Movies like After the Rain 1999

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After the Rain
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steph, an Afrikaner, struggles with his past and heritage in the new South Africa. When his girlfriend befriends a black South African man called Vusisizwe trouble brews.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, love triangle, romance, love and romance, soldier, society, couples, friends, south african, firebomb, war game, fingerprint, awol, storekeeper, dressing room, washing hands, soccer ball, war paint, g string, head injury, backstage, choreographer, burial, armored vehicle, apartheid ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, south africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and talky films with plots about love and romance, friendship, romance, couples, death, society and sex mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like After the Rain: The Heart of Me (2002), Moondance (1994), Full Speed (1996), Basil (1998), In My Country (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Heart of Me
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, haunted by the past, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, society, pregnancy, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
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Moondance
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The close relationship between two fun-loving brothers comes under threat when a beautiful, sensitive girl arrives on the scene. As the younger brother comes of age, the inevitable jealousy, confusion, rivalry and lust place their brotherly love in ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: young lovers, love triangle, countryside, romance, siblings relations, teenage love, family business, teenage life, coming of age, family life, betrayal, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, germany, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   78%
 
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Full Speed
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, sexual
Plot: coming out, coming of age, best friends, gays and lesbians, romance, friendship, sexual relations, singleness, teenage love, racism, tragic love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france, new york, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   57%
 
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Basil
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England struggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, gothic
Plot: betrayal, romance, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples, friendship, friends, vengeance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, cornwall, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   74%
 
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In My Country
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American reporter and an Afrikaans poet meet and fall in love while covering South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: journalism, idealism, interracial relations, discrimination, political unrest, politics, racism, apartheid, justice, injustice, society, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996, year 1995
Place: africa, south africa, florida, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   64%
 
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Picnic
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but she meets a more interesting stranger who just got off the train.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, tense
Plot: love triangle, americana, romance, love and romance, small town, couples, friendship, love affair, social differences, small town life, fall in love, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   50%
 
The Great Gatsby
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stock broker Nick Carraway consents to play Cupid for his rich married first cousin Daisy Buchanen and her former love, successful bootlegger and forger Jay Gatsby.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, obsession, couples, infidelity, couple relations, love triangle, social differences, tragic love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, yale university, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   51%
 
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Dogtown
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: serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: actor's life, romance, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, homecoming, small town, hollywood, small town life, love and romance, redemption, social relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: cuba, missouri, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   51%
 
A Dangerous Woman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martha Horgan is a withdrawn, mentally disabled woman who lives with her aunt, Frances. One of Martha's unusual traits is that she doesn't lie, a quality that leads to her getting fired from a dry-cleaning shop thanks to the actions of the ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: betrayal, couple relations, romance, infidelity, love triangle, parents and children, murder, aunt, repairman, porch, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   42%
 
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The Crossing
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: serious, realistic
Plot: friends, small town, friendship, romance, love and romance, betrayal, love triangle, vengeance, coming of age, small town life, dancing, train ...
Time: 80s, year 1965
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
Lola and Billy the Kid
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When young Turkish talent Kutlug Ataman wanted to make a film about transvestites, the first location he had in mind was Istanbul. As he developed the script, his thought was to place these marginal characters, who are subject to societal prejudices ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, immigrants, romance, social misfits, transvestism, self discovery, gender, gay, friendship, misfit, society, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   40%
 
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Horsey
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Delilah Miller is looking for an anchor in her life. She starts a romance with rock musician Ryland Yale, but soon it shows he can not be such an anchor - he's possessive, undependable and even a heroin addict.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, rock, self discovery, romance, destructive relationship, love affair, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, drug addiction, love and romance, couples, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   44%
 
Love in Thoughts
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A posthumous look at the last days of Guenther's life as he, his best friend, and his sister let loose on a four-day binge of alcohol, drugs, and sex.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, poet, romance, artists and showbiz, friends, crimes, student, pistol, suicide, lake, love and romance ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, pre world war two, post world war one
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, clever, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, friendship, love, sex, adultery, voyeurism, photographer, freedom, philosophy, male nudity, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: switzerland, europe, usa, prague, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   52%
 
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Proof
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker.
Style: clever, witty, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, obsession, sex, loneliness, male nudity, blindness, romance, relationships, runaway, love, pornography ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
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Besieged
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in one room of his Roman palazzo. He besieges her with flowers, ...
Style: stylized, erotic, serious, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: love, romance, loneliness, interracial relations, sacrifice, obsession, love story, fall in love, relationships, dialogue, beautiful scenery, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, italy, europe, tokyo, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   35%
 
One Night Stand
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: clever, sexy, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, hospital, dishonesty, death, interracial romance, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, mentor, aids, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
Claire of the Moon
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Claire of the Moon is set in the 1990s in the Pacific Northwest. Claire Jabrowski, a famous heterosexual author, decides to attend a retreat for all-female writers. Claire's rommate at the retreat is Dr. Noel Benedict, author of a book called ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, gays and lesbians, romance, writer's life, lesbian, opposites attract, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
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Radio Inside
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As two brothers fall in love with the same woman they must come to grips with the accidental death of their father in this sensitive drama set in Miami.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dealing with death, human nature, friendship, romance, love triangle, parents and children, siblings relations, surrealism, undressing, lifeguard, nightmare, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
The Wings of the Dove
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love, manipulation, love triangle, greed, betrayal, period piece, death, art, love story, marriage, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 1920s, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, italy
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System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
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Heavy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, loneliness, workplace, drinking, parents and children, hospital, unfulfilled love, solitude, dialogue, romance, physical appearance, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
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Empty Days
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An executive and a dowdy working-class woman, both unemployed, married and parents meet at a supermarket. They become friends but find it hard to accept that they may be in love with each other.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, romance, friendship, infidelity, unemployment, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
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Broken English
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her lover. Nina works at a restaurant where Eddie cooks. For a ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, dysfunctional family, violence, family life, sex, wine, chase, hospital, immigrants, pornography, tragedy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
Ruby in Paradise
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, self discovery, human nature, drinking, coming-of-age, childhood, life, small town, mentor, life & death, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
Late August, Early September
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, emotional, serious, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, drinking, death, human nature, obsession, french, hospital, guilt, betrayal, dialogue, loneliness, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
Heat and Dust
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The parallel story of Anne and her grand-aunt Olivia in their experiences in India
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, love and romance, romance, couples, opposites attract, self discovery, introspection, extramarital affair, couple relations, love affair, social differences, hopes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   29%
 
Regular Lovers
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 183 min.
Story: 1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. Fran├žois is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail at the police. He smokes opium and talks about ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: politics, idealism, romance, rebelliousness, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations, tragic love, political corruption, political unrest, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968, year 1969
Place: europe, france, morocco, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
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Head On
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an ...
Style: serious, sincere, sexual, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, homosexuality, drug abuse, drugs, brutality, sexuality, drinking, male nudity, lesbian, coming of age, cross dressing, violence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   32%
 
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Maze
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Artist Lyle Maze is reconciled to a life without romance thanks to his dual afflictions: Tourette's Syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But his life takes an unexpected turn when his friend Mike departs on a humanitarian mission, ...
Style: semi serious, psychological, humorous, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, city life, urban, mentally unstable, introspection, self discovery, friendship, looking for love, pregnancy, love triangle, unfulfilled love, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
A Heart of Stone
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.
Style: psychological, serious, enigmatic, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: love, romance, obsession, loneliness, classical music, art, solitude, mentor, relationships, friendship, marriage, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, geneva switzerland, hungary, brussels belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   40%
 
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