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, romance, love and romance, society, couples, sex, dog, dancing, soccer, airplane, thief, party, passion, revolution, violence, military, civil war, truck, death, marijuana, hostage, female nudity ...
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, emotional and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, infidelity, death, drinking and sex mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like After the Rain: The Heart of Me (2002), In My Country (2004), The Crossing (1990), Picnic (2000), Ripe (1996). 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, parents and children, society, betrayal, unfulfillment ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, london, 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: journalism, politics, justice, apartheid, social decay, interracial relations, hopes, life is a bitch, injustice, discrimination, society, idealism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, chile, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, small town, friendship, love triangle, coming of age, dancing, night, car accident, train, romance, love and romance, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, year 1965
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, tense
Plot: love triangle, social differences, love affair, society, lifestyle, fall in love, romance, couples, friendship, rivalry, social relations, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: disturbing, realistic, sexual, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, soldier, voyeurism, sexual abuse, siblings relations, military, elderly lovers, love and romance, teenage life, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, family problems, love affair, couples, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, sentimental, serious, light, sincere ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, couples, fall in love, love affair, romance, society, unfulfilled love, father daughter relationship, secret, adultery, extramarital affair ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, cornwall, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, social differences, couples, dishonesty, matchmaking ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, photographer, waitress, breasts, friendship, love triangle, invasion, womanizer, artist, mistress, communism, surgeon ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: central europe, switzerland, usa, europe, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, realistic, gloomy, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: politics, romance, bittersweet, profanity, terminal illness, urban, love and romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, society, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, wealth, millionaire, couples, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: realistic, sexual, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: coming out, youth, friendship, love triangle, betrayal, racism, gays and lesbians, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, best friends, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, algeria, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love, infidelity, wedding, marriage proposal, drug use, romance, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Rebel (1985)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This drama is set in World War II Australia, where an American Marine, Rebel is recuperating from wounds suffered in battle. He is weary of war and is intent on going AWOL and escaping from Australia. He becomes infatuated with a local singer, Kathy ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, nightclub, awol, military, unfulfillment, fall in love, war, tragic love, couples, military life, love triangle, infidelity ...
Time: year 1942
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, sincere, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: diner, seduction, waitress, pizza, obesity, small town, bittersweet, workplace, jealousy, introspection, society, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sentimental, stylized, captivating, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: tragic love, obsession, infidelity, love affair, lifestyle, love triangle, society, social differences, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, yale university, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, crumbling marriage, romance, love affair, family problems, fall in love, couples, estrangement, couple relations, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, russia, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: realistic, sexual, uplifting, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, love triangle, romance, fall in love, love and romance, teenage life, youth, teenage love, countryside, bittersweet, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, germany, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: realistic, serious, clever, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, love triangle, fall in love, romance, love and romance, couples, couple relations, unfulfilled love, obsession, lifestyle, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brittany
⇓ 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: disturbing, stylized, serious, rough, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, gays and lesbians, poet, youth, betrayal, lifestyle, romance, bohemian life, weekend, celebration, friendship between men ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, post world war one, 1920s, pre world war two
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, love triangle, couples, dishonesty, starting over, society, love and romance, crimes, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, UK
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: serious, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, love triangle, diary, funeral, romance, virginity, looking for love, power of love, love and romance, love affair, love letter ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, turn of the century, 1870s ...
Place: colombia, paris france, caribbean, latin america
⇓ 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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, farm, friendship, widow, fall in love, couples, small town life, love and romance, romance, friends, couple relations, small town ...
Time: 60s, 20s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, love affair, infidelity, social differences, society, romance, couples, prejudice, drug abuse, addiction, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: emotional, touching, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, love triangle, woman in danger, love affair, couples, romance, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity, spirituality, betrayal, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: sexy, sincere, captivating, light, contemplative ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, love and romance, unfulfilled love, youth, lifestyle, infidelity, nightclub, auto mechanic, gays and lesbians, love affair, romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, contemplative, serious
Plot: british colonial, self discovery, extramarital affair, bbc, romance, hopes, love and romance, love affair, opposites attract, society, introspection, interracial relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: sentimental, serious, touching, realistic, feel good
Plot: soldier, love triangle, christmas, wartime life, battles, romance, couples, against the odds, holiday, love and romance, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, afghanistan, middle east, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, father in law son in law relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, couple relations, romance, love and romance, human nature, couples, drinking, depression, betrayal, teenage girl, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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