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October Road (2007)
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October Road (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: When Nick Garrett was 18, he packed up his truck and said goodbye for a summer road trip that turned into 10 years of being away. He has since become a literary celebrity in New York, living off the fame and fortune of his best-selling novel and movie, based on his hometown friends. To the literary world, Nick defined a generation, but to his hometown, he betrayed them by sharing secrets. Now, without inspiration for a new book, Nick returns to his hometown to find that feelings toward him have changed.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, old friend, hometown, love and romance, mystery, homecoming, success, writer's life, family relations, parenthood, teacher, friendship between men, writer's block, writers, student, hopes, artists and showbiz, ex husband, small town life, widow widower, creative block, alienation, ex spouse, social relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and serious films and TV series with plots about love and romance, family relations, social relations, small town, small town life, couples and romance mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like October Road: Providence (1999), Hart of Dixie (2011), Men in Trees (2006), When Calls The Heart (2014), Cedar Cove (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Providence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, small town, love and romance, family problems, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, living with parents, looking for love, homecoming, small town life, hometown ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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100%
 7.7
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Hart of Dixie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New Yorker Zoe Hart has it all figured out - after graduating top of her class from medical school, she'll follow in her father's footsteps and become a cardio-thoracic surgeon. But when her dreams fall apart, Zoe decides to work at a ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, small town life, lifestyle change, young woman, female doctor, social relations, lifestyle, doctor, newcomer, doctors and patients, fish out of water, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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88%
 7.2
 5K
Men in Trees (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Men in Trees is an American romantic television comedy-drama series which premiered on September 12, 2006 on ABC and starred Anne Heche who played relationship coach Marin Frist. The series was set in the fictional town of Elmo, Alaska and concerned ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, fish out of water, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, social relations, hopes, writer's life, lifestyle, infidelity, dating, americana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When Calls The Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Elizabeth Thatcher, a young school teacher from a wealthy Eastern family, migrates from the big city to teach school in a small coal mining town in the west.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, entertaining ...
Plot: teacher, upscale, small town, lifestyle change, character change, christianity, social relations, instructor, female protagonist, power relations, diary, belief ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 2K
Cedar Cove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Judge Olivia Lockhart is considered the community's guiding light in the picturesque, coastal town of Cedar Cove, Washington. But like everyone else, Olivia fights the uphill battle of balancing career with family and finding love, all the ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: small town, relationship vs career, family relations, love and romance, looking for love, parents and children, legal, rivalry, couple relations, wooing, courtroom, loss of son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
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Ed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After his wife leaves him and he's fired from his job at a high-profile New York city law firm, Ed Stevens moves back to his small hometown of Stuckeyville where he buys the local bowling alley and attempts to win the heart of his high school ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: bowling, small town, homecoming, starting over, looking for love, workplace, old love, social relations, old friend, couples, best friends, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 13K
Everwood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, single father, small town, dysfunctional family, doctor, family problems, parents and children, love and romance, loss of spouse, first love, couples, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 103K
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series follows the captivating lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother/daughter pair who have a relationship most people only dream of.
Style: feel good, talky, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, boyfriend, single mother, best friends, small town life, student, social relations, lifestyle, looking for love, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 26K
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, siblings relations, small town life, teenage life, love and romance, graduation, hopes, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 552
Windfall (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Windfall is a serial drama television series about a group of people in an unnamed small city who win almost $400,000,000 in a lottvery.
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: lottery, marital problem, single parent, disorder, family relations, couple relations, couples, teenage life, youth, love and romance, family problems, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.0
 3K
Stay Cool (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film centers on a successful author who is forced to confront an unrequited high school crush when he returns home to deliver a commencement address to graduating seniors. Shasta O'Neil, a sexy high school senior flirts with the visiting ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, high school life, social relations, homecoming, adolescence vs adulthood, prom, disorder, teenage life, artists and showbiz, friends, hometown, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.0
 2K
The Kitchen (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jennifer's thirtieth birthday party is supposed to be a special day. But what starts out as a day of celebration quickly spirals into a most ill-fated day Jennifer wishes she could forget, in this ensemble comedy set entirely in a kitchen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: birthday, nothing goes right, family relations, disorder, infidelity, dishonesty, siblings relations, friendship, best friends, sexual content, bittersweet, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Beauty Inside (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The story of "The Beauty Inside" is the story of a guy named Alex who wakes up every day as a different person. He is always the same person on the inside but on the outside he is somebody else. When he meets Leah and falls in love ...
