Movies like Mauri

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Mauri (1988)
 6.0
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Mauri (1988)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rewi Rapana returns to the small country town of Te Mata after his family has left the district. His arrival rekindles old tensions as well as renewing family ties. He is seeking an identity and a permanent place to call home yet desperately hiding a secret from his past. Oddly enough there is one person with whom he finds peace of mind. She is an old woman known as Kara. A special relationship develops between Rewi, Kara and Kara’s great granddaughter Awatea.
Plot: love triangle, on the run, bigotry, small town, impostor, car accident, female director, love, prison escape, death, family relations, male female relationship, native, girl, redneck, old woman, elderly woman, redemption, coming of age, countryside, prejudice, indigenous people, waterfront, maori, hiding place
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: new zealand

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Most similar movies to Mauri

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and gloomy films with plots about love and romance, love triangle, small town, love, romance, family relations and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like Mauri: The Crossing (1990), Summer and Smoke (1961), Fatal Trust (2006), Snow Falling on Cedars (1999), The Man in the Moon (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.4
 560
The Crossing (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A single day. To challenge the past. To accept the present. To decide the future. Sam arrives in his home town after 18 months away, hopeful that Meg, the girlfriend he abandoned, will go back with him to the city. His return brings the outside ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: friends, love triangle, friendship, small town, coming of age, dancing, car accident, train, betrayal, romance, couples, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, year 1965
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Summer and Smoke (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In a small Mississippi town in 1916, an eccentric spinster battles her romantic yearnings for the randy boy next door. A 1961 film, adapted from a Tennessee Williams play, starring Geraldine Page, Laurence Harvey, John McIntire, Una Merkel and Rita ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, serious, realistic, neurotic
Plot: small town, love triangle, repression, family relations, spinster, unfulfilled love, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, adult virgin, longing, small town life ...
Time: 1910s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 5.4
 388
Fatal Trust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the father of her kid son Sam was killed by an escaped psychiatric patient, Kate decides it's time for a new chapter in her life. She moves to the town where her former lover Tom lives and now works in the sheriff's department, and ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: family relations, mystery, psychopath, danger, deadly, crimes, small town, male female relationship, murder, night, ex lover, death of husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950s, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, forbidden love, jury, fisherman, japanese american, racism, culture clash, who done it, crimes, life is a bitch, romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: pearl harbor, washington state, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Man in the Moon (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Maureen Trant and her younger sibling Dani share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, coming-of-age, love triangle, corporal punishment, twins, small town, pregnancy, rain, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, first love, skinny dipping ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.2
 240
In the Woods (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Enormous tree trunks. The nature of leaves, the roots of desire and a house hidden deep in the forest. A journey to the other side. Something like a "punk" existential fairytale.
Plot: male nudity, love, pubic hair, documentary filmmaking, unsimulated sex, teenager, nudity (full frontal - brief), bisexual man, fellatio, female nudity, jealousy, male female relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.6
 457
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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, farm, widow, couple relations, friends, couples, small town life, small town, fall in love, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 60s, 50s, 20s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.7
 103K
Safe Haven (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, starting over, love and romance, domestic violence, abusive husband, fall in love, haunted by the past, small town life, single father, obsession, love triangle, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, boston, south carolina, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 7.1
 48
The Impostor (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This drama is based on a novel and incomplete screenplay by the late Maria Luis Bemberg. In 1930s Argentina, wealthy Sebastian (Antonio Birabent) leaves his Buenos Aires home for the family estate on the pampas. His family, concerned for his ...
Plot: sex, surrealism, friend, violence, health, obsession, estate, wealth, love triangle, insanity, passion, impostor ...
Time: 1930s
Place: buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of age feature, set in a New South Wales country town in the 1960s, about a 15 year-old boy. It follows his loves and how he copes with life's problems such as death and departure.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: love triangle, small town, coming of age, friendship, pregnancy, discrimination, first love, family relations, locket, teenage life, bittersweet, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 10K
Enduring Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, haunted by the past, countryside, attempted murder, post traumatic stress, couple relations, dangerous attraction, guilt, obsessive love, mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Dama de Noche (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bruno, a novelist with no luck goes to call for help from his love always sofia, who is in Veracruz desolate without knowing what to do with the corpse of her boyfriend who died because of a heart attack while they made love
Plot: prostitute, death of husband, vacation, heart attack, love, embalming, male female relationship, writers, car accident, husband wife relationship, sex, doomed love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Buster's Mal Heart (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An eccentric mountain man on the run from the local sheriff recalls the mysterious events that brought him to his present fugitive state.
Plot: bathtub, shower, on the run, mountain man, female director, runaway, male nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gorgeous Antonia (Elizabeth Hurley) is on a dangerous downward spiral caused by an addiction to heroin when she meets Mike (C. Thomas Howell), a tough drifter who helps her score more smack. Although they're not attracted to each other ...
Style: twists and turns
Plot: aristocracy, police, love, drugs, male female relationship, plot twist, drug
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Despite the Falling Snow (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Cold War Moscow, a female spy steals secrets from an idealistic politician – and falls in love with him. Moscow, 1959: Katya (Rebecca Ferguson, Mission Impossible- Rogue Nation, The Girl on the Train, The White Queen), is young, beautiful – ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, touching, suspense
