Movies like The One That Got Away

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The One That Got Away (2008)
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The One That Got Away (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Joanna, recently divorced, decided to return with her daughter to the town where she was born. There, she confronts the memories of the past when he meets his former lover, now married.
Style: captivating, sentimental, psychological, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: gossip, small town, fish out of water, divorce, romance, homecoming, fall in love, couples, family relations, lawyer, single mother, theft, friendship, love and romance, small town life, single parent, disorder, social relations, bittersweet, extramarital affair, hometown, goth girl, old love, warehouse, child custody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to The One That Got Away

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, family relations, couple relations and small town mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The One That Got Away: Dear Viola (2014), Class (2010), Wonderful Town (2007), Daniel's Daughter (2008), Hitched for the Holidays (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dear Viola (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kellie Martin plays an accountant who submits a reply to a "dear viola" letter to the editor that she works for, as an accountant. She has a real knack for writing to people and getting to the heart of the matter, and soon the whole town ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, emotional, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, romance, media, journalism, fall in love, friendship, columnist, social relations, hidden identity, hopes, letter, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada, usa
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95%
 7.0
 439
Class (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Preppy and wealthy Whitt Sheffield is in his last semester of law school when a professor assigns him to act as an advocate for a young, single mother who needs help finding - and keeping - a job. Whitt, whose snooty father wants Whitt to follow him ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, law student, fall in love, romance, couples, rich and poor, parents and children, society, law school, lawyers and clients, lawyer, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.5
 877
Wonderful Town (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Takua Pa is a small town in the South of Thailand. Ever since the tsunami, people have lost their jobs and remember better times in the past. One day a stranger comes to town. His name is Ton, he is an architect. He rents a room in a small hotel ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: tsunami, love affair, romance, couples, fall in love, social relations, hotel, small town, seaside town, secret, small town life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Daniel's Daughter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a woman learns that her father has passed away, she must confront the past (and the town) she left behind.
Style: serious, touching, psychological, realistic, emotional
Plot: death in the family, fall in love, romance, self discovery, haunted by the past, last wish, family relations, small town life, love and romance, homecoming, social relations, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: realistic, captivating, emotional, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, romance, fall in love, couples, family relations, holiday, family gatherings, couple relations, love and romance, singleness, pretend relationship, hanukkah
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Finding Christmas (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mother Ryan has just about given up on dating after her divorce, happily accepting her young son as the most important man in her life. That all changes when Ryan's brother Owen, also feeling unlucky in love after a bad breakup, swaps ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, captivating, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, fall in love, couples, single parent, family relations, looking for love, romance, ex girlfriend, christmas dinner, songwriter, advertising agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Back to You and Me (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dr. Syd has a good practice in the big city but a bad day when her terminal patient finally passes away. Her surgeon boyfriend, who has been sarcastically nick named "Mr. Personality" and "Settle For" by Syd's best friend ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching
Plot: high school reunion, starting over, fall in love, couple relations, homecoming, couples, estrangement, romance, doctor, small town, small town life, ex-lover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Messages from the Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A man witnesses the drastic changes in society as he goes back to the Alexandria of his youth.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: society, fall in love, romance, prostitute, homecoming, unfulfillment, speech impediment, friendship, bittersweet, love and romance, misfit, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eight people try to end their loneliness by searching for that one person to love, who can make their life complete.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, friends, love affair, wooing, couple relations, couples, looking for love, urban, love and romance, taiwanese, loneliness
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
What I Did for Love (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Call him a city slicker. Call him a tenderfoot. But don't call him a member of the family--yet. Rising L.A. lawyer James White is going home for the holidays with his fiancée, Sadie Ryder, to finally meet her family in rural Pine Gap. After ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, meet the parents, farm, win over, family relations, couples, family life, wedding, fish out of water, parents and children, lawyer, father in law son in law relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, touching, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love affair, romance, fall in love, couples, friends, police officer, haunted by the past, dating, amnesiac, couple relations, love and romance, mobile phone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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57%
 5.2
 1K
See Girl Run (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: What happens when a 30-something woman allows life's "what ifs" to overwhelm her appreciation for what life actually is. Disregarding her current obligations, she digs into her romantic past in hopes of invigorating her present.
