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 Best of Youth
Drama, Romance
Italy
366 min.
 8.5
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Drama, Romance
USA
171 min.
 7.4
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and emotional films with plots about love and romance, death, romance, friendship, drinking, couples and sex mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like After the Rain: In My Country (2004), Full Speed (1996), Basil (1998), Moondance (1994), The Best of Youth (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere
Plot: journalism, idealism, interracial relations, discrimination, political unrest, politics, racism, apartheid, justice, injustice, society, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 1996
Place: africa, south africa, chile, florida
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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
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Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, new york, algeria, paris france
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Basil
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Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
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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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: switzerland, europe, usa, prague, soviet union ...
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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, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: young lovers, love triangle, romance, countryside, siblings relations, teenage love, family business, teenage life, coming of age, family life, betrayal, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, africa, germany
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The Best of Youth
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
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The Heart of Me
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
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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.
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Dogtown
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: serious, gloomy, realistic
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Time: 90s
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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, stylized, realistic, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, poet, romance, artists and showbiz, friends, crimes, lake, suicide, pistol, student, love and romance ...
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Place: europe, germany
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    User:   43%
 
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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: serious, gloomy, rough, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, rock, romance, self discovery, destructive relationship, love affair, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, drug addiction, love and romance, couples, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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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, touching, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, immigrants, social misfits, romance, transvestism, self discovery, gender, gay, friendship, misfit, society, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
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System:   52%
    User:   43%
 
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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 ...
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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
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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: serious, gloomy, stylized, realistic, 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, yale university, oxford university, chicago illinois
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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 ...
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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: sincere, serious, 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
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System:   48%
    User:   57%
 
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Chinese Box
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: romance, culture clash, death, city life, love, love and romance, adultery, love story, urban, obsession, relationships, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china, north korea
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Brokeback Mountain
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: touching, captivating, melancholic, sad, sexy ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay romance, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, love story, love, adultery, forbidden love, character study, stereotypes, life philosophy, depression ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: texas, usa, wyoming, mexico
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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
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System:   47%
    User:   43%
 
Love in the Time of Cholera
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a ...
Style: sexual, serious, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: romance, male nudity, couple relations, letter, love, book, death, literature, love story, adaptation, looking for love, magic realism ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, post world war one, turn of the century ...
Place: colombia, latin america, seaport, caribbean, paris france
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System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
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
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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
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System:   44%
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The Great Gatsby
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: stylized, serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, romance, betrayal, love affair, storytelling, book, literature, adaptation, social differences, period piece, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 20th century, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
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System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
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Dandelion
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a small town of rolling fields and endless skies, isolated 16 year old Mason lives in a world where families exist in fragmented silence and love seems to have gone missing. Then Mason meets Danny, a sensitive and troubled girl, and their tender ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: young heroes, romance, young lovers, factory, innocence lost, small town, dysfunctional family, teenage love, coming of age, family in crisis, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, washington state
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System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
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Zelary
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, epic ...
Plot: small town, romance, redemption, nazi, betrayal, runaway, hospital, drinking, hopes, marriage, wartime, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia
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System:   42%
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Soldier's Girl
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Soldier’s Girl, which takes place in Fort Campbell, KY, tells the heart-wrenching story of the life and tragic death of soldier Barry Winchell. His love for Calpernia Addams, a beautiful transgendered nightclub performer was ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military base, fall in love, nightclub, gays and lesbians, romance, friendship, love affair, tragic love, gender bending, gender, soldier, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, tennessee, kansas, kentucky, missouri
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System:   40%
    User:   32%
 
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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, love and romance, romance, betrayal, love triangle, vengeance, coming of age, small town life, night, train ...
Time: 80s, year 1965
Place: australia
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System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
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Ripe
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When their abusive parents are killed in a car crash, twin sisters Rosie and Violet vow to run away to Kentucky in search of a better life. While on the road, the girls meet up with Pete, a drifter working as a grounds keeper on a derelict army ...
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family life, elderly lovers, orphan, innocence lost, voyeurism, self discovery, siblings relations, teenage life, when the parents are away, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
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    User:   37%
 

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