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What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
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What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Original name: Ce que le jour doit à la nuit
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great love story develops between Jonas and Emilie, which is soon unsettled by the conflicts troubling the country.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: young lovers, teenage love, friendship, romance, youth, revolution, friends, love and romance, political unrest, true love, rebellion, society, coming of age
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: algeria

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about love and romance, youth, romance, fall in love, teenage love, coming of age and young lovers mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like What the Day Owes the Night: Christmas (2009), Summer Rain (2006), Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010), For a Handful of Kisses (2014), Falling Like This (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alejandro and Aurora, two young students, leave Santiago and are on their way to spend Christmas with family in Aurora. At the foot of the Andes, the frustrations of Alejandro and Aurora’s doubts about her sexual identity cause tension. The two ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: young lovers, youth, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, introspection, family problems, friends, self discovery, love and romance, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile
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Summer Rain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A coming-of-age tale charting the first loves, lusts and obsessions of friends on vacation at the end of the 1970s.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, buddies, obsession, teenage love, teenage life, best friends, coming of age, romance, youth, society, friends, female masturbation ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe
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Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, social differences, unfulfilled love, fall in love, revolution, romance, love and romance, youth, society, young lovers, village ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia
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86%
For a Handful of Kisses (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Venezuela
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl. A boy. A love story. But also about dreams, fears, life, true love, friendship and how we deal with it. And a secret between them...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, love affair, true love, love and romance, young lovers, looking for love, hopes, dishonesty, fall in love, hiv positive, tragic love, sexual content
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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65%
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Falling Like This (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Falling Like This showcases compelling performances by two young actors, Brian Vaughan and Megan Wilson. Writer/Director Dani Minnick has crafted a compassionate examination of the ragged edge of suburban life as characterized by Boyd, a charming, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, juvenile delinquent, unlikely couple, opposites attract, teenage life, fall in love, love affair, friendship, couples, juvenile delinquency, on the run, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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60%
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Blue (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An introverted schoolgirl falls in love and starts a relationship with one of her classmates. Set in a small seaside town in Japan, the love of her life eventually leaves her for her boyfriend in Tokyo. Kayako Kirishima of the third year at a high ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, couples, romance, youth, love and romance, fall in love, friends, small town, adolescence, heartache, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Heavenly Forest (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The story begins with Makoto Segawa, a freshman at Meikei University. On the day of his university entrance ceremony, Makoto meets a fresh-faced, quirky girl named Shizuru. Makoto has a complex which causes him to shy away from contact with other ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, love triangle, couple relations, university, youth, love and romance, young lovers, romance, couples, student life, death, photograph ...
Place: japan
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54%
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Hey Babu Riba (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1985, four middle-aged Yugoslav emigres return to Belgrade for the funeral of Mariana, their beautiful compatriot. They called her Esther, for Esther Williams, she was the coxswain for their four-man rowing team, and they each loved her. ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, society, politics, coming of age, youth, reunion, haunted by the past, young lovers, teenage life, music band, lifestyle, friendship ...
Time: 50s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
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53%
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The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, non-linear
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, love triangle, society, romance, love affair, family relations, fall in love, young lovers, youth, diary, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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53%
Love is the Word (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, first love, teenager, love and romance, family relations, youth, hopes, parents and children, village, leukemia, teenage love, church ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: holland
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53%
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Together (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Comprised by two love stories: The first story features Donnie Yen as a traffic cop, “Mr. Cool” who never smiles due to a rare disease. He meets and falls in love with Michelle Chen, a patient with amnesia, and spends most of her time looking ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, fall in love, love affair, couples, friends, police officer, haunted by the past, dating, amnesiac, love and romance, couple relations, materialism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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53%
The Empty Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The second film from Aarón Fernández is a Spain-Mexico-France co-production already screened as part of Films in Progress at the 60th edition of the Festival. On the desolate coast of Veracruz, young Sebastián, 17, has to run his uncle's ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, youth, teenage life, seduction, seaside, motel, couples, bittersweet, innocence lost, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
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52%
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One Love (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A summer vacation in the 70s. Lalo and Bruno are teenagers doing nothing on days full of nothing. But on a hot and humid afternoon, and without asking for permission, Lisa arrives smashing more than the letargy of the town. Thirty years later Lisa ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, romance, reunion, teenage love, friends, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, sex scene, jealousy, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 70s, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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The Bag of Flour (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Morocco
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this beautifully-shot epic traces the life of Sarah, from her early years in a Catholic orphanage in 1970s Belgium, through her rebellious, poverty-stricken teens in a village in the Atlas mountains of Morocco.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, rebelliousness, rebellion, youth, society, love and romance, teenage love, discrimination, political unrest, feminism, orphan, little girl ...
