Movies like Across the Universe

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Across the Universe (2007)
 7.4
 101K
Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing anti-war movement in New York's Greenwich Village. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at home spiral out of control and the star-crossed lovers find themselves in a psychedelic world gone mad.
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, heartbreaking, intense, light, inspirational, surreal, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anti war, freedom, protest, cultural difference, friendship, political unrest, fan, music, romance, love and romance, young lovers, artist, army, student, vietnam war, marijuana, depression, hippie, african american, jealousy, singer, dancer, pimp, police brutality, funeral ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: liverpool, new york, seaport, usa, manhattan new york city, california, greenwich village manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Across the Universe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, dramatic and serious films with plots about dancing, storytelling, dancer, mentor, catastrophe, love and romance and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Across the Universe: Rent (2005), Hair (1979), Purple Rain (1984), The Best of Youth (2003), Nine (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 46K
Rent (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village, New York, USA. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: aids, lesbian, friendship, drug abuse, gay, support group, protest, eviction, musician, lawyer, roommate, poverty ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1989 ...
Place: usa, new york, new mexico, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.6
 32K
Hair (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, War
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: "Hair" is a 1979 musical war comedy-drama film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical "Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" about a Vietnam War draftee, Claude, who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on ...
Style: stylized, offbeat, sentimental, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: hippie, vietnam war, friendship, anti war, commune, skinny dipping, army, rock, idealism, society, social differences, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, new york, manchester england, washington d.c., nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.5
 17K
Purple Rain (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young man with a talent for music meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs.
Style: serious, sentimental, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, love triangle, suicide attempt, aspiring singer, music, musician's life, human spirit, couples, ambition, rock, introspection, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: politics, society, teacher, police brutality, letter, army, musician, corruption, cafe, suicide, interrogation, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 90s, 70s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, norway, palermo italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.8
 41K
Nine (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, filmmaking, memory, midlife crisis, sidewalk cafe, cabaret, femme fatale, designer, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 127K
One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, opposites attract, friendship, social differences, ambition, follow your dream, reunion, best friends in love, unfulfilled love, hopes, couples, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: paris france, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Absolute Beginners (1986)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, witty, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: fashion, racism, photographer, cinderella story, jazz, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, love and romance, figment, relationship vs career, romance, rich and poor ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1958, 80s ...
Place: london, europe, england, mount everest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 112K
Hairspray (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: dream come true, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, teenage love, underdog, dancer, romance, dream, dancing, friendship, dance, racism ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, realistic, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, photographer, waitress, friendship, womanizer, mistress, invasion, love triangle, artist, communism, surgeon, fondling ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: switzerland, central europe, europe, usa, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Pennies from Heaven (1981)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A musical set in the great Busby Berkeley style. In Chicago during the depression, sheet music salesman, Arthur Parker, is trying to sell his products, but it's not easy to convince unwilling music store owners to buy them. Although he's ...
Style: surreal, stylized, sentimental, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, pimp, bank, traveling salesman, marriage, song, great depression, teacher, store, real world, couples, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 468K
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, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, young lovers, love affair, love story, romance, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, social differences, fall in love, loss of loved one ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, love triangle, fall in love, society, obsession, love affair, wealth, millionaire, couples, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 1K
Stonewall (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: gay, friendship, homosexuality, politics, gender, gay pride, raid, drag, transvestism, police raid, gays and lesbians, city life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and ...
Style: gothic, captivating, sentimental, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, fall in love, opera, musician's life, singer, disfigurement, tragic hero, love triangle, love and romance, destructive relationship, prodigy, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, victorian, year 1919, 1870s
Place: france, dungeon, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
God Help the Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eve is a catastrophe—low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls: posh Cass and fastidious James, and together they form a group.
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, sentimental, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, pop music, anorexia, music, music band, friends, musician's life, self discovery, urban, lifestyle, love and romance, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1969, year 1981
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.0
 381K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: sentimental, surreal, offbeat, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, fish, escapades, true love, circus, parents and children, mermaid, adventure, fishing, father son relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: usa, texas, congo, alabama, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Way We Were (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: politics, hollywood, opposites attract, radical, communist, mccarthyism, romance, young lovers, couples, family problems, couple relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 50s ...
Place: new york, usa, california, washington d.c., manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Steal This Movie (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment and inciting of violence they then blame on the Left.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: on the run, environmentalism, injustice, fighting the system, politics, hidden identity, anti war, rise and fall, state affairs, fugitives, life is a bitch, vietnam war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, woodstock, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Age of Adaline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: immortality, love and romance, love story, love, miraculous event, loneliness, romance, impossible love, destiny, single mother, aging, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, year 1937, year 1981, future
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, melancholic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, true love, tragic love, aging, child as adult, hopes, supernatural romance, life philosophy, impossible love, imaginary, age difference, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, atlantic ocean, manhattan new york city, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, sexual, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, love triangle, pregnancy, self discovery, bisexual, tantrum, gays and lesbians, lgbt, friends, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa, new york, woodstock, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, money, couple relations, romance, manipulation, fall in love, infidelity, male female relationship, impossible love, unhappy marriage, art, girl ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, florence italy, italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 250K
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, atmospheric, colourful, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tragic love, terminal illness, jealousy, cabaret, showbiz, seduction, performer's life, nightclub, postmodernism, bohemian life, french, attempted murder ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: paris france, europe, india, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.5
 64K
Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, sentimental, melancholic, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, fame, backstage, singing, show business, african american, music band, ambition, showbiz, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, depressing, offbeat, melancholic ...
Plot: afterlife, suicide, on the road, depression, death, russian, friendship, dealing with death, supernatural, regret, starting over, supernatural romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, loveless marriage, love and romance, crumbling marriage, marriage, doctor, redemption, couples, epidemic, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 168K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: emotional, realistic, stylized, talky, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, nurse, lust, crumbling marriage, couple relations, depression, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, marital problem, truck, dancing, bridge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new york, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.8
 1.6M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, mentally challenged, journey, odd, misfit, tragic love, love and romance, human relationship, fish out of water, society, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
New York, I Love You (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the Upper East Side, towards the Village, ...
Style: talky, realistic, sexy, atmospheric, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, couple relations, city life, fall in love, lifestyle, young lovers, couples, looking for love, young people, old love, love affair, first love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Down in the Valley (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On a trip to the beach, a teenage girl named Tobe meets a charismatic stranger named Harlan, who dresses like a cowboy and claims to be a former ranch hand. The pair feel an instant attraction and begin a relationship, but her father, a lawman, is ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, delusion, cowboy, gas station, psychopath, on the run, drifter, beach, step parent, family disapproval, teenage life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, south dakota, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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