human nature ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1920s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: los angeles, new york, england, london, europe ...
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, tense
Plot: love triangle, social differences, love affair, lifestyle, couples, social relations, friendship, fall in love, romance, society, rivalry, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Holding Trevor (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Everybody's looking for something... Moving forward doesn't always mean leaving something behind.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, cult film
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, addiction, overdose, hiv, gay romance, opposites attract, lifestyle, introspection, destructive relationship, looking for love, drug abuse, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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John and Mary (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: John and Mary meet in a singles bar, sleep together, and spend the next day getting to know each other.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: couples, love affair, lifestyle, romance, one night stand, love and romance, city life, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, sexual relations, singleness, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Burning Patience (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany, Portugal
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on Skármeta's book, this is the story of a poor postman in Isla Negra who befriends Pablo Neruda and asks his help writing poems to the woman of his dreams.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: politics, small town, love affair, looking for love, fall in love, friendship, friends, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, writer's life, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: chile, latin america
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31%
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Circuit (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: John is an ex-cop who leaves small-town life and provincial attitudes behind for a new existence in West Hollywood. As he seeks an open, accepting gay life, John is introduced to the fast-paced Circuit Party scene, featuring beautiful people and a ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, coming out, gay relationship, fish out of water, love and romance, lifestyle, couples, city life, haunted by the past, sexual relations, nightlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, los angeles, california, usa, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Tanner Hall (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tanner Hall is a vivid peek into the private world of an all-girls boarding school. In a cozy, but run down New England, the knot of adolescent complexity is unraveled through the coming of age stories of four teen-age girls.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, youth, lifestyle, teenage life, friends, social relations, power relations, innocence lost, teachers and students, friendship, teenage girl, envy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 556
Arizona Sky (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jake and Kyle are two boys who grew up together in rural Arizona. They are best friends, and they begin to take their relationship to the next level when Jake's father moves him and his family away to California. Jake and Kyle can never forget ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: desert, small town, reunion, friendship, homecoming, romance, friends, lifestyle, life is a bitch, gender, gay, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 458
Lovin' Molly (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys; straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who consistently refuses to marry either of them.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, widow, friendship, farm, couple relations, couples, friends, small town life, small town, fall in love, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 1920s, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.0
 178
In My Pocket (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A harrowing journey down the dark spiral of drug addiction. As Stephen Jameson's carefully constructed life slowly falls apart, his belief system is shattered when he discovers that he's no longer the functioning addict that he once was.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: addiction, romance, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addict, pills, couples, introspection, society, junkie, drug rehabilitation, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: couples, estrangement, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, family problems, human nature, haunted by the past, introspection, family life, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Night Catches Us (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After growing up during the tumultuous 1960s, ex-Black Panther Marcus returns to his home in Philadelphia in 1976 and reconnects with Pat, the widow of a Panther leader. Marcus befriends Pat's young daughter and attempts to conquer his demons. ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: political unrest, social differences, homecoming, haunted by the past, injustice, social relations, teenage life, working class, corrupt law enforcer, romance, society, black panther party ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Caroline and Jackie (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman turns her sister's belated birthday celebration into an intervention, but as events unfold, it becomes unclear which sibling needs the most help.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, psychological
Plot: introspection, addiction, haunted by the past, friendship, drug abuse, life is a bitch, friends, eating disorder, siblings relations, surprise birthday party, sister sister conflict, anorexia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Shooting Livien (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dark psychological drama, Shooting Livien explores the inner psyche of John Livien, a disillusioned New York musician who deals with a childhood trauma by claiming an alter ego. His band on the brink of success, fantasy becomes dangerously blurred ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, bleak, psychological
Plot: musician's life, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, music, lifestyle, ambition, nightlife, showbiz, alcohol abuse, identity crisis, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Blind (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: 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: touching, captivating, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: love and romance, love affair, disability, couples, writer's life, infidelity, dishonesty, blind man, blindness, novelist, moral dilemma, new love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Opium: Diary of a Madwoman (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hungary, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A drug-addicted doctor who works in an asylum discovers that one of his patients is a gifted writer.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: mental institution, obsession, addiction, love affair, couples, mind game, doctors and patients, dangerous attraction, mental illness, drug abuse, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1910s
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 1K
Beat (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, writer's life, lifestyle, addiction, drug abuse, celebrity culture, adultery, murder, alcohol abuse, rebel, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 1950s
Place: new york, mexico, usa, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Boost (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lenny Brown moves to California to find his fortune in tax shelter investments. When the federal government changes the tax laws, poor Lenny finds himself $700,000 in hock with nowhere to turn. His friend, Joel, introduces him to cocaine to give ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, congress, couples, crimes, life is a bitch, downfall, drug dealing, couple relations, drug addiction, drugs, ambulance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.1
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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: gloomy, touching, offbeat, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: small town, social relations, friends, couples, couple relations, small town life, countryside, murder, friendship, womanizer, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Graffiti Artist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Adrift in the lush, nocturnal urban landscape of THE GRAFFITI ARTIST, Nick (Ruben Bansie-Snellman) is a post-modern urban hero asserting his anarchistic agenda on the endless maze of virgin exterior walls that comprise downtown Seattle and Portland. ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: street kid, youth, teenage life, social differences, rebellion, juvenile delinquency, lifestyle, rebelliousness, friendship, drug abuse, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, oregon, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Maze (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Artist Lyle Maze is reconciled to a life without romance thanks to his dual afflictions: Tourette's Syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But his life takes an unexpected turn when his friend Mike departs on a humanitarian mission, ...
Style: touching, humorous, psychological, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, friends, family relations, self discovery, friendship, love triangle, fall in love, moral dilemma, love affair, introspection, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The World Made Straight (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, social relations, life is a bitch, crimes, civil war, friendship, family relations, danger, coming of age, youth, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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An American Reunion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The reality of life slams into the proverbial wall when a group of necessitous best friends and ex-lovers are reunited at a milestone reunion, igniting an already passionate and combustible past.
Style: captivating, humorous, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, homecoming, best friends, romance, old love, friends, couples, introspection, midlife crisis, reunion, couple relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 105
1 Message (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Tells the story of Becca, a beautiful 28 year-old woman whose perfect life is brought to an abrupt halt after she accidentally discovers a lump in her breast.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, twists and turns
Plot: hopes, unfulfillment, self discovery, introspection, terminal illness, strong female presence, dealing with death, life is a bitch, cancer, female protagonist, breast cancer, e mail
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Bloodworth (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: E.F. Bloodworth has returned to his home - a forgotten corner of Tennessee - after forty years of roaming. The wife he walked out on has withered and faded, his three sons are grown and angry. Warren is a womanizing alcoholic, Boyd is driven by ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: family problems, haunted by the past, family relations, country music, estrangement, small town, fall in love, spouse leaving, love and romance, redemption, mentally unstable, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 876
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: realistic, sentimental, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, hopes, haunted by the past, small town, redemption, death of wife, father daughter relationship, society, elderly, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Mercy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young novelist tries to write about love, but realizes he will first need some real-life experience before taking on the subject.
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: asthma, asthma attack, romance, love affair, self discovery, fall in love, lifestyle, couples, unfulfillment, womanizer, novelist, society ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Disappearing Acts (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, talky
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, looking for love, love affair, couple relations, lovers reunited, romance, opposites attract, family problems, lifestyle, musician's life, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Last Tycoon (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, producer, introspection, ambition, obsession, film industry, fall in love, great depression, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%