Movies and TV shows like Normal People

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Normal People (2020)
 8.5
 42K
Normal People (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 339 min.
TV show
Story: Marianne and Connell weave in and out of each other’s lives in this exploration of sex, power and the desire to love and be loved. Adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel.
Style: affectionate, romantic, touching, melancholic, psychological, thought provoking, social
Plot: star crossed lovers, university, coming of age, small town, school, secret relationship, love story, social misfits, female nudity, male nudity, couple relations, social differences, college, first love, romance, high school, sex scene, swimming pool, athlete, breasts, rugby player, nudity (full frontal - brief), rich woman poor man
Place: ireland, dublin ireland

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Most similar movies to Normal People

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and romantic films and TV series with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, couple relations, love, friendship and fall in love mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Normal People: Keith (2008), Dawson's Creek (1998), Looking for Alaska (2019), Bridgerton (2020), Circle of Friends (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 35K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, first love, teenagers, teen romance, teenage life, high school, terminal illness, romance, love, youth, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 37K
Dawson's Creek (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama television series created by Kevin Williamson which debuted on January 20, 1998, on The WB and was produced by Sony Pictures Television. Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, at EUE/Screen Gems studios ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, captivating, serious
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, small town, coming of age, love triangle, teenage life, high school life, couple relations, self discovery, romance, couples, introspection, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Looking for Alaska (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 426 min.
TV show
Story: A new arrival at a boarding school falls in love with a beguiling female student.
Style: touching, suspenseful, twists and turns, sweet, sentimental ...
Plot: teenager, love, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, youth, destiny, friendship, hopes, boarding school, mystery, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 72K
Bridgerton (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
Style: romantic, sexy, captivating, light, visually appealing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: aristocracy, society, love story, love and romance, marriage, eligible bachelor, sex scene, brother sister relationship, sister sister relationship, couple relations, love, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Doctor Zhivago (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 226 min.
TV show
Story: Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is still married when he meets Lara. Their love story is unfolding against ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, russian revolution, missing person, infidelity, betrayal, rebelliousness, rebellion, couple relations, love triangle, romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 327 min.
TV show
Story: Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.
Style: romantic, stylized, witty, clever, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: jane austen, opposites attract, love and romance, romance, aristocracy, fall in love, couple relations, prejudice, looking for love, british, countryside, unlikely couple ...
Time: victorian, 18th century, victorian era, 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, teen drama, date night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, true love, romance, first love, fall in love, teen romance, terminal illness, teenage life, teenager, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
TV show
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, touching, family saga, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, couple relations, catholic priest, clergy, destiny, older man younger woman relationship, hopes, love and romance, priest, catholic church, romance ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 30s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: australia, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 9K
Love 101 (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: While trying to make their teacher fall for a basketball coach, four misfits and a model student find friendship, love and the courage to be themselves.
Style: touching, romantic, captivating, feel good, visually appealing
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school sweetheart, schoolgirl, first love, romance, school, friendship, teenager, love, female teacher, love and romance, outcast, couples ...
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Something in the Rain (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: Explore the relationship of two people as they go from being “just acquaintances” to “a genuine couple” — Yoon Jin Ah, a coffee shop supervisor in her 30s, and Seo Joon Hee, a designer at a video game company who has just returned from ...
Style: dorama, sentimental, sweet, romantic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: asian, romance, relationships, caress, love, love story, love and romance, older woman younger man relationship, asian man, east asian woman, unsupportive parent, young love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 39
Echoes (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Echoes is an American si-fi drama miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Maeve Binchy. It was produced for Channel 4 by Working Title Films in association with RTÉ.
Style: mysterious
Plot: manhunt, time travel, school, university, pregnancy, obsession
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Meteor Garden (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An ordinary girl is admitted to the most prestigious school in the country where she encounters F4, an exclusive group comprised of the four wealthiest and handsomest boys in the school - Dao Ming Si, Hua Ze Lei, Xi Men and Mei Zuo.
Style: romantic, sweet, sincere, light, lyrical ...
Audience: student film
Plot: love hate relationship, school, romance, chinese, youth, looking for love, envy, friendship, friends, love hate, university, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 11K
Felicity (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Felicity Porter decides to follow her long time crush to college in New York City.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: college, love triangle, love and romance, adulthood, couples, college life, looking for love, coming of age, romance, youth, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 5K
