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An Unremarkable Life (1989)
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An Unremarkable Life (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The close bond between two elderly sisters is threatened when one of them begins to have romantic feelings for a local mechanic.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, romance, family relations, love and romance, family life, fall in love, starting over, elderly, couples, aging, siblings relations, golden years, sister sister relationship, chinese, asian, old woman, garage
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, emotional and sentimental films with plots about family relations, couples, love and romance, family life, hopes, parents and children and family problems mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like An Unremarkable Life: Is There Life Out There? (1994), On Valentine's Day (1986), Foxfire (1987), One Special Night (1999), Man, Woman and Child (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Is There Life Out There? (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lily Marshall (McEntire) has a loving, supportive husband, two great kids and an unfulfilled dream: to return to college and get the degree she always wanted. "Is there life beyond her family and home?", Lily wonders. The hole in ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, human nature, college, college life, terminal illness, hopes, youth, love and romance, school, starting over, family life, couples ...
Time: 90s
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95%
On Valentine's Day (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Elizabeth defies her wealthy parents by running off and marrying a young man of humble prospects, and her parents have not spoken to her since - even though the couple lives in a rooming house nearby, they are struggling financially, and she is ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, emotional ...
Plot: small town, family life, homecoming, small town life, love affair, americana, pregnancy, hotel, alcohol abuse, love and romance, social relations, humble ...
Time: 1910s
Place: texas, usa
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92%
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Foxfire (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Annie Nations and her husband Hector loved their life together in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but when Hector dies, Annie has to decide if she can handle the wilderness on her own.
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, uplifting, realistic
Plot: mountain, parents and children, couple relations, family life, human spirit, couples, family relations, golden years, elderly, hopes, ghost, land developer ...
Time: 80s
Place: appalachia
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88%
One Special Night (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Builder Robert is visiting his ailing wife in a nursing home and is having problems getting a taxi home due to an intense snow storm. One of the doctors, Katherine offers him a lift home however their car gets stuck and they have to spend the night ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: thanksgiving, romance, small town, hospital, family life, couple relations, fall in love, family relations, couples, love and romance, elderly, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Man, Woman and Child (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A California professor (Martin Sheen), his wife (Blythe Danner) and his daughters make room for his orphaned illegitimate French son (Sebastian Dungan).
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, uplifting
Plot: infidelity, professor, family life, love affair, college, orphan, dishonesty, love and romance, youth, couples, family relations, airport ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
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72%
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Lost in Time (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sui Wai lost her fiance Ah Man in a car accident. With the obligations of life sitting heavy on her shoulders, she lives on only to find herself confiding in her beloved through a phone call. Dai Fai. a mini-bus driver who witnessed Ah Man's ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, starting over, hopes, romance, love and romance, workplace, coping, couples, bittersweet, workplace romance, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
What Girls Learn (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, single mother, stepfather, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, youth, romance, couples, family problems, estrangement, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Second Generation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An explosive two-part drama about love, family and identity - set around the tangled relationships of two Indian families with a deep-rooted, shared history.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, family relations, parents and children, family life, lovers reunited, romance, love and romance, family problems, couples, family in crisis, infidelity, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, romance, world war two, soldier, society, destiny, family relations, love affair, arranged marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, colorado
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59%
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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: sentimental, touching, gloomy, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, dancer's life, hopes, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, tragic hero, infidelity, love affair, forbidden love, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california
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58%
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The Lighthouse (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two Argentine sisters, Memé and Aneta, lose their mother in a car crash. Memé, the elder, is also left lame with one badly scarred leg. The orphaned girls go to Uruguay to stay with their aunts. The sisters often bicker, but they are actually very ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: orphan, family relations, family life, couples, family problems, immigrants, gays and lesbians, love and romance, young lovers, youth, hopes, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, uruguay, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, aging, drugs/alcohol, hopes, love, elderly, couple relations, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Still Mine (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An elderly couple fight against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: elderly, love and romance, golden years, elderly lovers, aging, couple relations, couples, elderly couple, alzheimer's disease, dementia, bureaucracy
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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55%
My Sister's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two sisters take a journey of discovery and reconciliation based on the memoirs of Margaret Moorman. Christine has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and must rely on others for support even though she longs for and independent and ordinary life. ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family life, split personality, disability, family problems, mental illness, siblings relations, sister, sibling relationship, family relations, sister sister relationship, loss of mother, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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53%
The Whales of August (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Whales of August is a 1987 film based on a play by David Berry starring Bette Davis and Lillian Gish as elderly sisters. Also in the cast were Ann Sothern as one of their friends, and Vincent Price as a peripheral member of the former Russian ...
