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 enigmatic films with plots about love and romance, couples, drinking, death, drink, cigarette smoking and sex 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), The Great Gatsby (2000). 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: clever, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, couples, family relations, celebrity culture, parents and children, artists and showbiz, romance, haunted by the past, society, betrayal ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
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: thought provoking, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: journalism, politics, justice, apartheid, racism, political unrest, social decay, society, hopes, fall in love, state affairs, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996, year 1995
Place: africa, south africa, florida, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, friendship, small town, coming of age, love triangle, train, car accident, night, dancing, couples, betrayal, small town life ...
Time: 80s, year 1965
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, couples, terminal illness, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, city life, introspection, urban, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, gloomy, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: tragic love, infidelity, obsession, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, society, lifestyle, social differences, love triangle, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, oxford university, yale university
⇓ 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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, couple relations, rich and poor, power relations, romance, betrayal, death, dishonesty, fall in love, rise to the top, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, love triangle, lovers reunited, family problems, couples, love affair, couple relations, unfulfillment, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, psychological, gloomy, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, soldier, voyeurism, orphan, sexual abuse, when the parents are away, elderly lovers, siblings relations, dangerous attraction, love and romance, life is a bitch, family relations ...
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, love affair, couples, fall in love, romance, society, unfulfilled love, father daughter relationship, secret, adultery, extramarital affair ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, cornwall, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, love triangle, fall in love, 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 ⇓
55%
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, realistic, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, photographer, waitress, friendship, womanizer, mistress, invasion, love triangle, artist, communism, surgeon, fondling ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: switzerland, central europe, europe, usa, 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, psychological, serious ...
Plot: seduction, waitress, pizza, obesity, small town, workplace, jealousy, love and romance, parents and children, society, introspection, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: gloomy, sexual, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: coming out, youth, love triangle, friendship, racism, betrayal, love and romance, sexual relations, best friends, teenage love, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, algeria, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, opposites attract, society, social differences, introspection, couple relations, hopes, interracial relations, romance, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
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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, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: friendship, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, dealing with death, romance, friends, family relations, haunted by the past, couples, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ 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: sexual, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, love triangle, youth, coming of age, young lovers, teenage love, family business, countryside, friends, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, africa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 4K
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: stylized, erotic, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: love, politics, gift, jail, composer, pianist, romance, opposites attract, social differences, society, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, africa, europe, rome italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, emotional, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, human nature, friends, unfulfillment, love and romance, hopes, romance, life is a bitch, couple relations, couples, terminal illness ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: psychological, gloomy, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: hitchhiker, pregnancy, youth, domestic violence, self discovery, starting over, couples, love affair, destructive relationship, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, india, norway, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Dandelion (2004)
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, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, dysfunctional family, friendship, teenage love, young lovers, factory, youth, romance, parents and children, young heroes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, washington state
⇓ 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, disturbing, sexual, serious, stylized ...
Plot: love triangle, poet, friendship, gays and lesbians, gay, lake, student, pistol, suicide, youth, betrayal, romance ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, pre world war two, post world war one
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, serious, sincere, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, farm, widow, small town life, couples, friends, romance, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 30s, 20s, 60s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love, adultery, infidelity, heroin, loss of son, traffic jam, dancing, wedding, professor, marriage proposal, drug use ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, gender, ultimatum, betrayal, romance, love and romance, gays and lesbians, nothing goes right, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: new york, europe, japan, asia, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, virginity, honeymoon, funeral, diary, love triangle, extramarital affair, doctor, marriage, cholera, ship ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, post world war one ...
Place: colombia, seaport, caribbean, paris france, latin america
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: college, friendship, couples, partners, down on your luck, romance, twentysomething life, love and romance, workplace situations, youth, friends, lifestyle ...
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, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, contests and competitions, dealing with death, couple relations, love and romance, couples, friends, midlife crisis, gender, haunted by the past, transvestism ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france, egypt, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, friendship, college, betrayal, unfaithful wife, love affair, couples, suburban life, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, unfulfillment, immigrants, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, r&b, estrangement, family relations, isolation, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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