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: apartheid, love triangle, soldier, friendship, romance, friends, love and romance, couples, society, sex, dog, dancing, airplane, thief, children, passion, train, military, violence, civil war, writers, truck, party, hostage, marijuana ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s, 1990s
Place: africa, south africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and emotional films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, infidelity, drinking alcohol, sex and death mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like After the Rain: The Heart of Me (2002), In My Country (2004), The Crossing (1990), Chinese Box (1997), Heavy (1995). 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, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, family relations, love affair, infidelity, betrayal, couples, sister sister relationship, pregnancy, fall in love, society, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
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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: serious, thought provoking, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: apartheid, journalism, interracial relations, african american, politics, social decay, life is a bitch, hopes, society, injustice, racism, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996, year 1995
Place: africa, south africa, chile, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: realistic, serious
Plot: friends, railway, train, car accident, dancing, coming of age, love triangle, friendship, small town, romance, betrayal, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, year 1965
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.2
 3K
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: sexy, atmospheric, visually appealing, confusing, twists and turns ...
Plot: culture clash, death, love, politics, romance, writers, nudity (full frontal - brief), memory, barmaid, new year's eve, abuse, courage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, beijing china, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: realistic, touching, feel good, thought provoking, visually appealing ...
Plot: small town, loneliness, workplace, self discovery, bittersweet, food, hospital, nudity (full frontal - brief), domineering mother, thirty something, rain, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.0
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Picnic (2000)
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: realistic, serious, emotional, tense
Plot: love triangle, social differences, love affair, social relations, couples, fall in love, friendship, society, lifestyle, rivalry, romance, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: realistic, serious, sentimental, light, sincere ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, fall in love, betrayal, friendship, love affair, couples, romance, society, father daughter relationship, adultery, secret, extramarital affair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 90s
Place: england, europe, ireland, london, cornwall ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, sexy, serious, romantic, stylized ...
Plot: love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, betrayal, romance, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, melancholy, marriage, love, greed ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era, 19th century, victorian era, 1920s ...
Place: england, london, europe, venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, erotic, sexual, romantic, philosophical ...
Plot: sex, infidelity, female nudity, love, love triangle, waitress, adultery, voyeurism, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual promiscuity, menage a trois, friendship ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: central europe, czechoslovakia, geneva switzerland, california, switzerland ...
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50%
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: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: love triangle, colonialism, bbc, prince, scandal, orgasm, flashback, breaking the fourth wall, post colonialism, extramarital affair, interracial relations, self discovery ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, kashmir
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
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Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 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, visually appealing ...
Plot: murder, guilt, friendship, family relations, starting over, fall in love, haunted by the past, romance, death in the family, family problems, mother in law son in law relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
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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, realistic, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, romance, interracial relations, racism, drug addiction, love affair, black man white woman relationship, prejudice, infidelity, social differences, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
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: emotional, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: aunt, crimes, infidelity, murder, love triangle, betrayal, romance, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, melancholic, light, intense, touching ...
Plot: male female relationship, infidelity, love triangle, one night stand, friendship, lovers reunited, adultery, adaptation, justice, love affair, couple relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, new york, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 862
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: erotic, sexy, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, lgbt, coming out, homosexuality, gay slur, gay club, gay cruising, lgbtq, betrayal, youth, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, lyon, europe, paris france, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Only Thrill (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small-town store owner with a comatose wife shares a long-term relationship with his seamstress.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: widow, hospital, small town, infidelity, bittersweet, couples, family relations, family problems, social relations, youth, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: talky, stylized, intense, touching, serious ...
Plot: starting over, abusive husband, adolescence, family relations, hitchhiker, human nature, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, domestic violence, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, haiti, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
 1K
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: sexy, erotic, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, sex toy, sex with a minor, twins, sister sister relationship, military base, runaway, drifter, orphan, voyeurism, sexual abuse, age difference ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, sex with sister in law, drag racing, hitchhiking, insurance, family relations, nightshift, society, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: melancholic, talky, emotional, ironic, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, midlife crisis, unlikely friendships, complex characters, couple relations, human nature, love and romance, romance, couples, depression, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: sexy, realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: love triangle, coming of age, irish, absent mother, sibling rivalry, motorcycle, catholic, brother brother relationship, priest, jealousy, rivalry, young love ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, africa, germany
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41%
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, UK, Colombia
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: sexy, emotional, psychological, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, impossible love, romance, letter, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), unlikely friendships, betrayal, multiple storylines, justice, visceral, funeral ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s, 1870s, post world war one ...
Place: colombia, latin america, caribbean, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 470
Now & Forever (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Against a backdrop of clashing cultures, John Myron and Angela Wilson find each other and over the years form a powerful bond. One tragic night, John rescues Angela from a wicked act of betrayal. Faced with its aftermath, Angela flees town, unaware ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, love affair, woman in danger, love triangle, romance, love and romance, couples, infidelity, couple relations, betrayal, spirituality, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, stylized, serious, sexy, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, fall in love, society, love affair, love triangle, obsession, betrayal, romance, bittersweet, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, post world war one, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, long island
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The Christmas Card (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: US Army sergeant Cody Cullen's horror tour in Afghanistan ends when his mate Jonesy is blown to pieces while they deliver medical supplies in Nurestan. Cody is sent home to return private possessions to Jonesy's bride turned widow. On his ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good
Plot: christmas, soldier, love triangle, fall in love, hospital, infidelity, holiday, battles, couples, against the odds, wartime life, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, afghanistan, middle east, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
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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: sentimental, romantic, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love, infidelity, lesbian, friendship, romance, coffee shop, adultery, strong female character, drug use, wedding, marriage proposal, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.4
 768
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college graduate, friendship, college, old friends, friendship between men, flirting, slacker, love and romance, youth, romance, partners, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Niagara, Niagara (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Niagra, Niagra" begins quietly in a drugstore in Poughkeepsie, where Marcie, the film's disarming heroine, likes to shoplift. She literally crashes into Seth, a quiet outsider, also on a shoplifting spree. Marcie invites Seth to ...
Style: melancholic, road movie, intense, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: pharmacy, on the road, road trip, romance, love story, pharmacist, love and romance, couples, couple relations, mental illness, disability, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, new jersey, toronto ontario canada, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 5K
Besieged (1998)
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: erotic, emotional, meditative, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: white male black female relationship, interracial relations, sensuality, love, jail, pianist, politics, social differences, fall in love, society, opposites attract, unrequited love ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, italy, africa, tokyo, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Little Lili (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This film, loosely inspired by Anton Chekov's The Seagull, weaves a story about sex, family and the business of making films. When the young and overly sensitive filmmaker Julien screens his new DV art-film starring his girlfriend Lili ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, sexy, touching ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, filmmaking, love triangle, actor's life, unfulfilled love, obsession, fall in love, couple relations, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brittany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%