Time: 20th century, year 1975, year 1984
Place: morocco, middle east, belgium
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The Summer of Sangaile (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Lithuania, France, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. She meets a girl her age at the summer aeronautical show, nearby her parents' lakeside villa. Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret and in the process finds in her ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: teenage love, self discovery, coming of age, romance, youth, love affair, lesbian relationship, follow your dream, fall in love, countryside, teenage girl, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: lithuania
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The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, romantic, sexy, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, lovers reunited, unfulfilled love, love affair, small town, road not taken, fall in love, reunion, teenage love, forbidden love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
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50%
Christmas in August (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a quiet corner of Seoul, Jung-won runs a small photo studio. A humble shack passed down from his widower father, the studio is a space where Jung-won goes about his daily routine of dealing with fussy customers, enlarging photos of class ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, friendship, fall in love, maid, family relations, tragic hero, single parent, teenage love, tragic love, love affair, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: korea, south korea
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Belle du Seigneur (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: tragic love, romance, love affair, love triangle, infidelity, cheating wife, social differences, society, political unrest, unfulfillment, anti semitism, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe
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The Romantics (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, love triangle, youth, rivalry, best friends, love and romance, romance, friendship, reunion, ex boyfriend, true love, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
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The Dawning (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman in her late teens is caught up in the political unrest of Southern Ireland in the 1920s in this drama that features an excellent cast. Nancy (Rebecca Pidgeon) befriends the pistol packing stranger she dubs Cassius (Anthony Hopkins) ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: political unrest, coming of age, society, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, youth, state affairs, teenage boy, beach, friendship, irish republican army, independence ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: ireland, europe
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46%
Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, small town, romance, coming of age, pregnancy, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
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46%
The Italian Key (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A romantic fairy tale about a 19-year old orphan girl who, as her sole inheritance, gets an antique key that unlocks both an old Italian villa and the secrets of her family history.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, young lovers, youth, love and romance, siblings relations, fish out of water, self discovery, fall in love, romance, social relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
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45%
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So Young (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In the brink of the 90s, 18-year-old Zheng Wei steps into her university life with a hopeful heart for love. She forms a great friendship with her roommates and united as a group, they embark on their university life together. Wei meets Chen ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: lifestyle, fall in love, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, love and romance, university, coming of age, youth, break-up, breakup, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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45%
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The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, love story, true love, power of love, lovers reunited, love triangle, love affair, social differences, young lovers, love at first sight, fall in love ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
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45%
Buddha Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ding Bo (Chen Po Lin) and his friends Nan Feng (Fan Bingbing) and Fei Zao aka Fatso (Fei Long) are a trio of 20-something outsiders who have no intention of sitting exams and getting into universities. When they need a new home, they answer an ad ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: teenage love, rebelliousness, teenage life, best friends, love and romance, romance, rebellion, youth, coming of age, urban, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
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44%
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2 Young (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young boy from a working-class family and a bored young girl from a rich family are falling in love. Soon, she's pregnant and the teenagers have to escape from their disapproving parents.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, on the run, social differences, forbidden love, adolescence vs adulthood, love affair, couples, teenage life, romance, young lovers, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
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44%
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Romeo & Juliet (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Verona, bad blood between the Montague and Capulet families leads to much bitterness. Despite the hostility, Romeo Montague manages an invitation to a masked ball at the estate of the Capulets and meets Juliet, their daughter. The two are ...
Style: romantic, dramatic, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, star crossed lovers, young lovers, true love, tragic love, family feud, love and romance, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, family relations, shakespeare ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe
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50%
My First Time (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Zachary is 20 years old. Dark and independent, he collects amorous conquests and school failure. Sarah is 18 years old. First class, fragile, she fills her emotional gaps with perfect control of his life. Nothing should close and yet, the year of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, high school hunk, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, first love, love and romance, virginity, virgin, teenage life, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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43%
According to Greta (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Greta is a waitress who falls for an ambitious cook at the restaurant where they work. But as their summer romance heats up, she has to overcome the concerns of her grandparents about her boyfriend's criminal past.
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, society, suicide, rebelliousness, rebellion, rebellious daughter, mother daughter relationship, death wish, elderly, diary, summer romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
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43%
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Endless Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
Style: touching, emotional, sexual, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love, teenage love, forbidden love, love and romance, teenage life, couple relations, love affair, teen romance, father daughter relationship, couples, tragic love, lust ...
Place: ireland
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