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Gift of the Magi (2010)
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Gift of the Magi (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A newlywed couple burdened with economic hardship decides not to exchange Christmas presents to save money over the holidays. Secretly, they make sacrifices to buy the other a special gift.
Style: humorous, serious, realistic
Plot: road not taken, wish come true, optimism, ghost, family gatherings, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, christmas, christmas movie, boy, kiss, father son relationship, christmas tree, gift, christmas lights, christmas eve, christmas decoration, father figure, christmas present

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and emotional films with plots about love and romance, couples, unfulfillment, romance, hopes, love affair and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Gift of the Magi: Anatomy of a Love Seen (2014), Four of Hearts (2013), Tangled 8 (2015), Not Easily Broken (2009), Oliver's Story (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Anatomy of a Love Seen (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: From Writer/Director Marina Rice Bader (Executive Producer Elena Undone, A Perfect Ending) comes this film within a film that explores love in all its painful and messy glory. Six months ago Zoe and Mal fell for each other while filming a love ...
Style: humorous, serious, realistic
Plot: lesbian, rising to stardom, love and romance, romance, couples, lesbian romance, lesbian sex, lesbianism, female nudity, lesbian kiss, film making, breakup
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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95%
 5.1
 106
Four of Hearts (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many couples, April and Derrick feel like the spark is missing from their marriage. With the demands of work and their hectic schedules, they find themselves in a six-month dry spell. Desperate to shake up their love life and rekindle their ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual
Plot: curses spells and rituals, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, couples, swingers, unemployed, jealous husband, open marriage
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.3
 9
Tangled 8 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: People from diverse social backgrounds, races and ages manage grief through its different phases.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, talky
Plot: dealing with death, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, couples
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Not Easily Broken (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A car accident and shifting affections test the bond between a married couple.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, uplifting, sentimental
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, relationship vs career, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, introspection, infidelity, ambition, hopes, family problems, religious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 4.4
 714
Oliver's Story (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Oliver Barrett IV is emotionally devastated by the death of his wife Jenny, and, while he tries to lose himself in his work as a lawyer, the long hours don't ease his pain, especially when he finds that his leftist views conflict with those of ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional
Plot: young lovers, romance, dealing with death, heiress, bereavement, widower, in-laws, opposites attract, starting over, couple relations, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, romance, countryside, love and romance, best friends, parents and children, family business, cooking and food, family relations, workplace, friends, sabotage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Living 'til the End (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Told by a psychic of his imminent death on his next birthday, Jack lives out the year, as a hopeless agoraphobic, until he meets a young woman who slowly coaxes him out of his self imposed bondage.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: dealing with death, impossible love, romance, supernatural romance, estate, destiny, missing child, terminal illness, voyeurism, dull life, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.5
 418
Safe Harbour (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Melissa Gilbert stars in this film adaptation of Danielle Steel's bestselling novel, in which a young girl named Pip and her mother meet an artist on the beach in Safe Harbour, where they have retreated in order to recover from the devastating ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: jealousy, serial killer, embezzlement, romance, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, starting over, haunted by the past, hopes, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Christmas in Conway (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Duncan Mayor decides the perfect Christmas present for his beloved wife, Suzy, is a ride on a real Ferris wheel, set up in their very own back yard. As a young man, it was the perfect place for a wedding proposal. Now, years later, in order to ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: christmas, terminal illness, small town, supportive spouse, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, fall in love, obsession, small town life, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Rashevski's Tango (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adolphe 'Dolfo' Rashevski travels to Israel with grandson Ric, but his brother, orthodox rabbi Samuel 'Shmouel, refuses to come attend their fellow Auschwitz survivor sister Rosa's funeral. Back in their home, the whole ...
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: boarding school, nanny, dealing with death, aging, romance, adoption, anti semitism, boarding school life, death in the family, family gatherings, family in crisis, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Comfort and Joy (2003)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: High-powered single-woman Jane Berry is focused on the important things in life, such as advancing her career and spending a bundle on fashionable shoes. But then a car accident on Christmas Eve changes her forever: Jane wakes up after the crash to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, romance, starting over, looking for love, singleness, custody, memory loss, road not taken, fall in love, love and romance, couples, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 678
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, cafe, unfulfillment, romance, couples, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, down on your luck, wish come true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Not Since You (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A romantic drama about a tight-knit group of college friends who graduated from NYU the year of 9/11 and reunite years later for a weekend wedding in Georgia. Unresolved conflicts and love affairs spark again.
Style: serious, realistic, talky
Plot: introspection, friendship, reunion, couples, friends, human nature, couple relations, love affair, hopes, love and romance, adultery, wedding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.4
 230
Bedrooms (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Bedrooms tells a story about the walls that separate people, the heartbreak and infidelity that's often the result and the redemption that comes from tearing those walls down. The film is told in 4 stories by 3 filmmakers. Three of the stories ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: couple relations, couples, single parent, twins, crumbling marriage, introspection, infidelity, breakup, love and romance, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Simian Line (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Simian Line is an American improvisational film, released in 2001. When Katharine (Lynn Redgrave) throws a party on Halloween, a psychic called Arnita (Tyne Daly) predicts that one of the three couples present at the party will break up by the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, touching
Plot: doubt, prediction, ghost, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, break-up, introspection, infidelity, looking for love, singleness, family gatherings, dull life ...
