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Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
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Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Original name: 山楂树之恋
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 divide and parental disapproval, romance blooms against turbulent times.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, social differences, youth, revolution, true love, romance, love and romance, fall in love, society, unfulfilled love, village, young lovers, abortion, re-education, unfulfillment, bittersweet, woman
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: china, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, fall in love, young lovers, unfulfillment, couples and forbidden love mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Under the Hawthorn Tree: Liar's Moon (1981), The Classic (2003), Romeo and Juliet (1968), What the Day Owes the Night (2012), Romeo & Juliet (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Liar's Moon (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Matt Dillion In East Texas, the summer after high school, Jack falls in love with Ginny, the daughter of the town's banker (Jack's mom's high school sweetheart). Ginny's been at boarding school; she's headed for Vassar. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, teenage love, single parent, romance, young lovers, youth, coming of age, society, love and romance, family relations, couples, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa
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100%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sweet, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, romance, family feud, young love, unfulfillment, love and romance, parents and children, fall in love, true love, shakespeare, love story ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
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 ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: young lovers, true love, teenage love, romance, friendship, youth, political unrest, love and romance, friends, revolution, society, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, young lovers, star crossed lovers, true love, family feud, tragic love, love and romance, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, family relations, shakespeare ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 425
Nuts for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: En 1975, unos meses antes del comienzo de la dictadura militar argentina, Alicia y Marcelo se conocen en un concierto de Sui Géneris. El amor surge inmediatamente entre ellos, pero el retorno del novio de Alicia provoca la separación. En 1982, en ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: social differences, lovers reunited, reunion, love affair, state affairs, politics, love and romance, couples, romance, unfulfilled love, destiny, political unrest ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Wuthering Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A musical version of the classic story set in the modern day.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage life, love affair, love triangle, social differences, young lovers, opposites attract, couples, forbidden love, infidelity, youth, tragic love, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
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Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, romance, young lovers, love, college, class differences, terminal illness, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, paris france, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 485
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, sexy ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
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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, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, lovers reunited, unfulfilled love, love affair, road not taken, small town, fall in love, reunion, teenage love, forbidden love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.8
 797
Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small ...
Style: psychological, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, hopes, human nature, family problems, couple relations, romance, unfulfilled love, couples, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Romeo and Juliet (2014)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad take on the title characters in a modern adaptation of the timeless classic, Romeo and Juliet. This Broadway stage production is being broadcast in movie theaters.
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, realistic, romantic
Audience: date night
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, tragic hero, parents and children, true love, family relations, young lovers, tragic love, couples, romance, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.5
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Umrao Jaan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bollywood film about the famous courtesan of the title. Aishwarya Rai stars in the lead role. The film is directed by J.P. Dutta and also stars Shabana Azmi, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Divya Dutta, Himani Shivpuri and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: courtesan, social differences, forbidden love, life is a bitch, society, prostitute, romance, impossible love, destiny, curses spells and rituals, bollywood, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tells the story of Fisher Willow, the disliked 1920s Memphis débutante daughter of a plantation owner with a distaste for narrow-minded people and a penchant for shocking and insulting those around her. After returning from studies overseas, Fisher ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, gloomy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, plantation, forbidden love, family relations, dishonesty, betrayal, couples, power relations, romance, love and romance, rebellion, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 15K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, leukemia, couple relations, life & death, fall in love, unfulfillment, social differences, parents and children, human nature, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.8
 518K
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, love triangle, lovers reunited, love affair, social differences, young lovers, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 196
David & Fatima (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of Romeo and Juliet in Jerusalem involving a Palestinian woman and an Israeli man.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: forbidden love, against the odds, unlikely couple, opposites attract, social differences, religions or cults, couples, love and romance, romance, society, young lovers, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Architecture 101 (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Seung Min was on his first year at the Academy of Architecture, he met Seo Yeon. She was a musician student, and Seung Min totally fell in love with her. Years have passed, and now he meets Seo Yeon again - she asks him to rebuild her ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, non-linear
Plot: architect, young lovers, unfulfilled love, romance, youth, unfulfillment, bittersweet, love and romance, snobbism, flashback
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Loving Hurts You (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Renata is a young high-class girl and Ulises is a poor guy. They both fall in love, but they must fight against everyone, specially Renata's rich parents, who want to stop their love by sending her to Canada. The story remarks the difference ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: teenage love, forbidden love, social differences, against the odds, society, young lovers, youth, romance, family problems, parents and children, fall in love, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.9
 7K
Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: obsession, forbidden love, young lovers, mental illness, romance, couples, destructive relationship, teenage life, tragic love, parents and children, coming of age, first love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.2
 637
Sparkhouse (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: The relationship between childhood sweethearts, a farmer's daughter and boy from a rich family, turns tumultuous in this modern interpretation of Wuthering Heights.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, melancholic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: farm, social differences, love affair, romance, family relations, parents and children, unfulfilled love, society, human nature, life is a bitch, young lovers, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Affair (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A crippled lady songwriter meets an older lawyer, who becomes her first love.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, love, lawyer, songwriter, polio, unlikely couple, young lovers, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, romance, love affair ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Growing up in West Sumatra in the 1920s, Hamid and Zainab comes from families from very different social classes. Hamid is poor, while Zainab is wealthy. Hamid receives a scholarship from Zainab’s father and Hamid’s mother works for Zainab’s ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, rich and poor, fall in love, parents and children, teenage life, youth, love and romance, society, romance, religions or cults, islam
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Wuthering Heights (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, family relations, forbidden love, true love, step siblings, orphan, countryside, obsession, siblings relations, adoption, society, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 2K
Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, South Africa, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, fall in love, forbidden love, sikh, couples, soldier, love and romance, romance, society, political unrest, village, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Under the Greenwood Tree (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in a rustic English village in the mid 19th century, Under The Greenwood Tree tells the story of a poor young man who falls for a middle-class schoolteacher and attempts to win her over.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: village life, social differences, forbidden love, wooing, love and romance, fall in love, choir, looking for love, unfulfilled love, romance, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, tragic love, couples, family relations, love and romance, lifestyle, fall in love, looking for love, baby born, diary, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%