Plot: spy, cold war, secret, politics, love, espionage, female spy, communist, desertion, defection, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, russia, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 2K
Smooth Talk (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the short story, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been", by Joyce Carol Oates, this film chronicles a 15-year-old girl, Connie's, sexual awakening in the Northern California suburbs. Her experimenting begin to get out of ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, suburbs, small town, family relations, sexual awakening, summer, death in the family, suburban life, sexual abuse, homecoming, teenage love ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Other Side of the Tracks (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A depressed young man struggles to move on and escape haunting memories of his girlfriend, killed ten years ago in a train accident.
Style: mind bending, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted by the past, love triangle, tragic love, love and romance, romance, small town life, obsessive love, supernatural power, psychic, obsession, male female relationship, loss ...
Place: new england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
27 Missing Kisses (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Georgia, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young woman's passion has a remarkable effect on a Russian village in this comedy-drama with fantasy elements. Sybill (Nino Kuchanidze) is a teenager who is sent to a small town in the country to spend the summer with her aunt. Despite her ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, fall in love, love triangle, teenage love, unlikely couple, young lovers, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, youth, couples, unrequited love ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.4
 162
The Quarry (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: This thriller investigates the mysterious assassination of a gay pastor in rural South Africa. Without witnesses or explanations, the crime appears to the police and others as a jigsaw puzzle without enough pieces. The police then suspect and arrest ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: escape, mistaken identity, interracial relations, small town, countryside, deadly, chases and races, small town life, drug abuse, haunted by the past, religions or cults, disorder ...
Time: 90s, quarry
Place: south africa, africa, belgium, canada, holland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: friendship, youth, coming of age, family relations, dublin ireland, farm, couples, friends, countryside, couple relations, suburbs, love triangle ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Saving Grace B. Jones (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a 1950s-era Missouri town the life of a couple is thrown into chaos when the husband's sister is released from the local asylum and comes to live with the family.
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, emotional, realistic
Plot: family in danger, redemption, family in crisis, estrangement, couples, family problems, homecoming, disorder, mentally unstable, life turned upside down, family relations, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Cry of the Owl (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Robert is an architect and artist, in Vichy after separating from his Parisian wife. Robert finds it calms him to stand in the shadows of the home of Juliette and Patrick and watch her cook. She thinks he's a prowler and confronts him, then ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: voyeurism, stalking, murder, neo noir, dead woman, injustice, dishonesty, manipulations, mentally unstable, deadly, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
One True Love (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Finally after three years of courtship, Migs, a medical intern, marries simple and unassuming Joy, a nurse in the hospital of Migs' residency. Several days before the wedding, his first love and childhood best friend Bela, a sophisticated ...
Style: sincere, touching, melancholic, light
Plot: husband wife relationship, jealousy, love, true love, patient, love triangle, childhood sweetheart, self sacrifice, first love, amnesia, wedding, flower ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.7
 129
Love Massacre (1981)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in a surprisingly minimalist San Francisco, Patrick Tam’s stylish slasher movie manages to evoke both Antonioni and Mario Bava in this tale of a ravishing young co-ed (Brigitte Lin) whose studly boyfriend (Chang Kuo-chu) turns into a demented ...
Plot: streetcar, chinese american, escape attempt, dinner, love triangle, throat slitting, bound and gagged, diary, duct tape over mouth, rage, stabbed in the chest, boat ...
Place: san francisco, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 2K
The Big Town (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: It is 1957. J.C. Cullen is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves for the big city to work as a professional gambler. While there, he breaks the bank at a private craps game at the Gem Club, owned by George ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: gambling, infidelity, femme fatale, stripper, dangerous attraction, crimes, on the run, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, couples, crime ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 847
Cold Heaven (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An adulterous woman's faith in God is tested when her husband dies and miraculously comes back to life.
Style: psychological, stylized, sexual, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, investigation, dealing with death, betrayal, clergy, deadly, crimes, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 360
Dogtown (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Philip Van Horn, who left his small town a long time ago to become a Hollywood actor and hasn't had any success at that, returns to the town for a visit. There he is uniformally met like some kind of celebrity and movie star. He uses it to ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: redemption, reunion, hollywood, small town, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, homecoming, hopes, social relations, family problems, love and romance, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: cuba, missouri, usa, latin america, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 383
Oriana (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Venezuela, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl is sent to a South American hacienda, where she learns about the life of her reclusive aunt, Oriana.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, secret, curiosity, jungle, estate, beach, murder, cruelty, domestic disturbance, love and romance, coming of age, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: venezuela, europe, latin america, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 20K
Ondine (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net believing her to be a mermaid.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mermaid, small town, irish, redemption, small town life, hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance, mysterious character, stranger, loner, priest ...
Place: ireland, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 543
For Sale (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Private detective is hired to trace a woman who ran away and disappeared on her wedding day. The movie follows him and recounts the story of her life through her eyes and the eyes of those interviewed by the detective.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: wedding, nightclub, on the road, missing person, investigation, prostitute, private detective, dishonesty, down on your luck, sexual relations, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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