Movies like Dalva

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Dalva (1996)
 4.7
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Dalva (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When she was a teenager, a woman got pregnant and wound up giving up the baby up for adoption. Now, 30 years later, she sets out to find her now-grown child.
Plot: horse, incest, family relations, suicide by gunshot, child abuse, adoption, brother sister incest, diary, half brother, social worker, historian, hung over, casual sex, half sister, goose, mother son reunion, bar fight, horse ranch, roadhouse, skinny dipping, concealed nudity, braless, hayloft, geese
Place: nebraska

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about family relations, love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, incest and female nudity mostly in Drama, Romance and Western genres. Some movies like Dalva: Janani (2006), Angels and Insects (1995), The Substitute Wife (1994), Here (2011), A Walk to Remember (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 25
Janani (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Film about a young heir to a toy company who has gotten a young lady pregnant. But were they unknowingly related to one-another?
Plot: accidental incest, adoption, sex in shower, musical number, bollywood, concealed nudity, surrogate mother, motorcycle, tragedy, incest, brother sister incest
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Angels and Insects (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Victorian England, wealthy patriarch Sir Harald Alabaster invites an impoverished biologist, William Adamson, into his home. There, William tries to continue his work, but is distracted by Alabaster's seductive daughter, Eugenia. William and ...
Style: stylized, contemplative, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: incest, erection, destructive relationship, family relations, period piece, scientist, naturalist, siblings relations, rich woman poor man, sex with brother, love and romance, dangerous animal ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Substitute Wife (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Nebraska, in pioneer days, a woman who knows she is going to die asks a prostitute to replace her with her husband and four children in order to make it possible for them to keep their family farm.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: bigamy, love triangle, prostitute, pioneer, self discovery, family relations, terminal illness, family life, couple relations, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.9
 878
Here (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Set against the gorgeous landscape of Armenia, Here chronicles a brief but intense relationship between an American satellite-mapping engineer (Foster) and an expatriate photographer (Azabal) who impulsively decide to travel across the remote ...
Style: surreal, captivating, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Plot: self discovery, satellite, on the road, love affair, society, wilderness, culture clash, journey, romance, adventure, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: armenia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, romance, first love, true love, teen romance, fall in love, terminal illness, youth, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.1
 1K
Wildflower (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One day Sammy and his younger sister Ellie happen upon a cabin where Alice, a young, partially deaf girl with epilepsy is being kept by her abusive stepfather. The three soon become friends and hope to get Alice an education and help her escape from ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: rescue, dysfunctional family, friendship, disability, family relations, great depression, child abuse, countryside, epilepsy, mute or deaf, social misfits, best friends ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Wednesday Woman (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Muriel Davidson, a successful mystery author in a vulnerable stage of her life, falls for a charismatic ex-con. As they begin to bond over their traumatic pasts, Muriel's life slowly begins to resemble one of her darker novels.
Plot: recovering alcoholic, extramarital affair, forbidden love, alcoholics anonymous, writers, ex convict, mystery, female writer
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.0
 2K
Cross Creek (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman who, at the edge of survival, found a world of meaning.
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: writers, wilderness, human nature, isolation, family relations, power relations, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, journalism, writer's life, master and servant, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 80s
Place: florida, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.2
 1K
Carried Away (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on Jim Harrison's book, "Farmer". 47-year-old Joseph Svenden lives on the family farm with his dying mother and teaches at a two room schoolhouse with Rosealee, his lover and his best friend's widow. Joseph, who lacks a ...
Style: sexy, sexual, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: relationships, teacher, infidelity, human nature, older man younger woman relationship, romance, seduction, sexual attraction, passion, farm, widow, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Love Finds You in Valentine (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kennedy Blaine, a Californian girl, inherits a ranch in the small town of Valentine in Nebraska. Before she sells the property, she decides to spend the summer in her house and learn more about her family.
Style: light, romanticism, romantic, realistic, entertaining
Plot: rancher, ranch, family business, farming, love and romance, small town life, new life, romance, family, family history, diary, relationships ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, tragic love, couples, family relations, love and romance, lifestyle, fall in love, looking for love, baby born, diary, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 227
Papa's Angels (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Arkansas furniture maker Grins Jenkins is a cheerful man and loving father to his five kids, as well as the life of every party in their small town. When his wife Sharon, who used to be the 'bad cop', slowly dies of TBC, so does ...
Plot: family relations, medical examination, ritual, children, father son relationship, party, deafness, brother brother relationship, gift, christmas, deaf, sign language
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Cruel Intentions (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his ...
Style: sexual, cynical, romantic, clever, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: seduction, manipulation, bet, incest, femme fatale, brother sister relationship, virgin, virginity, teenage life, teenagers, loss of virginity, defloration ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 108
The Irishman (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Paddy Doolan is a man who refuses to accept change. In a new century where the motor car is changing the way things are done, the stubborn Irishman, the last of the draught-horse teamsters, continues to haul timber the old way.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family, adventure, society, against the odds, wilderness, family life, culture clash, lone wolves, horse riding, progress, technology ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: australia, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 686
Drifters (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A man develops an attraction to the daughter of his father's fiancee.