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, unfulfillment, small town, ex lover, love and romance, family relations, thirtysomething life, dull life, small town life, crumbling marriage, walking a dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 1K
War Bride (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Anna Friel stars in classy wartime drama The War Bride. She plays Lily, an orphan who suddenly finds herself married, with child and living with hostile in-laws in the wilds of Canada.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, culture clash, against the odds, wartime life, love and romance, society, romance, family problems, couples, family relations, homecoming, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, family relations, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, fall in love, looking for love, diary, baby born, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Loving Leah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A handsome Washington, D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake is a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: marriage of convenience, romance, couples, religions or cults, society, death in the family, cardiologist, love and romance, fall in love, family tradition, family relations, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Felix and Meira (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young married woman from Montreal's Orthodox Jewish community finds freedom from the strictures of her faith through her relationship with a young man who is mourning the death of his estranged father.
Style: realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fall in love, unlikely couple, society, religions or cults, infidelity, love story, romance, social differences, friendship, forbidden love, innocence lost, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, venice, montreal quebec, montreal, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Christmas Everlasting (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Christmas is fast approaching and years of long workdays employed at New York’s top corporate law firm are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey will be made partner after the New Year. However, when Alice, her older sister with special needs, ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: holiday, homecoming, love interest, niece, christmas movie, small town, christmas, romance, love, couples, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: love, social differences, parents and children, forbidden love, love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, fall in love, rich and poor, life is a bitch, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: sincere, touching, sentimental, psychological, gloomy ...
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 ⇓
51%
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Diamond Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Denny Montana never looks at Claire. She has been working for him for four years and fallen in love at a distance. When Denny's brother Regan returns to oversee the sale of the family vineyard, Claire and Reganen makes pact. To make Denny ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious
Plot: womanizer, starting over, homecoming, fall in love, love triangle, family relations, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, hopes, siblings relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Cole (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small town youth finds fulfillment and romance in a big city's creative writing course, but feels obliged to sacrifice them when his sister's home life deteriorates in his absence.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial romance, small town, self discovery, interracial relations, social differences, fall in love, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, couples, family problems, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Waiting Room (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two complete strangers, ANNA and STEPHEN, are brought together by chance by an elderly man who waits for his wife on a station platform. Their fateful meeting acts as a catalyst for them to examine and challenge what's going on in their ...
Style: touching, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: romance, love affair, breakup, couples, single parent, friendship, train, family problems, family relations, stranger, chance meeting, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Maria's Lovers (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: romance, soldier, couples, human nature, love affair, fall in love, small town, homecoming, infidelity, wedding, marriage, marital problem ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Lovers' Concerto (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lee Ji-hwan receives photographs in the mail that reminds him of how he met two girls, Shim Su-in and Kim Gyeong-heui, one summer five years ago. He shares his memories with his friend Cheol-hyeon. He recalls initially being in love with Su-in, but ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, friendship, couples, love and romance, friends, love story, couple relations, relationships, romantic relationship, love affair, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Sea Is Watching (2002)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on Akira Kurosawa's final unproduced script, this Edo-period drama takes place almost entirely inside an ocean-village brothel. O-Shin is a young brothel worker who one night helps a young samurai escape from his pursuers. Against the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, samurai, prostitute, looking for love, couple relations, hopes, romance, village, fall in love, unfulfilled love, village life, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Old Fashioned (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, opposites attract, buddies, fall in love, couple relations, couples, introspection, romance, hopes, haunted by the past, small town, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Finn's Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dr. Finn Jeffries plays a new stepmother to her deceased lover's daughter Zelly. She also took over her lover's abortion clinic that is being protested by increasingly violent "pro-lifer's". The movie covers, teenage angst, ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage life, family life, parents and children, human spirit, rebelliousness, family relations, love and romance, youth, romance, hopes, clinic, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Regarding Billy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: After Billy's parents are killed he moves home to care for his little brother Johnny, who is mentally challenged. Together the two struggle through the loss of their parents. Meanwhile, Billy's best friend from childhood, Dean, has moved ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, gender, best friends, love and romance, youth, disability, family problems, couples, gender bending, death in the family, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Cuckoo (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Visually-challenged Tamizh and Suthanthirakodi fall in love with each other, but her self-centred brother wants to marry her off to his friend, which leads to the lovers' separation. Can their love help them find each other?
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, disability, friendship, fall in love, blindness and impaired vision, love story, couples, relationship vs career, journey, unfulfillment, society, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: DeeDee returns to her hometown with her 11 year old son, Trooper, 13 years after she ran off with her boyfriend. Her childhood best friend, Sam, is now married and he and his wife, Lydia, are the town's veterinarians. Lydia is a little wary ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: single parent, adoption, veterinarian, parents and children, social relations, terminal illness, couple relations, life is a bitch, homecoming, couples, small town, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%