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The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017)
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The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Over the course of 12 years, and three stages of life, Sidney Hall falls in love, writes the book of a generation and then disappears without a trace.
Style: lyrical, meditative, captivating, melancholic, non-linear, interesting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: writers, disappearance, abusive parent, investigator, best friends, girlfriend, publisher, classmate, arson, hallucination, fire, recovery, flashback, literary agent, hospitalized person, cheating, elevator, statutory rape, murder, trapped in an elevator, flash forward, impersonating a police officer, novel, search, book burning ...
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, writers, storytelling, love and flashback mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Vanishing of Sidney Hall: The Family Fang (2015), The Spectacular Now (2013), Lantana (2001), The Secret in Their Eyes (2009), Flourish (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Family Fang (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared.
Style: captivating, sincere, light, humorous, whimsical
Plot: sibling relationship, disappearance, parent grown child relationship, brother sister relationship, happy ending, dysfunctional family, police, family relations, couples, incest, childhood trauma, performance art ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, first love, youth, adolescence, teenage love, high school life, shyness, suicide, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1991, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenager, teenage love, first love, teenage life, youth, high school, couples, romance, family relations, love and romance, classmate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey, california, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.2
 20K
Lantana (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued with grief over the murder of her daughter, Valerie Somers suspects that her husband John is cheating on her. When Valerie disappears, Detective Leon Zat attempts to solve the mystery of her absence. A complex web of love, sex and deceit ...
Style: emotional, psychological, suspenseful, serious, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, mystery, divorce, adultery, police investigation, therapist, sexuality, lust, cheating, betrayal, jealousy, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, tense, dark, twist ending ...
Plot: investigation, rape, investigator, murder, lawyer, evidence, serial killer, revenge, justice, mystery, obsession, suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, year 1974, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, south america, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 4.6
 626
Flourish (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A tutor recounts a frantic night that culminated in a 16-year old girl's disappearance. Unfolding in front of a video camera direct from a psychiatric ward, Gaby Winters (Jennifer Morrison) recalls a dreadful babysitting job that sent her on a ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, mystery, disappearance, abduction, investigation, murder, youth, eccentric family, mind game, crimes, amateur detective, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.9
 157K
Before Midnight (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 109 min.
Story: We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.
Style: philosophical, meditative, cerebral, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: couple relations, summer vacation, marriage, romance, hotel room, midlife crisis, hotel, love, writers, hopes, existentialism, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, paris france, chicago illinois, mediterranean sea, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
All the Bright Places (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Violet Markey and Theodore Finch, who meet and change each other’s lives forever. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they come together, discovering that even the smallest places and moments can mean ...
Style: romantic, uplifting, sweet, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: teenager, interracial romance, teen romance, coming of age, love affair, teenage crush, traumatic experience, destiny, teenage love, love story, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, psychological trauma ...
Time: contemporary
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 7.8
 197K
Little Women (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Style: romantic, melancholic, sentimental, sweet, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing
Plot: sister sister relationship, writers, sisters, love, female protagonist, generosity, women's rights, american civil war, mother daughter relationship, friendship, coming of age, relationships ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: paris france, massachusetts, new york, france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.0
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The Words (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his ...
Style: suspense, thought provoking, touching, inspirational, intellectual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: writers, writer's life, aspiring writer, literature, guilt, romance, white male black female relationship, love, love story, survival, relationships, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, post world war two, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
This Thing with Sarah (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A free-spirited surf instructor volunteers herself as a strictly sexual - or so she thinks - rebound for a heartbroken, down and out writer.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: romance, couples, down on your luck, writers, love, friendship, porn, love and romance, surfing, beach
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Chateau Meroux (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Marla Sokoloff of ”The Practice” stars as Wendy, a smart single woman in the big city who’s never been able to find a good job or decent relationship. But when her estranged father dies, Wendy suddenly inherits a beautiful – yet struggling ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, light, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, family business, workplace, best friends, fall in love, cooking and food, family relations, countryside, parents and children, competition, relationships, vineyard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.
Style: witty, melancholic, touching, clever, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sex, infidelity, prostitution, seduction, women, pimp, love affair, writers, family problems, male escort, open marriage, adultery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, pasadena california, santa monica california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.2
 103K
Broken Flowers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.
Style: road movie, melancholic, atmospheric, emotional, touching ...
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, single parent, self discovery, nudity (full frontal - brief), travel, existentialism, illegitimate son, haunted by the past, quest, anonymous letter, flowers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, tokyo, sweden, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.1
 32K
Julieta (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, USA, Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film spans 30 years in Julieta’s life from a nostalgic 1985 where everything seems hopeful, to 2015 where her life appears to be beyond repair and she is on the verge of madness.