Style: touching, sentimental, surreal, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: physical appearance, romance, true love, fall in love, switching roles, supernatural, bittersweet, love and romance, imaginary, supernatural romance
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.1
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Solsidan (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Solsidan is a Swedish television comedy series that premiered on 29 January 2010 on TV4. The series is named after a small part of Saltsjöbaden called Solsidan. It revolves around Alex and Anna who are expecting their first child and have just ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: family relations, social relations, couples, self fulfillment, alienation, lifestyle, ambition, actress, greed, small town life, neighbor, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Stuck Between Stations (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A decade after they graduated from high school and went their separate ways, Casper (Sam Rosen), a soldier haunted by the horrors of war, and Rebecca (Zoe Lister Jones), a whip-smart graduate student with a shaky future, reunite by chance and get to ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic
Audience: date night
Plot: reunion, soldier, fall in love, love and romance, romance, drugs/alcohol, college graduate, homecoming, unrequited love, falling in love, bar fight, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.2
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See Girl Run (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: What happens when a 30-something woman allows life's "what ifs" to overwhelm her appreciation for what life actually is. Disregarding her current obligations, she digs into her romantic past in hopes of invigorating her present.
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, unfulfillment, small town, ex lover, love and romance, family relations, thirtysomething life, dull life, small town life, crumbling marriage, walking a dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Back to School Mom (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Thomas, a free-spirited musician, has spent the past two decades traveling the world, but at age 41 she decides to go back to college and finish her degree so that, for once, she can finally finish something she started. Back at her old ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: college, redemption, family relations, college life, social relations, homecoming, life is a bitch, starting over, bittersweet, small town, mother son relationship, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Christmas Under Wraps (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a driven doctor doesn't get the prestigious position she planned for, she unexpectedly finds herself moving to a remote Alaskan town. While she meets the locals and even starts a new romance, she has to learn to let the life she planned ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, doctor, christmas, fall in love, love and romance, social relations, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, small town life, romance, christmas lights, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, seattle washington, seattle, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 5.1
 513
Fairhaven (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Long-time friends reconnect when one returns to their small Massachusetts town for a funeral.
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, small town, funeral, homecoming, introspection, estrangement, social relations, unfulfillment, death of father, small town life, dull life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: writer's life, friendship, family relations, alcohol abuse, vacation, single parent, hopes, redemption, artists and showbiz, disability, misfit, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.1
 627
My Generation (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A documentary crew follows the stories of nine classmates during their high school years in Austin, Texas, and then revisits them ten years later to examine how far they have come.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental, humorous
Plot: high school, friendship, youth, friends, self fulfillment, adulthood, lifestyle, childhood sweetheart, teenage life, videotaping, social relations, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Billy & Billie (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Billy & Billie centers on two young adults as they fall in love. They face the usual barrage of attention from their friends and family, and the normal anxieties that come at the start of a new relationship-all further complicated by the fact ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: stepbrother stepsister relationship, eccentric family, fall in love, family relations, forbidden love, society, family problems, couples, romance, love and romance, step siblings, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.8
 4K
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, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: love affair, love and romance, couples, disability, writer's life, infidelity, dishonesty, blind man, blindness, novelist, moral dilemma, new love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Men of a Certain Age (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Men of a Certain Age is an American comedy-drama television series, which premiered on TNT on December 7, 2009. The hour-long program stars Ray Romano, Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula as three best friends in their late forties dealing with the ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, humorous ...
Plot: group of friends, midlife crisis, friendship, family life, bonding, parenthood, family relations, middle aged, divorce, age difference, marriage, salesman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, love triangle, waitress, old love, working class, romance, small town life, bittersweet, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Regarding Billy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After Billy's parents are killed he moves home to care for his little brother Johnny, who is mentally challenged. Together the two struggle through the loss of their parents. Meanwhile, Billy's best friend from childhood, Dean, has moved ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, gender, best friends, love and romance, youth, couples, disability, family problems, gender bending, death in the family, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.0
 8K
GCB (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Amanda Vaughn, once the ultimate high school "mean girl," is forced to return home in disgrace after her marriage ends in scandal. As Amanda and her teenage kids try to adjust to their new lives, the ladies from her past alternate between ...
Style: realistic, captivating, semi serious, feel good, light
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gossip and rumors, strong female presence, rivalry, starting over, social relations, family relations, hypocrisy, single mother, hopes, intrigue, haunted by the past, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Cake Eaters (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The death of the Kimbrough family matriarch affects the three male survivors of the clan. Widower Easy (Bruce Dern) tries to reconnect with his old flame, Marg (Elizabeth Ashley). Eldest son and struggling musician Guy (Jayce Bartok) moves back to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: starting over, family problems, young lovers, estrangement, disability, small town life, haunted by the past, countryside, family life, reunion, teenage life, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Sordid Lives: The Series (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sordid Lives: The Series is an American television series created, written, and directed by Del Shores and acts as a prequel to 2000 film Sordid Lives, also by Shores, self-described as a "Black comedy about white trash". The show is set ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, coming out, white trash, small town, social relations, love and romance, self discovery, gays and lesbians, gender, lifestyle, small town life, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Greatest Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: The Greatest Love is a 2011 South Korean romantic comedy television series about true love in the fake world of entertainment. Starring Cha Seung-won, Gong Hyo-jin, Yoon Kye-sang and Yoo In-na, it aired on MBC from May 4 to June 23, 2011 on ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: love and romance, love triangle, family relations, artists and showbiz, health situation, complex characters, love at first sight, couples, hotshot hero, heroes, romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%