Movies like An American Affair

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An American Affair
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, teenager Adam Stafford (Cameron Bright) becomes obsessed with his new neighbor, Catherine Caswell (Gretchen Mol), a divorcée and free spirit. Stafford spies on Caswell as she meets with strange men, and, despite the warnings of his conservative parents, he begins working for her as a gardener. Amid rumors of her affair with President Kennedy, the two become close, but political intrigue surrounding her acquaintances soon infringes on their friendship.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, clever, sentimental, political drama
Plot: unlikely couple, intrigue, forbidden love, coming of age, love affair, love and romance, lsd, white house, president, cia, teenager, politics, murder, couples, friends, head of state, young heroes, friendship, fall in love, romance, playboy, corruption, obsession, conspiracy, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
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532 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about friendship, society, youth, love and romance, friends, family relations and couples mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like An American Affair: The '60s (1999), Scent of a Woman (1992), Rambling Rose (1991), Eden (1996), Carnal Knowledge (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The '60s
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Duration: 172 min.
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Rambling Rose
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
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Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sexy, dramatic ...
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Country: USA
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Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
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Commander in Chief
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Country: USA
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Style: clever, serious, realistic, talky, sincere ...
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Between Two Women
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
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The Dream Catcher
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, touching ...
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Swimming
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
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Time: 90s
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Jacknife
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy, dramatic ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Country: USA
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Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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Raggedy Man
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, friendship, divorce, single parent, loneliness, relationships, parents and children, mentor, radio, adolescence, small town life, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
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Good Will Hunting
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, intellectual, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: genius, mathematics, prodigy, character study, life philosophy, existentialism, teachers and students, harvard, rags to riches, complex characters, university, professor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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Lebanon, Pa.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, road not taken, small town life, small town, coming of age, wooing, americana, culture clash, death in the family, teenage life, dull life, hopes ...
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Place: pennsylvania, usa
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The Wanderers
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The streets of the Bronx are owned by 60’s youth gangs where the joy and pain of adolescence is lived. Philip Kaufman tells his take on the novel by Richard Price about the history of the Italian-American gang ‘The Wanderers.’
Style: serious, realistic, rough, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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Wild Reeds
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, reflective, sincere ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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My Family
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
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Time: 20s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1920s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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Country: USA
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Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa
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    User:   42%
 
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