Movies like Serenades

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Serenades (2001)
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Serenades (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl is born to an Aboriginal mother and an Afgan father.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, interracial relations, human spirit, culture clash, youth, true love, couple relations, parents and children, injustice, life is a bitch, fall in love, hopes, society, pregnancy, family relations, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, tradition, australian aboriginal, love and romance, couples, coming of age, love, prostitute ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: australia, afghanistan

Most similar movies to Serenades

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, family relations, society, couples, romance, fall in love and parents and children mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Serenades: Beneath Clouds (2002), Romeo and Juliet (2014), War Bride (2001), Feast of All Saints (2001), Partition (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Beneath Clouds (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: racism, prison, coming of age, on the road, young heroes, love and romance, life is a bitch, opposites attract, couples, family relations, mother daughter relationship, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia, new south wales
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95%
Romeo and Juliet (2014)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad take on the title characters in a modern adaptation of the timeless classic, Romeo and Juliet. This Broadway stage production is being broadcast in movie theaters.
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, realistic, romantic
Audience: date night
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, tragic hero, parents and children, true love, family relations, young lovers, tragic love, couples, romance, love and romance, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 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, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, culture clash, against the odds, wartime life, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, society, romance, family relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Feast of All Saints (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.
Style: atmospheric, touching, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, human spirit, social differences, parents and children, discrimination, injustice, family relations, hopes, life is a bitch, society, sexual content ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.9
 2K
Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, South Africa, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, fall in love, sikh, romance, love and romance, soldier, society, couples, political unrest, social relations, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.3
 652
Broken English (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her lover. Nina works at a restaurant where Eddie cooks. For a ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, forbidden love, pregnancy, immigrants, family relations, restaurant, refugee, romance, dysfunctional family, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, social differences, unfulfilled love, fall in love, revolution, romance, love and romance, youth, society, young lovers, village ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a new life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways relocate from their family camp, to a house in the main town.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: culture clash, pregnancy, racism, interracial relations, social differences, family life, fish out of water, parents and children, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Gaby: A True Story (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of Gaby Brimmer, a girl physically handicapped, who finally gets her goals of study and triumph.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: hopes, human spirit, college, forbidden love, disability, artists and showbiz, misfit, unfulfillment, love, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: mexico, latin america, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.4
 872
Love Is Blind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Estonia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 30-year old Kertu has lived under her father's power her whole life. Because of her gentle nature, she is thought by locals to be a little simple-minded. The young woman makes her first timid attempt to change something in her life - she send a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: romance, fall in love, parents and children, forbidden love, society, unlikely couple, social misfits, village, family relations, village life, self discovery, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 4K
Firelight (1997)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, governess, family relations, love and romance, reunion, parents and children, fall in love, couples, hopes, estate, couple relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 90s, 1830s, 1840s ...
Place: england, europe, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 15K
Tess (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl (Nastassja Kinski, in a gorgeous breakthrough) is sent by her father to the ...
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, period piece, rape, innocence lost, family relations, love, farmer, revenge, marriage, peasant, nobility, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the summer of 1910 in Australia the film follows the story of 14 year old Alan Marshall (Alexander Outhread) as he stumbles out of childhood towards the exciting yet forbidding world of adulthood. For Alan, despite the effects of polio, ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, disability, infidelity, love triangle, rehabilitation, coming of age, lifestyle, romance, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 1900s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sweet, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, romance, family feud, young love, unfulfillment, love and romance, parents and children, fall in love, true love, shakespeare, love story ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: love, love and romance, romance, forbidden love, parents and children, social differences, fall in love, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, rich and poor, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Waiting City (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An outwardly happy Australian couple journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that the arrangements have yet to be finalized. Soon, the intoxicating mystic power of the Indian city pulls them in separate and unexpected ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, couple relations, romance, society, hopes, family relations, city life, love, rivalry, love and romance, urban, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 800
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: psychological, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
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 ⇓
46%
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film follows Mr. Shi, a retired widower from Beijing. When his only daughter, Yilan, who lives in Spokane, Washington and works as a librarian, gets divorced, he decides to visit her to help her heal. However, Yilan is not interested. She tries ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couple relations, redemption, culture clash, hopes, starting over, misfit, society, couples, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, persia, usa, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
 8K
The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, non-linear
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, love triangle, society, romance, love affair, family relations, fall in love, young lovers, youth, diary, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Samson & Delilah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone the discover that life isn't ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: desert, hunger, romance, teenage love, homeless, power of love, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance, misfit, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
My Heart Is Yours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Some twenty years ago Sarita promised to raise her husband's love child (Shalu) together with their own daughter (Nimmi). The girls grow up as the best of friends but Sarita has never been able to forgive Shalu her background. It doesn't ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: bollywood, forbidden love, love affair, family relations, unlikely couple, fall in love, parents and children, true love, romance, opposites attract, love triangle, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 891
Engel & Joe (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A love story of a 17 year old punk-rocker and a 15 year old runaway girl.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: kids in trouble, pregnancy, fall in love, love affair, life is a bitch, on the run, society, youth, family relations, breakup, couples, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Japanese Story (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Against the background of an Australian desert landscape, so much space and so few people, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe. The end of the ...
Style: captivating, sincere, atmospheric, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: culture clash, interracial relations, desert, romance, love affair, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couples, wilderness, isolation, society, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, sincere, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, gambling, interracial relations, small town, marriage, jealousy, love, family problems, injustice, human spirit, love affair, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 6K
Flirting (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, interracial relations, love, boarding school life, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, opposites attract, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: australia, kenya, uganda, africa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Seducing Maarya (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Vijay Chatterjee is a lonely widower and a successful restaurateur in Montreal. His thoroughly Westernized son Ashish works at his father's eatery but is more interested in the rock band that he started with his friend Michael. One day, Vijay ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: love triangle, opposites attract, interracial relations, social differences, society, fall in love, couple relations, haunted by the past, couples, family relations, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
An Angel Named Billy (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mark Anderson, a recent stroke victim who is frail and weak. Also, his best friend Thomas, a classic over the hill drag queen desperate for love and happiness. Mark and Thomas have a master plan, to find Mark's son, James Anderson the love of ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, coming out, best friends, female impersonator, true love, looking for love, teenage life, fall in love, gender bending, parents and children, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Thousand Colours (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
Story: A son deals with the death of his father and examines how their relationship influences him through growing up, romance, tragedy and adventure.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, family relations, couples, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, youth, tragic love, father son relationship, marriage, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Sabah: A Love Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, social differences, love affair, couples, family problems, society, opposites attract, romance, fall in love, family relations, greek ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%