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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: meditative, captivating, lyrical, melancholic, non-linear
Audience: girls' night
Plot: writers, girlfriend, investigator, disappearance, search, novel, best friends, hallucinations, book burning, hallucination, abusive parent, classmate, arson, elevator, cheating, fire, murder, flash forward, publisher, impersonating a police officer, video cassette, flashback, crying, recovery, literary agent ...
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, touching and serious films with plots about love and romance, writers, couples, romance, flashback, love and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Vanishing of Sidney Hall: The Family Fang (2015), Lantana (2001), The Souvenir (2019), Knight of Cups (2015), Little Women (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, high school life, first love, teenagers, adolescence, suicide, high school, teenager, friends ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, light, sincere, humorous
Plot: search, sibling relationship, disappearance, parent grown child relationship, dysfunctional family, happy ending, brother sister relationship, police, family relations, couples, fake blood, performance art ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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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, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, disappearance, jealousy, psychiatrist, divorce, mystery, human nature, dishonesty, unhappy, police investigation, love and romance, marriage crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.4
 9K
The Souvenir (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A shy but ambitious film student falls into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship with a charismatic but untrustworthy older man.
Style: romantic, sweet, disturbing, psychological, captivating
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: filmmaker, student, undressing, love affair, destiny, love, hopes, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, couples, youth ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Knight of Cups (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rick is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. While successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted and confused, he finds temporary solace in the decadent Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to his daily ...
Style: meditative, serious, touching, non-linear, emotional ...
Plot: filmmaking, tarot card, obsession, celebrity, romance, artists and showbiz, looking for love, couples, temptation, multiple storylines, storytelling, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.8
 146K
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: melancholic, sentimental, romantic, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writers, sister sister relationship, sibling relationship, sister, love, friendship, women's rights, generosity, rivalry, romance, jealousy, intrigue ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: new york, paris france, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: suspense, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, investigator, murder, rape, secret, haunted by the past, search, police, evidence, justice, suspect, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, year 1974, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, south america, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Dying Gaul (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A powerful and seductive Hollywood mogul convinces an impoverished West Hollywood writer, whose lover has recently died of AIDS, to sell his autobiographical screenplay for big bucks. The writer, Robert, knows he'll have to make major changes ...
Style: psychological, melancholic, twists and turns, emotional, absurd ...
Plot: gay, grief, writers, family problems, betrayal, aids, love triangle, secret, hollywood, chat room, solitude, tragedy ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, rome italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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The Mystery of Henri Pick (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An editor discovers a novel that she considers to be a masterpiece, in a library whose particularity is to collect the manuscripts refused by the publishers. The text is signed Henri Pick, a Breton pizza maker who died two years earlier.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, disturbing, semi serious
Plot: publisher, manuscript, school teacher, classroom, teacher, writers, widow, loss of job, breakup, novel, book, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: paris france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
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Indignation (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China, Brazil, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1951, Marcus Messner, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with anti-Semitism, sexual repression, and the ongoing Korean War.
Style: intellectual, exciting, stylized, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jewish, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, atheist, romance, jews, existentialism, adolescence, war ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1951, year 1955, 20th century
Place: ohio, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ 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: sentimental, realistic, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, family business, fall in love, best friends, workplace, cooking and food, family relations, parents and children, countryside, competition, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, entertaining, sexy, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, pimp, prostitution, love affair, older woman younger man relationship, family problems, seduction, sex, rejection, vandalism, money problems, women ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, santa monica california, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.8
 565
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: suspenseful, serious, humorous, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, mystery, disappearance, investigation, abduction, teenage life, eccentric family, youth, mind game, crimes, who done it, amateur detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.9
 142K
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: sentimental, atmospheric, meditative, philosophical, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, writers, midlife crisis, hopes, romance, hotel room, summer vacation, friends, relationship vs career, marriage, introspection, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, paris france, chicago illinois, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Flesh and Bone (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Some thirty years after Arlis witnesses his father murdering a family, he runs into Kay, who happens to be the family's baby who was spared. Kay and Arlis suspect nothing about each other, but when his father returns, old wounds are reopened.
Style: psychological, tense, twists and turns, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: murder, fall in love, small town, gambling, crimes, crime, uncover truth, parents and children, love affair, haunted by the past, love and romance, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: touching, humorous, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: romance, couples, down on your luck, writers, love, friendship, love and romance, beach, surfing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.2
 229K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, artsy, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, love of one's life, loneliness, cancer, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.9
 105K
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, emotional, sincere, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: friendship, rape, suicide, tragic love, hospital, coma, obsession, tragic event, ballet, impossible love, self destructing, power of love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, jordan, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: touching, captivating, scenic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: countryside, social differences, fall in love, human nature, society, sea disaster, beautiful scenery, sea, chess, ship, prejudice, xenophobia ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1880s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, serious, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
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Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, washington state, pearl harbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, sincere, touching, disturbing
Plot: missing child, single parent, redemption, police detective, introspection, family relations, family problems, couples, couple relations, kidnapping, self loathing, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.2
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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: touching, sincere, melancholic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: midlife crisis, self discovery, search, old love, couples, lost, existentialism, loneliness, human nature, haunted by the past, culture clash, travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, sweden, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, 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, semi serious, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
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Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.0
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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: thought provoking, serious, emotional, psychological, contemplative ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: writer's life, writers, romance, guilt, ambition, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, life changing experience, lifestyle change, success ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Falling for Vermont (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Bestselling author Angela Young needs to get away from the media circus surrounding her book, but her boyfriend/manager Brad is too busy making deals to listen. Determined to take a break, Angela pulls a disappearing act and drives off to see the ...
Style: romantic, touching, feel good, sweet, sincere
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: amnesia, single father, adaptation, memory loss, family values, male female relationship, fall in love, parents and children, new life, transformation, doctors, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: sweet, uplifting, romantic, touching, sentimental
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teenager, interracial romance, love affair, destiny, love and romance, hopes, couples, reunion, friendship, fall in love, couple relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Last Word (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An odd-but-gifted poet, Evan Merck (Wes Bentley, 'American Beauty') makes his living writing suicide notes for the soon-to-be departed. So when he meets Charlotte (Winona Ryder, 'Girl, Interrupted'), the free-spirited sister of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, romance, writer's life, fall in love, dysfunctional family, family problems, opposites attract, unlikely couple, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz, mountain, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Runaway Romance (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When she’s written out of her show, her relationship and her seemingly perfect life, reality TV star Ann Stanway leaves Hollywood and finds herself marooned in Amish country. But when Ann is taken in by the owner of a nearby Inn, and meets a ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, psychological, disturbing
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Violet Tendencies (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman tries to distance herself from her gay friends in an effort to land a straight boyfriend.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, looking for love, couples, friends, gender, best friends, fashion, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, thirtysomething life, singleness, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%