Style: sentimental, touching, clever, gloomy, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: maine, usa
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51%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
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Time: contemporary
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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: sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: north carolina, usa
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51%
The Stone Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The feisty aging Hagar Shipley has lived an unconventional life. Her rebellious heart has always ruled and her choices have put her at odds with family and friends. Faced with her own mortality, and desperate to find solace, she goes on the run. In ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, couple relations, aging, elderly, on the run, nursing, introspection, retirement home, couples, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Dominick and Eugene (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical school. Their relationship becomes strained when Eugene must ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: family problems, life is a bitch, misfit, family life, family relations, intern, brother brother relationship, twins, mental retardation, garbage collector, medical school, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
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48%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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48%
Between Two Women (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in Northern England, this powerful tale of suppressed sexuality offers poignant and sharply observant social commentary, interlaced with a tender romance. Vetern actress Barbara Marten tugs at the heart as Ellen Hardy, a working-class mother ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
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Place: europe, england, britain, northern england
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48%
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Your Next Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fight over the calf of a prize milk cow in the close-knit and traditional Pas Valley of Cantabria leaves a cantankerous dairy farmer dead and another fearful of arrest. He and his daughter Val conspire to keep the cause of death quiet, but ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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47%
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Old Cats (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Isidora, an old woman, discovers that her mind is quickly deteriorating. At an apparently relaxed dinner table, she will desperately try to hide her state from her daughter, a demanding woman who awaits any sign of senility in order to take way ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, mental illness, redemption, parents and children, couples, family relations, family problems, estrangement, hopes, golden years, couple relations, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
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47%
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A Piano for Mrs. Cimino (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Esther Cimino, a music teacher who has reached retirement age, finds that her mental faculties are slipping somewhat. The film is a trenchant, realistic study of the ravages and displacements, socially, physically, and mentally, that are visited ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: courtroom, retirement home, legal, fighting the system, single parent, golden years, aging, misfit, love and romance, elderly, legal action, society ...
Time: 80s
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44%
Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Adapted from the bestselling Japanese autobiography of the same title, this gentle coming-of-age drama concerns an adolescent boy, Boku - Masaya, torn between the inherited recklessness of his father Oton and the inherited responsibility, wisdom and ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family life, aging, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, terminal illness, parents separation, single parent, dedication, supportive parent, golden years, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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43%
Common Ground (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired in the University, and he concludes that it is impossible to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, clever, realistic ...
Plot: couples, family relations, destiny, family life, love and romance, family in crisis, family problems, society, parents and children, unemployment, starting over, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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39%
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Sweet Lorraine (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Serio-comic look at the residents and staff of a Catskill Mountains resort during its final days.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: hotel, ambition, aging, love and romance, elderly, love affair, friendship, small town, small town life, americana, hopes, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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39%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, starting over, hopes, family relations, family problems, family life, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, swimming pool, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city
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39%
Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A middle-aged woman finds herself simply a widow, a grandmother and a person when a friend takes her to the Stardust Ballroom, a dance hall which recreates the music and atmosphere of the 1940s. There she encounters a most unlikely Prince Charming, ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, dealing with death, love and romance, aging, elderly, romance, couples, bittersweet, tiara, adultery, singing, dance hall ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman spends time with her developmental disabled sister after the death of their father.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, cult film
Plot: mentally challenged, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family relations, disability, family problems, love and romance, misfit, siblings relations, bus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania
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38%