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, sexual, touching, sexy, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, forbidden love, nun, geologist, romance, couples, destiny, isolation, island, culture clash, rock, orphan, countryside, religion, love and romance, hopes, artists and showbiz, society, sex, dancing, musician, pregnancy, death, female nudity, hospital ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: ireland, canada

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Most similar movies to Love & Savagery

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, society, forbidden love, family relations and fall in love mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Love & Savagery: Circle of Friends (1995), War Bride (2001), Rain (2008), 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: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, small town, romance, coming of age, pregnancy, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
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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: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, culture clash, against the odds, wartime life, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, society, romance, family relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada, london
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81%
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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, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: hotel, forbidden love, couples, family relations, hopes, romance, love and romance, missing person, pregnancy, friendship, destiny, traffic jam ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: sexy, serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: convent, strong sexual content, scandal, nun, abbess, church, family relations, religions or cults, prison, siblings relations, looking for sex, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: gloomy, touching, sentimental, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, countryside, family relations, romance, tragic love, unfulfilled love, love affair, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, society, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 195 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: sentimental, emotional, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: village, political unrest, soldier, love triangle, romance, forbidden love, fall in love, couples, infidelity, treason, officer, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: bittersweet, small town, romance, coming of age, family problems, couples, social relations, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, chicago illinois, illinois, usa, europe ...
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56%
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, social differences, love affair, couples, family problems, society, opposites attract, romance, fall in love, family relations, greek ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: bleak, gloomy, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political unrest, siblings relations, tragic love, militant, family problems, religions or cults, snitch, family relations, graphic violence, profanity, true love, folk ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Playboys (1992)
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: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: love, sin, circus, fall in love, small town, small town life, romance, society, pregnancy, social relations, human nature, jealousy ...
Time: 50s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: At the house of a famous Chinese botanist teacher his daughter and a female intern fall in love with each other - a forbidden love that must be kept secret.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, forbidden love, friendship, orphan, intern, lesbian love, fall in love, couples, family relations, romance, parents and children, lesbian sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ 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, emotional, realistic, stylized
Plot: love and romance, island, love triangle, lovers apart, sister sister relationship, love, infidelity, marriage, cheating wife, forbidden love, world war two, beach ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, non-linear
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, love triangle, society, romance, love affair, family relations, fall in love, young lovers, youth, diary, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: island, lighthouse, fall in love, love triangle, love affair, dishonesty, romance, love of one's life, family secret, village, storm, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, brittany, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Brides (2004)
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: emotional, realistic, serious, sexy, sexual
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ship, greek, fall in love, couples, cruise, immigrants, love and romance, romance, society, wedding, class differences, forbidden love ...
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Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, South Africa, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, fall in love, sikh, romance, love and romance, soldier, society, couples, political unrest, social relations, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
37%
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Moondance (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The close relationship between two fun-loving brothers comes under threat when a beautiful, sensitive girl arrives on the scene. As the younger brother comes of age, the inevitable jealousy, confusion, rivalry and lust place their brotherly love in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sexual, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, love triangle, friendship, family relations, friends, couples, young lovers, love and romance, coming of age, youth, romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, germany, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, social differences, unfulfilled love, fall in love, revolution, romance, love and romance, youth, society, young lovers, village ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, romance, young lovers, love, college, class differences, young love, terminal illness, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, boston, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Girl with Green Eyes (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Catholic-Irish farm girl Kate, along with her gregarious best friend Baba, moves to Dublin to pursue a more exciting life.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: friendship, family relations, youth, coming of age, dublin ireland, friends, environmentalism, couples, countryside, couple relations, suburbs, love triangle ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bollywood film about the famous courtesan of the title. Aishwarya Rai stars in the lead role. The film is directed by J.P. Dutta and also stars Shabana Azmi, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Divya Dutta, Himani Shivpuri and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: courtesan, life is a bitch, social differences, forbidden love, impossible love, destiny, society, prostitute, romance, curses spells and rituals, bollywood, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Thrill of the Hills (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In order to to see his idol, Jimi Hendrix, a twelve year old boy attempts a journey from his Quebec village to Woodstock.
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: death of father, family problems, youth, family relations, death in the family, best friends, child protagonist, teenage boy, coming of age, dream, romance, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: woodstock, canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Picture Bride (1994)
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, serious, melancholic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, arranged marriage, self discovery, immigrants, fish out of water, social differences, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, loveless marriage, existentialism, island, friendship ...
Time: year 1918, 19th century, 1920s
Place: hawaii, japan, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Run of the Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Irish lad (Matt Keeslar) who fled from his oppressive, widowed father (Albert Finney) falls for a girl (Victoria Smurfit) from an affluent family.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, coming of age, ira, family relations, politics, police officer, countryside, strained relationship, father son relationship, romance, single parent, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
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Miss Julie (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Norway, UK, France, Ireland
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, tense, emotional, realistic, psychological
Plot: seduction, forbidden love, love triangle, valet, destructive relationship, love, society, love and romance, couples, power relations, father daughter relationship, countryside ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, suspenseful, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: countryside, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, haunted by the past, romance, farm, couples, pimp, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, friendship, teenage love, romance, youth, political unrest, love and romance, friends, revolution, true love, coming of age, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Secret Scripture (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The hidden memoir of an elderly woman confined to a mental hospital reveals the history of her passionate yet tortured life, and of the religious and political upheavals in Ireland during the 1920s and 30s.
Style: touching, realistic, compassionate, psychological, emotional
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: diary, tragic love, destiny, life is a bitch, female protagonist, mental institution, injustice, mental illness, false accusation, irish, psychotherapist, obsession ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
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Madame Bovary (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor. Although he dotes on her, she is soon bored and discontent. First, she gives her imagination to a law student in town, ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: forbidden love, dishonesty, adulteress, extramarital affair, downfall, love affair, destructive relationship, society, infidelity, social relations, tragic hero, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%