Style: emotional, melancholic, thought provoking, sexy, sentimental ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, loneliness, guilt, depression, childhood, female nudity, death of husband, mother daughter estrangement, psychology, sex, autobiography, suicide ...
Time: 2010s, 80s, 90s
Place: spain, galicia, madrid, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 112K
Talk to Her (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Style: psychological, sexy, surreal, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: rape, friendship, tragic love, hospital, suicide, obsession, tragic event, coma, female nudity, loneliness, sex, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, latin america, madrid, europe, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
Style: philosophical, melancholic, meditative, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, coming of age, buddhist monk, existentialism, isolation, guilt, life, meditation, buddhist, monk, solitude, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.5
 132K
The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France, Canada, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, captivating, touching, depressing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: suicide, depression, mental illness, lesbian, writers, bipolar disorder, aids, writer's life, literature, suicidal, housewife, lesbianism ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 50s, 21st century ...
Place: new york, england, california, los angeles, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.7
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Amy Foster (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for ...
Style: scenic, romantic, captivating, touching, sexy ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, countryside, social differences, fall in love, human nature, sea, society, sea disaster, romance, prejudice, life philosophy, bullying ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, wales, cornwall, poland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Elizabeth Is Missing (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Maud's best friend Elizabeth has disappeared, but as she tries to solve the mystery, dementia threatens to erase all the clues, giving the search a poignant urgency.
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: senior citizen, missing person, alzheimer's disease, dementia, flashback, disappearance, forgetfulness, uncover truth, old woman, girlfriend, sister, mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
A Small September Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A beautiful girl who has everything. Charming, playful, in her own words: 'too joyful to fall in love.' A sudden car crash, and her heart stops for a few minutes. When she wakes up, everyone assures 'every-thing's alright.' ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: memory loss, true love, romance, amnesia, accident, fall in love, couples, love and romance
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Answers to Nothing (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Against the backdrop of a missing girl case, lost souls throughout Los Angeles search for meaning and redemption and affect each other in ways they don't always see.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, disturbing
Plot: missing child, single parent, redemption, police detective, family problems, family relations, introspection, couples, couple relations, kidnapping, infidelity, self loathing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.2
 2K
Uncle John (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Uncle John revolves around the struggle to keep a mysterious disappearance unsolved
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, crimes, homecoming, unlikely criminals, social relations, disappearance, manipulation, small town, small town life, under the surface, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Nora Roberts' Tribute (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former child star buys her grandmother's house to rescue it from ruin but her hope for serenity is soon eclipsed by haunting dreams of her famous grandmother, who died of a supposed overdose in the house more than 30 years ago.
Style: serious, sentimental, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: haunted by the past, love and romance, overdose, neighbor, grandmother, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, lifetime, mysticism, love affair, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950s, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
Style: emotional, meditative, breathtaking, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, culture clash, romance, prejudice, justice, murder mystery, forbidden love, fisherman, betrayal, jury ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: washington state, japan, seattle, pearl harbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Great Expectations (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sexy, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: artist, childhood, art, destiny, romance, love, fall in love, social differences, inheritance, painting, stranger, understanding ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 80s, 18th century, 90s ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.1
 2K
Quid Pro Quo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A semi-paralyzed radio reporter is sent out to investigate a story that leads him into an odd subculture and on a journey of disturbing self-realization.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: paraplegic, disability, paralysis, doctors and patients, switching roles, obsessive quest, mother daughter relationship, disappearance, mental illness, forgiveness, blind date, art ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
She Loves Me Not (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A reclusive novelist struggles to find romance and meaning in his life despite disastrous and comedic circumstances.
Style: humorous, captivating, romantic, entertaining, light ...
Plot: writers, fame, isolation, love and romance, alcoholic, mansion, recluse, couples, estate, romance, jealousy, muse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.9
 3K
Gabbeh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An elderly couple go about their routine of cleaning their gabbeh (a intricately-designed rug), while bickering gently with each other. Magically, a young woman appears, helping the two clean the rug. This young woman belongs to the clan whose ...
Style: melancholic, lyrical, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, solitude, happy ending, lifestyle, village, family life, couple relations, romance, couples, love affair, forbidden love, village life ...
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Princess and the Warrior (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Her first encounter with ex-soldier and drifter Bodo has a lasting impact. He causes an accident in which he provides first aid, Sissi wonders if he may be ...
Style: philosophical, emotional, artsy, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: destiny, opposites attract, romance, obsession, bank robbery, coincidence, love story, relationships, fall in love, criminal heroes, love and romance, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, australia, europe, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%