Movies like After the Rain 1999

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After the Rain (1999)
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After the Rain (1999)
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: soldier, love triangle, friendship, friends, love and romance, society, couples, romance, dog, dancing, soccer, airplane, thief, party, revolution, violence, military, civil war, truck, death, marijuana, female nudity, politics, male female relationship, train ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and gloomy films with plots about love and romance, couples, drinking, sex, drink, romance and infidelity mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like After the Rain: The Heart of Me (2002), In My Country (2004), The Crossing (1990), Chinese Box (1997), One Night Stand (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Heart of Me (2002)
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: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, family relations, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, haunted by the past, betrayal, society, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, england, london
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95%
In My Country (2004)
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: thought provoking, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, politics, justice, apartheid, injustice, racism, social decay, political unrest, society, discrimination, media, idealism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, year 1995
Place: africa, south africa, florida, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Crossing (1990)
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, coming of age, friendship, small town, love triangle, dancing, train, car accident, night, small town life, couples, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, year 1965
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Chinese Box (1997)
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, gloomy, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, romance, terminal illness, couples, couple relations, city life, unfulfillment, love and romance, fall in love, human nature, society, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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One Night Stand (1997)
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: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: male female relationship, friendship, lovers reunited, love triangle, infidelity, couples, family problems, couple relations, love affair, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
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: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, romance, betrayal, death, society, matchmaking, infidelity, fall in love ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Ripe (1996)
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: gloomy, sexual, disturbing, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, soldier, voyeurism, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, twins, youth, self discovery, couples, family life, military life ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Basil (1998)
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, light, sincere ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, fall in love, love affair, romance, couples, society, unfulfilled love, father daughter relationship, secret, adultery, extramarital affair ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, cornwall, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Great Gatsby (1974)
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: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, fall in love, love triangle, society, obsession, love affair, millionaire, wealth, couple relations, couples, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
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, sexual, erotic, clever, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, photographer, waitress, friendship, womanizer, mistress, artist, love triangle, invasion, communism, surgeon, breasts ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: central europe, switzerland, usa, europe, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Heavy (1995)
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, gloomy, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: seduction, waitress, obesity, pizza, small town, workplace, jealousy, physical appearance, college dropout, self discovery, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Full Speed (1996)
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: sexual, gloomy, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: coming out, youth, friendship, racism, love triangle, betrayal, couples, sexual relations, love and romance, gays and lesbians, teenage life, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, new york, paris france, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Great Gatsby (2000)
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: stylized, captivating, sentimental, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: tragic love, obsession, infidelity, lifestyle, love affair, love triangle, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, society, social differences, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, new york, oxford university, yale university, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Heat and Dust (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The parallel story of Anne and her grand-aunt Olivia in their experiences in India
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, extramarital affair, british colonial, couples, love affair, interracial relations, couple relations, love and romance, romance, hopes, society, social differences ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Moondance (1994)
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: emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, love triangle, fall in love, romance, siblings relations, teenage life, family relations, friends, parents and children, love and romance, young lovers ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, africa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Feast of Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. It is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love, infidelity, drug use, wedding, marriage proposal, romance, couple relations, love and romance, looking for love, love affair, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
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Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, starting over, haunted by the past, fall in love, death in the family, romance, family problems, family relations, murder, guilt, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: realistic, sincere, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: hitchhiker, pregnancy, couples, destructive relationship, couple relations, love affair, starting over, society, human nature, domestic violence, youth, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, india, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Grind (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a drag-racing, hard-luck parolee moves in with his brother in hopes of that ever-elusive fresh start in life, he's sure to be warm for the form of his brother's bored young wife. Things only get worse when he tries to turn a quick ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: infidelity, insurance, drag racing, hitchhiking, crumbling marriage, love and romance, family in crisis, society, starting over, siblings relations, crimes, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, love affair, infidelity, social differences, romance, couples, society, prejudice, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Love in Thoughts (2004)
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: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: love triangle, gays and lesbians, poet, friendship, student, pistol, gay, lake, suicide, betrayal, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, post world war one, pre world war two
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Lovin' Molly (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys; straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who consistently refuses to marry either of them.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, farm, widow, love and romance, romance, couple relations, fall in love, friends, couples, small town life, small town ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 20s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Late August, Early September (1998)
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, psychological, emotional, serious, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, love and romance, couple relations, romance, human nature, couples, drinking, depression, betrayal, teenage girl, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Flirt (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Japan). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other people involved, an ex-partner and someone else in a ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, romance, nothing goes right, gays and lesbians, gender, ultimatum, couples, dishonesty, betrayal, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: new york, japan, europe, usa, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Telling You (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two college graduates who find themselves stuck behind the counter of a pizza parlor while their friends move on struggle to find a new direction for their lives.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: college, friendship, twentysomething life, workplace situations, down on your luck, lifestyle, friends, couples, partners, youth, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Friends of painter Jean-Baptiste Emmerich gather at a Paris railroad station for a four-hour journey to Limoges, where Emmerich wanted to be buried. The dozen travelers include art historian Fran├žois and his lover Louis, who develops an interest in ...
Style: realistic, talky, psychological, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, love and romance, contests and competitions, dealing with death, couple relations, haunted by the past, friends, gender, midlife crisis, transvestism, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, cambodia, egypt, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, parents and children, immigrants, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, romance, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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XX/XY (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of ...
Style: psychological, humorous, touching, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, college, love triangle, haunted by the past, buddies, love and romance, couple relations, sex, passion, break up, threesome ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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American Son (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of a young Marine, fresh from Camp Pendleton, who is forced to confront the complexities of adulthood and a volatile home life during a four-day Thanksgiving leave.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: thanksgiving, coming of age, family gatherings, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, friends, family relations, soldier, estrangement, self discovery, homecoming, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Charlotte Sometimes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Michael, a young mechanic, is forced to choose between a daring tryst with an alluring stranger and the habitual comfort of his bittersweet obsession: his beautiful young roommate.
Style: sexual, sexy, gloomy, erotic, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, relationship vs career, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, fall in love, romance, singleness, infidelity, youth, breakup ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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