Style: controversial, sincere, humorous, light, feel good
Plot: incest, family relations, dysfunctional family, making love, singing, sex scene, brother sister incest, older woman younger man, woman on top, shaved labia, song, dinner ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Black Panther: The Story of Emilie and Jacob (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 79 min.
Story: After many years apart, Emilie (26) meets her brother Jakob (22) again. She not only shares her sadness about the loss of their parents with him, but also a secret... It is Emilie's wish to arrange the sale of their jointly inherited holiday ...
Style: captivating, melancholic, psychological, sentimental, ambiguous ending
Plot: brother sister incest, incestuous desire, incest, moral dilemma, obsession, infidelity, sex scene, brother sister sex, sex with sister, sex with brother, woman wearing a towel, small breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Cider House Rules (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: incest, abortion, coming of age, orphan, orphanage, new job, nurse, storytelling, coming-of-age, romance, love and romance, first love ...
Time: 1920s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: maine, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 2K
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 ⇓
42%
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 6.1
 695
Diamond Head (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rich Hawaiian pineapple grower and US Senatorial candidate Richard Howland tries to control everything and everyone around him, including his headstrong sister, Slone.
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: redemption, interracial relations, family relations, social differences, siblings relations, family in crisis, racism, introspection, romance, ego clash, unfulfillment, power relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: hawaii, honolulu hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Rivers Wash Over Me (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After his mother dies, Sequan, a sensitive teenager from Brooklyn, moves in with relatives living in a small town plagued with secrets hidden deep within its lush, rural Alabama terrain. Sequan finds refuge in a friendship with a troubled girl who ...
Plot: gay teenager, american south, black lgbt, murder, friendship, 15 year old, sheriff, black eye, death of mother, swimming, kiss, incest ...
Place: alabama, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bittersweet Love (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pregnant woman and her husband discover they are half brother and half sister, thanks to his father (Robert Lansing) and her mother (Lana Turner).
Plot: half brother half sister relationship, family secrets, family secret, incest, secret, pregnancy, male female relationship, homosexual subtext, abortion, sex, accidental incest, brother sister incest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Close My Eyes (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After some years of tension, Richard begins a sexual relationship with his sister Natalie. Now married, the relationship proves dangerously obsessional.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, bleak
Plot: incest, forbidden love, brother sister incest, brother sister relationship, taboo, marriage, couple relations, dishonesty, brother sister sex, husband wife relationship, secret, lie ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 3K
Loverboy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A neglected daughter becomes a possessive mother in an emotional journey into the heart and mind of a woman who loved too much.
Style: psychological, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, dysfunctional family, mental illness, pregnancy, parents and children, life is a bitch, single parent, family problems, family relations, teenage life, babies and infants, motherhood ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.7
 589
David and Lisa (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: It was adapted as a stage play in 1967, and was remade as a television movie in 1998 starring Lukas Haas, Sidney Poitier and Brittany Murphy.
Style: psychological, gloomy, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: social relations, power relations, doctors and patients, looking for love, mental illness, teenage love, love affair, teenage life, mental institution, friendship, family relations, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 1K
Gabriela (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mike is romantic and persistent, a social worker at a psychiatric clinic who falls for a new intern. Gabriela is passionate; she's also engaged; although her love for her fiance Patrick seems more fraternal than erotic, she has an overwhelming ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, opposites attract, fall in love, couple relations, looking for love, family relations, couples, power relations, romance, social worker, engagement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 662
Cupid & Cate (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cate has a small boutique where she sells vintage clothes. She is dating some snob whose mother thinks that Cate is a second class citizen because of her line of work. Harry meets Cate and they fall in love instantly. Francesca is a doctor who finds ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: looking for love, fall in love, family relations, breakup, couples, family problems, romance, love and romance, couple relations, human spirit, male female relationship, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Wuthering Heights (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, family relations, forbidden love, true love, step siblings, orphan, countryside, obsession, siblings relations, adoption, society, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 336
Snowland (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Based on the novel Hohaj by Elisabeth Rynell, it depicts the devastation felt by Elizabeth, a woman who had lost her husband in a car accident and wants to leave her three young children to join him in death by wandering out into the snowy deserts ...
Plot: incest, loss of loved one, dark past, husband wife relationship, first love, depression, suicide attempt, sexual abuse, hardship, winter, fiance fiancee relationship, frozen lake ...
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 570
Daddy (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Oliver Watson has never been luckier: he is a successful advertising executive, shares a marriage of eighteen years with Sarah and has three loving kids: 17-year-old Ben, 15-year-old Melissa, and 9-year-old Sam. His perfect life suddenly falls apart ...
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: single parent, marital problem, single father, family relations, couples, parents and children, family life, fall in love, custody, family problems, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 8K
Bed of Roses (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The seeds of love are planted when Lisa, a high-powered investment banker, receives flowers from a secret admirer. But when his fairy-tale fantasies clash with her workaholic ways, they soon find out that sometimes, it's harder than it seems ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: florist, family relations, romance, fall in love, couples, workaholic, love and romance, starting over, hopes, opposites attract, wooing, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%