Movies like The Burning Plain

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The Burning Plain (2008)
 6.8
 18K
The Burning Plain (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
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: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, non-linear, melancholic, depressing, gloomy, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: teenage love, redemption, parents and children, love affair, mother daughter relationship, life is a bitch, family problems, haunted by the past, small town, unfulfillment, infidelity, adultery, mother daughter reunion, loneliness, depression, family drama, dysfunctional family, parent child relationship, unlikely friendships, suicidal, family relations, love and romance, coma, sin, society ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, new mexico, portland oregon, california

Most similar movies to The Burning Plain

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, emotional and dramatic films with plots about storytelling, mentor, life philosophy, dialogue, loneliness, relationships and runaway mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like The Burning Plain: Snow Angels (2007), Open Hearts (2002), Nights in Rodanthe (2008), The Prince of Tides (1991), My Life Without Me (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 12K
Snow Angels (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Waitress Annie has separated from her suicidal alcoholic husband, Glenn. Glenn has become an evangelical Christian, but his erratic attempts at getting back into Annie's life have alarmed her. High school student Arthur works at Annie's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, depressing, heartbreaking, melancholic ...
Plot: teenage love, small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, depression, family problems, parents and children, first love, teenage life, couple relations, football, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.5
 9K
Open Hearts (2002)
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: touching, realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, love triangle, love affair, fall in love, destructive relationship, secret love, crumbling marriage, family problems, infidelity, extramarital affair, adultery, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, infidelity, marriage crisis, couples, middle age romance, true love, midlife crisis, love story, reconciliation, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Prince of Tides (1991)
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: emotional, psychological, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, self discovery, football, therapy, domestic violence, island, poet, extramarital affair, american football, twin sister ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, sad, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, unfulfillment, secret love, responsibility, farewell, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
One Night Stand (1997)
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: sexy, touching, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: male female relationship, friendship, lovers reunited, love triangle, infidelity, couples, family problems, love affair, couple relations, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
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, sincere, psychological, clever, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, adultery, marriage, friendship, college, betrayal, society, friends, suburbs, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 3K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 154 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, sincere, tense, lyrical, clever ...
Plot: adultery, betrayal, infidelity, custody, fall in love, love affair, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, family problems, parents and children, rivalry, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, sweden, denmark, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 61K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, true love, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, love affair, road not taken, forbidden love, small town, unfulfillment, young lovers, lone hero, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Jason's Lyric (1994)
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: realistic, tense, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghetto, crime, romance, family in crisis, city life, life is a bitch, love and romance, siblings relations, crimes, parents and children, fall in love, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, vietnam, texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Loving Hurts You (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Renata is a young high-class girl and Ulises is a poor guy. They both fall in love, but they must fight against everyone, specially Renata's rich parents, who want to stop their love by sending her to Canada. The story remarks the difference ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: teenage love, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, society, social differences, young lovers, forbidden love, youth, against the odds, family problems, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In California, a group of women struggle with personal problems as their paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Dr. Elaine Keener, the sole caretaker for her aging mother, turns to tarot card reader Christine for spiritual aid. Christine grapples with ...
Style: emotional, touching, melancholic, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: loneliness, depression, dating, sadness, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, interracial relations, illness, abortion, terminal illness, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
 14K
Dying Young (1991)
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: sentimental, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, couple relations, social differences, human nature, parents and children, unfulfillment, leukemia, tragic love, father son relationship, nurse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: emotional, touching, offbeat, sweet, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love and romance, love affair, family life, starting over, marriage, self discovery, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, age difference, neighbor, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 101K
Little Children (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.
Style: sexual, sincere, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: strong sexual content, adultery, infidelity, housewife, sexual pleasure, extramarital affair, pedophilia, parenthood, small town, love affair, dysfunctional family, castration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 4K
The Mother (2003)
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: sexual, realistic, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, domestic violence, infidelity, older woman younger man relationship, dealing with death, parents and children, couple relations, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, family relations, coming of age, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, waitress, coming of age, desert, single mother, human nature, society, sexual abuse, map, racism, satellite, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 6K
Mr. Jones (1993)
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: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, terminal illness, mental illness, opposites attract, hospital, romance, fall in love, destructive relationship, doctors and patients, love affair, forbidden love, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 45K
Last Night (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Style: melancholic, emotional, romantic, sexy, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adultery, infidelity, temptation, cheating wife, lovers reunited, old love, love and romance, couple relations, trust, moral dilemma, marriage, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 19K
The Yards (2000)
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, realistic, rough, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, corruption, murder, whistleblower, false accusation, crime, political corruption, crimes, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, injustice, gangster ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
American Heart (1992)
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, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: starting over, family relations, estrangement, going straight, parents and children, hopes, human nature, society, prisoner, father son relationship, adaptation, complex characters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, alaska, seattle, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, dysfunctional family, small town, family relations, haunted by the past, siblings relations, unfulfillment, homecoming, life philosophy, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, love, unemployment, education, romance, love and romance, teachers and students, couple relations, family problems, life is a bitch, couples, school ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Shipping News (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: adultery, redemption, small town, haunted by the past, starting over, single parent, parents and children, love affair, love and romance, romance, self discovery, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
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, realistic, psychological, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, forbidden love, destructive relationship, judge, romance, hidden identity, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, love, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
 214K
21 Grams (2003)
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 ...
Style: psychological, bleak, captivating, mind bending, suspense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, redemption, suicide attempt, desperation, guilt, death in the family, cocaine, surgery, human nature, unfulfillment, tragic event, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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
Plot: love affair, governess, love and romance, reunion, couples, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, fall in love, hopes, estate, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian england, victorian era, 1830s ...
Place: england, europe, san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 29K
Love Happens (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dr. Burke Ryan is a successful self-help author and motivational speaker with a secret. While he helps thousands of people cope with tragedy and personal loss, he secretly is unable to overcome the death of his late wife. It's not until Burke ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: grief, florist, seminar, motivational speaker, romance, love and romance, writer's life, unfulfillment, love affair, dealing with death, life is a bitch, men hatred ...
Place: seattle washington, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 23K
Hope Floats (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, starting over, romance, family relations, family problems, fall in love, infidelity, couples, couple relations, parents and children, lovers reunited, pond ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 11K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, terminal illness, cancer, small town, parents and children, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, homecoming, family relations, family problems, journal, death of parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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