Movies like The Burning Plain

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 6.8
 17K
The Burning Plain
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A trailer is burning in the middle of a plain. The bodies of two adulterous lovers are found. Scenes from both families, before and after the dramatic events, suggest an unusual connection between them. But what is their secret?
Style: emotional, touching, serious, gloomy, realistic, non-linear, sentimental, melancholic, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: redemption, infidelity, adultery, teenage love, love affair, guilt, storytelling, small town, multiple storylines, loneliness, society, depression, family problems, love, mother daughter relationship, relationships, life is a bitch, catastrophe, betrayal, dealing with death, writers, cancer, flashbacks, vengeance, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, california, portland oregon, new mexico
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3-Iron
Crime, Drama, Romance
South Korea, Japan
88 min.
 8.1
Open Hearts
Drama, Romance
Denmark
113 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, serious and intense films with plots about mentor, storytelling, dialogue, brutality, relationships, loneliness and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like The Burning Plain: The Yards (2000), When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), Breaking and Entering (2006), The Prince of Tides (1991), Jason's Lyric (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Yards
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: crime, betrayal, corruption, political corruption, murder, organized crime, mafia, gangster, justice, moral dilemma, urban, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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When a Man Loves a Woman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: addiction, romance, family, drinking, marriage, rehabilitation, crumbling marriage, drugs/alcohol, love, love story, relationships, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
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System:   88%
    User:   100%
 
Breaking and Entering
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in a blighted, inner-city neighbourhood of London, Breaking and Entering examines an affair which unfolds between a successful British landscape architect and Amira, a Bosnian woman – the mother of a troubled teen son – who was widowed by ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: immigrants, infidelity, architect, drinking, robbery, depression, relationships, culture clash, hospital, human nature, social differences, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, sarajevo, bosnia
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System:   84%
    User:   75%
 
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The Prince of Tides
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: psychiatrist, romance, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, book, adultery, rape, suicide attempt, island, psychiatry, fall in love, memory ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, south carolina
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System:   83%
    User:   88%
 
Jason's Lyric
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of a young man who must confront his own fears about love as well as his relationships with family and friends.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, romance, love affair, violence, love story, parents and children, urban, siblings relations, crimes, women, mentor, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, vietnam, houston texas
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Evening
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As Constance (Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Toni Collette) gather at the deathbed of their mother, Ann (Vanessa Redgrave), they learn for the first time that their mother lived an entire other lifetime during one evening 50 years ago. In vivid ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 50s, 20th century, 21st century, 1950s
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One Night Stand
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: clever, sexy, serious, realistic, touching ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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American Heart
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack is now out of jail and he meets Nick, his adolescent son. Their relationship will be complicated, because Jack has a problem with alcohol. But his love for Nick will help him to get over the past and reach his dreams.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, harsh ...
Plot: father son relationship, starting over, prison, parents and children, redemption, loneliness, storytelling, hopes, life, father-son relationship, life philosophy, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   56%
 
Stanley & Iris
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, working class, single parent, school, loneliness, happy ending, couple relations, rags to riches, friendship, love story, parents and children, destiny ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   69%
 
We Don't Live Here Anymore
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, betrayal, friendship, cheating, drinking, relationships, writer's life, divorce, death, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   47%
 
 7.6
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Open Hearts
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Cecilie and Joachim are about to get married when a freak car accident leaves Joachim disabled, throwing their lives into a spin. The driver of the other car, Marie, and her family don’t get off lightly, either. Her husband Niels works in the ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, love, crumbling marriage, adultery, loneliness, romance, couple relations, tragedy, relationships, dogma, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   57%
 
Dreaming of Joseph Lees
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: obsession, romance, love affair, love triangle, relationships, classic car, solitude, love and romance, life philosophy, love, couples, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   49%
 
 6.4
 6K
Blue Sky
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: mental illness, infidelity, crumbling marriage, adultery, military, military base, romance, couple relations, love affair, secrets, love and romance, cheating ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, california
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    User:   49%
 
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Anna Karenina
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: atmospheric, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, romance, infidelity, love, literature, death, adaptation, crumbling marriage, beautiful scenery, love story, couple relations, obsession ...
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Sweet November
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Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
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    User:   55%
 
 7.0
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Thieves
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings ...
Style: erotic, serious, sexual, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: crime, obsession, male nudity, investigation, neo noir, character study, relationships, gangsters, couple relations, life philosophy, pornography, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   51%
 
Japanese Story
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, serious, realistic, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: culture clash, desert, romance, australian, death, unlikely couple, wilderness, loneliness, isolation, existentialism, relationships, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, japan, tokyo, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
The Deep Blue Sea
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Style: emotional, serious, melancholic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, obsession, love, love affair, crumbling marriage, depression, suicide attempt, wartime, love story, loneliness, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
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Third Person
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An acclaimed novelist struggles to write an analysis of love in one of three stories, each set in a different city, that detail the beginning, middle and end of a relationship.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, couple relations, unfaithful husband, fall in love, love, writers, guilt, incest, hotel room, storytelling, love and romance, writing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, france, usa, italy ...
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System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
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 6K
Mr. Jones
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, mental illness, romance, depression, addiction, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, psychiatry, doctors, crumbling marriage, homeless, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   47%
 
The Golden Bowl
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, stylized, biting ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, period piece, romance, love affair, love triangle, palaces castles and temples, adaptation, betrayal, family in crisis, dialogue, fall in love ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe, italy, new jersey, london ...
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System:   46%
    User:   44%
 
Little Odessa
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, twists and turns, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, crime, hitman, gangsters, immigrants, mafia, violence, assassination, gangster, parents and children, murder, assassin ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   39%
 
 6.0
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Dying Young
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, couple relations, leukemia, human nature, life & death, parents and children, social differences, doctors, beautiful scenery, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
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System:   44%
    User:   37%
 
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 6.9
 4K
The Mother
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter.
Style: realistic, sexual, touching, psychological, clever ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, sexuality, death, human nature, relationships, love affair, loneliness, character study, family drama, infidelity, british, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
 6.9
 37K
Labor Day
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, family relations, nudity (topless - notable), parenthood, fugitives, romance, family drama, love story, escaped convict, dangerous attraction, secrets, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
 7.5
 3K
Faithless
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, betrayal, loneliness, relationships, swedish, guilt, romance, love affair, marriage, parents and children, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, france, sweden, tokyo, paris france
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System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
 6.7
 54K
Like Crazy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, young lovers, relationships, love story, love, loneliness, couple relations, love affair, dialogue, parents, honest, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   45%
 
 6.3
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Ethan Frome
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: destiny, betrayal, love, adaptation, crumbling marriage, romance, adultery, book, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: massachusetts, usa, england, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   31%
 

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21 Grams
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
This Is My Father
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: small town, romance, coming of age, irish, self discovery, catholicism, storytelling, love story, beautiful scenery, couple relations, love, mentor ...
Time: 1930s
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System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
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