Movies like Love & Savagery

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Love & Savagery (2009)
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Love & Savagery (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1969, a visiting geologist from Newfoundland, Canada causes scandal in a small Irish village when he romances a local girl who's destined for the convent. Love and Savagery is a story of passion, fate, and the consequences of the two. In 1969, Canadian geologist and poet, Michael McCarthy (Allan Hawco), travels to Ballyvaughan, Ireland to examine the "Burren" a geological wonder. There he meets Cathleen (Sarah Greene), a beautiful woman who captures his heart, but because of the path she chose when she was young she cannot allow him to capture hers..
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, sexy, touching, serious, sexual
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, forbidden love, nun, geologist, religion, romance, couples, island, destiny, isolation, culture clash, rock, orphan, countryside, love and romance, society, artists and showbiz, hopes, sex, dancing, musician, pregnancy, female nudity, death, map ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: ireland, canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, society, family relations, fall in love and forbidden love mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Love & Savagery: Circle of Friends (1995), Rain (2008), War Bride (2001), Within the Convent (1978), Falling for a Dancer (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, sexy, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, small town, college, friendship, romance, betrayal, college life, adaptation, love affair, student, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
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Rain (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Buenos Aires. It rains. Alma is in her car, stuck in Buenos Aires' traffic. She has recently broken-up with her boyfriend, and she has been living in her little car since then. Suddenly, Roberto gets into the car. He's wet and hurt, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, hotel, forbidden love, romance, hopes, love and romance, family relations, couples, friendship, destiny, missing person, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
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War Bride (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Anna Friel stars in classy wartime drama The War Bride. She plays Lily, an orphan who suddenly finds herself married, with child and living with hostile in-laws in the wilds of Canada.
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, culture clash, love and romance, against the odds, wartime life, couples, family relations, family problems, romance, society, homecoming, fall in love ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Within the Convent (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A zealous, handsome priest, who is the confessor for a convent full of women, encourages the equally zealous abbess of the institution to enforce strict rules on these unfortunate women. At the same time, a particularly disturbed nun manages to ...
Style: erotic, romantic, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: convent, abbess, erotica, nun, strong sexual content, sex scene, lesbian sex, sexploitation, male nudity, corruption, lust, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Falling for a Dancer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Romantic drama set in rural Ireland of the 1930s. The story begins when 19-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor and falls pregnant. Community pressure forces her to marry a dull middle-aged man, but maybe there is hope on the horizon.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: empire, family relations, countryside, pregnancy, couples, society, love and romance, artists and showbiz, romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, love affair ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, ...
Style: sexy, realistic, touching, sentimental, breathtaking ...
Plot: love, romance, coming of age, small town, bittersweet, irish, runaway, multiple storylines, unlikely friendships, adaptation, mentor, marriage ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, illinois, california, chicago illinois, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: World War I seems far away from Ireland's Dingle peninsula when Rosy Ryan Shaughnessy goes horseback riding on the beach with the young English officer. There was a magnetic attraction between them the day he was the only customer in her ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating ...
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Time: 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, california, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sabah: A Love Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, love affair, social differences, romance, opposites attract, society, family problems, couples, fall in love, family relations, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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This Is the Sea (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is set in Northern Ireland shortly after 1994 cease-fire. Hazel is a Protestant and Malachy a Catholic. Romance between them is threatened by Rohan (leader in militant underground and pal of Malachy's brother Padhar), who wants Malachy ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
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Time: 50s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, touching, stylized, emotional, realistic
Plot: love and romance, island, love triangle, lovers apart, sister sister relationship, love, infidelity, marriage, cheating wife, love story, forbidden love, torment ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
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The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, forbidden love, love triangle, social differences, youth, fall in love, society, love affair, young lovers, family relations, diary, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 2K
The Light (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Camille arrives in Ouessant, the island of her birth off the Brittany coast, to sell the family home. She spends a last night in the house during which she discovers a secret. In 1963 a man came to work with her father, who was the Jument lighthouse ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A young female character, Nikki Douka, from Samothraki, is sailing to the U.S. to fulfill a marriage contract and save her family honor. Her skills as a seamstress keep her busily sewing throughout the voyage to alter wedding dresses for the ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, emotional, touching, sexy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 109 min.
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Style: sexy, visually appealing, cerebral, reflective, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
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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
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, new york, boston, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: talky, realistic, serious, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: one night stand, couples, romance, lifestyle, love affair, female nudity, commitment, love, love and romance, singleness, couple relations, city life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii in 1918 to marry Matsuji, a man she has never met. Hoping to escape a troubled past and start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age. The ...
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, serious, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: year 1918, 1920s, 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young Jew in 1911 Wales tries to make his living by selling fabrics door to door, but to do so he must hide his nationality. On one of his sales he meets and falls in love with a demure young woman with a strong-willed father and a Jew-hating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Style: romantic, touching, emotional, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
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34%
Thrill of the Hills (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, sentimental, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 129 min.
Story: Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father's valet to seduce her.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, emotional, psychological
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Moondance (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: sexy, realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%