Howards End (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The social and class divisions in early 20th century England through the intersection of three families - the wealthy Wilcoxes, the gentle and idealistic Schlegels and the lower-middle class Basts.
Style: psychological, romantic, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: class differences, wealthy family, sister, house, society, love affair, couple relations, couples, love and romance, love, family, middle class ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Girl with Green Eyes (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Catholic-Irish farm girl Kate, along with her gregarious best friend Baba, moves to Dublin to pursue a more exciting life.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, coming of age, youth, family relations, singleness, suburban life, small town, love affair, love triangle, suburbs, couple relations, countryside ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Run of the Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Irish lad (Matt Keeslar) who fled from his oppressive, widowed father (Albert Finney) falls for a girl (Victoria Smurfit) from an affluent family.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, coming of age, ira, family relations, politics, father son relationship, strained relationship, police officer, countryside, romance, single parent, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Lady Chatterley (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 205 min.
TV show
Story: Lady Constance Chatterley is married to the handicapped Sir Clifford Chatterley, who was wounded in the First World War. When they move to his family's estate, Constance meets their tough-yet-quiet groundskeeper, Oliver Mellors. Soon, she ...
Style: serious, sexual, gloomy, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: master and servant, infidelity, sexual awakening, family problems, paralysis, social differences, love affair, couple relations, countryside, erection, power relations, society ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Brideshead Revisited (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 659 min.
TV show
Story: In this eleven parts British television serial, Charles Ryder's involvement with members of the aristocratic Marchmain/Flyte family is followed throughout the years between the two World Wars.
Style: emotional, clever, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, romance, aristocracy, family relations, mistress, catholicism, self discovery, couple relations, siblings relations, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: oxford university, venice, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
When Calls The Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Elizabeth Thatcher, a young school teacher from a wealthy Eastern family, migrates from the big city to teach school in a small coal mining town in the west.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, entertaining ...
Plot: teacher, upscale, small town, lifestyle change, character change, christianity, social relations, instructor, female protagonist, power relations, diary, belief ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 32K
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, young love, terminal illness, unfulfillment, hopes, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, boston, paris france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, waitress, desert, single mother, bittersweet, love and romance, youth, life is a bitch, romance, betrayal, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 1K
Fanny Hill (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Orphaned by smallpox, young Lancashire country lady Fanny Hill cheerfully accepts her friend Esther Davies's offer to join the London 'working girls' with Mrs. Brown, a madam who recruits her as charmingly fresh enough to wait, ...
Style: touching, serious, romantic, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: true love, prostitute, life is a bitch, love affair, society, social differences, rich and poor, fall in love, sexism, lovers apart, maid, sexual content ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.3
 1K
The Playboys (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: love, circus, sin, fall in love, small town, small town life, romance, society, pregnancy, social relations, human nature, jealousy ...
Time: 50s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Secret Life of Words (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Ireland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A touching story of a deaf girl who is sent to an oil rig to take care of a man who has been blinded in a terrible accident. The girl has a special ability to communicate with the men on board and especially with her patient as they share intimate ...
Style: touching, melancholic, compassionate, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: factory worker, friendship, factory, haunted by the past, nurse, oil rig, understanding, couple relations, human nature, depression, disability, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
On the Way to the Airport (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Can women and men stay just as friends? Both Choi Sua and Seo Dou are married, but not to each other. The relationship between the two is interesting. They are definitely not a couple. They are not friends, either. Yet, they are involved in each ...
Style: touching, emotional, romantic, melancholic
Plot: romance, husband wife relationship, female friendship, infidelity, adultery, extramarital affair, divorce, dysfunctional marriage, couple relations, family in crisis, family life, love triangle ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 641
Sparkhouse (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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 ⇓
34%
 6.0
 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, romantic, touching, 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, doctors ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
All the Real Girls (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a small North Carolina town, Paul, a womanizer, meets Noel, a confused intellectual returning home for the first time in years since she left for boarding school. The film depicts the typical romance of a good girl and a bad boy, in an ...
Style: contemplative, sincere, touching, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, small town, regret, romance, crumbling relationship, introspection, human nature, couple relations, infidelity, virginity, mechanic, clown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, southern usa, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 551
First Love (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Golden-haired college soccer player William Katt falls hard for campus beauty Susan Dey, despite the fact that she's the mistress of an older, married attorney.
Style: touching, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: college, love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), fall in love, college life, starting over, school, idealism, youth, hopes, romance, coming of age ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%