Movies like Winter People

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Winter People (1989)
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Winter People (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young widower moves with his daughter into a North Carolina mountain town in 1934. He quickly takes up with a young woman with an illegitimate baby. First he must prove himself to her father and her three brothers. He does so first by joining them on a bear hunt and then by designing a clock tower for the small community. Trouble comes when it is revealed that the baby's father is the demented son of a mean clan across the river and they mean to take the child back.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: mountain, survival, nature, widower, small town, youth, romance, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, couples, tragic love, vengeance, rivalry, babies and infants, single parent, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, haunted by the past, bittersweet, love, horse, winter, wedding ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: north carolina, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sentimental films with plots about family relations, parents and children, love and romance, youth, couples, bittersweet and romance mostly in Drama, Family and Western genres. Some movies like Winter People: December Bride (1990), Love's Enduring Promise (2004), Rambling Rose (1991), When the Night (2011), The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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December Bride (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, a young servant provokes an independent Irish farm community by her relationship with two brothers. Pregnant, she refuses to reveal the name of the father.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, touching, sentimental
Plot: pregnancy, polyamory, open relationship, love affair, polygamy, pregnant woman, relationships, siblings relations, fall in love, love triangle, family relations, couples ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: ireland, europe, england
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Love's Enduring Promise (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this Janette Oke sequel to "Love Comes Softly," the eldest child in an 1800s frontier family, Missie Davis is a bright and beautiful elementary schoolteacher whose love for the prairie is matched only by her passion for books. When ...
Style: serious, sentimental, christian film, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: old west, farm, fall in love, love triangle, lifestyle, young lovers, romance, family relations, couples, parents and children, haunted by the past, countryside ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love, self discovery, love and romance, prostitute, dysfunctional family, unlikely friendships, adolescence, redemption, family relations, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1971, 1920s
Place: georgia, california, usa
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When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: love and romance, family relations, fall in love, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, parents and children, mother son relationship, mountain, snow, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, europe
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The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman to a small island town where he begins to fall for her, but it all threatens to fall ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, romantic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, love affair, family relations, college graduate, young lovers, small town, fall in love, island, social relations, family problems, romance, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Charms for the Easy Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of three women who live in a North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, small town life, family relations, family life, fall in love, homecoming, social relations, family problems, couples, estrangement, healing power, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, north carolina
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Local Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On Skeet’s twelfth birthday his older brother Randy buys him his first surfboard. Suddenly his summer turns to the endless search for the perfect wave, wild times and beach parties and eventually, finding his own daring adventures when Randy’s ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, disturbing
Audience: kids
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Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, mexico
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A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife abandoned him in Chicago. Just as he starts to develop a new ...
Style: touching, feel good, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, buddy movie ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: small town, love triangle, divorce, single father, coming of age, friendship, bittersweet, ex husband ex wife relationship, voyeur, voyeurism, blonde, transformation ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
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56%
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The World Made Straight (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: civil war, starting over, haunted by the past, social relations, crimes, life is a bitch, friendship, family relations, youth, hopes, coming of age, massacre ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, appalachia, usa
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55%
This Is My Life (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Single mom Dottie Ingels sells cosmetics in a department store, but she dreams of being a comedian. When she inherits some money, she takes the chance and moves with her two children Erica and Opel to New York to perform in small bars. Soon her ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: comedian, sister sister relationship, stand up comedian, female protagonist, siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, showbiz, teenage life, relationship vs career, family relations, performer's life ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
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Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
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54%
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, destructive relationship, teenage life, family relations, couples, parents and children, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: hopes, family relations, destiny, friendship, starting over, redemption, romance, love and romance, human nature, parents and children, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, talky, realistic
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Journey of August King is a multi-dimensional drama about a North Carolina farmer in 1815. August King, a widower, is on his way home as he does every year after selling his produce and purchasing the stock and goods he will need to survive the ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 120 min.
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: captivating, realistic, touching, serious
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, touching ...
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Time: 1930s
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46%
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
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Séraphin: Heart of Stone (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shuhei Hirayama is a widower with a 24-year-old daughter. Gradually, he comes to realize that she should not be obliged to look after him for the rest of his life, so he arranges a marriage for her.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, gloomy
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Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Country: USA
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Summer Heat (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The young wife of a tobacco farmer falls in love with their handsome hired hand.
Style: realistic, serious
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Six Weeks (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less to live, the trio fly to New York City where the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy, sentimental ...
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39%
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Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Two Bits (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, allegory, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids
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38%