Time: 20s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Read You Like a Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A magical book transforms all who come into contact with it. Meet Dante, a bookstore manager with a crippling secret; Gina, a customer, who knows everything but love; Zoe, Dante's former lover whose life is falling apart; Norman, the clerk who ...
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: true love, cooking and food, love and romance, assassination attempt, supernatural romance, down on your luck, life turned upside down, dishonesty, couples, collision, cheating, voyeurism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 356
All About Love (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Andy Lau plays a husband who only learns the importance of expressing his tremendous love for his wife when it is too late.
Style: serious, humorous, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: crumbling marriage, dealing with death, love triangle, romance, love and romance, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, love affair, destiny, estrangement, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 452
Only Love (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Two young lovers whose romantic dreams were shattered, are reunited years later in this sweeping story of fobidden love.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy
Plot: cello, brain tumor, insecurity, couple relations, terminal illness, romance, couples, doctors and patients, road not taken, love and romance, unfulfillment, power relations ...
Place: usa, paris france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Hitched for the Holidays (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A couple of single adults agree to pose as each others significant other throughout the holidays to keep their meddling families from harassing them, only to find that their feelings for each other are real.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, romance, holiday, couple relations, singleness, family gatherings, couples, family relations, christmas, hanukkah
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Icharus Broken (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After four years in prison, Bobby is released into a world he no longer recognizes. His exgirlfriend Penny is abusing drugs. Their daughter is in foster care. Bobby's sister is in the process of rebuilding her life after a bad relationship.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: love, addiction, prison, crime, drug abuse, waitress, ghost, convict, romance, hopes, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Until September (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: American tour guide Mo Alexander misses her tour group, and then her flight out of Paris. Stuck in the city of romance, Mo runs into the very suave -- and very married -- Xavier, who attempts to seduce Mo while his family is out of town. His charms ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sexual, realistic
Plot: romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, tour, extramarital affair, seduction, hotel, love affair, love triangle, airplane, lovers reunited, road not taken ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 1K
Redwoods (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Both original and incredibly romantic, Redwoods tells the story of an already-partnered man whose love is tested when a mysterious drifter passes through his small Northern California town.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay relationship, custody, romance, lgbt, breakup, thirtysomething life, gender, love and romance, couples, mentally challenged, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
At the Midnight Hour (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Wealthy widower Richard Keaton engages young widow Elizabeth 'Liz' Guinness as the 4th consecutive nanny for his pre-teen, equally science-devoted son Andrew, with instructions to disturb neither. She learns of mother Alycia's fatal ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, boss and employee, love affair, love and romance, family relations, nanny, dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
American Wake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A musician and a fireman work against certain expectations in order to pursue their respective dreams.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: folk, musician's life, forbidden love, romance, love affair, love and romance, family relations, human nature, moral dilemma, self discovery, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 89
Finding Me (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Faybien Allan has it all going on; he's young, stylish, and knows the importance of being seen with hip friends at NYC's trendiest spots. But beneath the sparkle of his nightlife and his stunning good-looks, is a man buckling under his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: gays and lesbians, self discovery, black lgbt, romance, looking for love, coming out, gender, love and romance, couples, best friends, city life, gender bending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.0
 6K
Love Letter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When exchanging letters two women discover new things about a deceased man they used to know.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, true love, supernatural romance, romance, school, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, haunted by the past, road not taken, love and romance, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: starting over, infidelity, love triangle, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, working class, suburbs, golden years, crumbling marriage, romance, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Frontier of the Dawn (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A celebrity is caught by her husband with a young lover. She ends the relationship, but slowly goes insane and kills herself.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: obsession, tragic love, love and romance, love affair, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, couples, longing, photographer, hallucination, taking a photograph, kiss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.3
 619
My Normal (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: "My Normal" is the story of Natalie, a young lesbian from the Lower East Side, who's struggling to find a balance between her dreams of becoming a film maker and her lifestyle as a dominatrix. Her exotic looks and unconventional ...
Style: sexual, serious, talky, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, dominatrix, lesbian, sex, gays and lesbians, showbiz, lesbian relationship, ambition, gender, hopes, prostitute, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Well-Digger's Daughter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It's the beginning of the WWII. South of France. Patricia, 18, is the oldest daughter of a well-digger, Pascal, who considers her a princess because of her moral qualities. She's kind, devoted. One day, she briefly meets a young man, ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental
Plot: young lovers, romance, love affair, tragic love, countryside, love and romance, soldier, parents and children, pregnancy, wartime life, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%