Movies like Cactus 1986

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Cactus (1986)
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Cactus (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman who injured her eyes in car accident and a young blind man fall for each other.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, disability, family relations, love and romance, destructive relationship, human spirit, starting over, hopes, suburbs, love affair, danger, couples, lifestyle, dealing with death, opposites attract, suburban life, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, mysterious character, orchestral, sex, dog, nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, paris france

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Most similar movies to Cactus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about couples, love and romance, infidelity, unfulfillment, romance, couple relations and love affair mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cactus: Lonely Hearts (1982), Man of Flowers (1983), Innocence (2000), Twice in a Lifetime (1985), Gabrielle (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lonely Hearts (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In this offbeat comedy, an unlikely romance develops between a flamboyant, middle-aged piano tuner and an extremely timid office worker
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, computers and web, bittersweet, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, couples, adult virgin, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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95%
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Man of Flowers (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An eccentric elderly man tries to enjoy the three things in life that he considers real beauty: collecting art, collecting flowers, and watching pretty women undress.
Style: touching, emotional, sexual, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), dull life, couples, love and romance, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, gender, writer's life, longing, human nature, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia
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72%
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Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers. Widowed musician Andreas decides to get back in touch with his one great love, Claire, who is still married to her ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, romantic, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, golden years, lovers reunited, love triangle, crumbling marriage, family problems, aging, male female relationship, loneliness, husband wife relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s, 70s
Place: adelaide south australia, melbourne australia, belgium, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, breakup, working class, dysfunctional family, love affair, romance, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Gabrielle (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seemingly ideal marriage is thrown into embarrassing turmoil in Patrice Chéreau's period drama, based on the short story The Return by Joseph Conrad.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, bourgeoisie, adultery, letter, couples, family problems, power relations, dishonesty, love and romance, husband wife relationship, suffering ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: touching, psychological, contemplative, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, marriage, friendship, betrayal, adultery, forbidden love, family problems, love affair, best friends, dishonesty, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Brief Vacation (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Vittorio De Sica's A Brief Vacation (Una Breva Vacanza) stars Florinda Bolkan as a downtrodden working woman. Forced to support herself, her children, her physically incapacitated husband and her obtrusive brother and mother, Bolkan contracts ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: mountain, factory, friendship, couples, couple relations, self discovery, love affair, human nature, unemployment, fall in love, fish out of water, parents and children ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Madame Bovary (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, sexy, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, family relations, village, bourgeoisie, village life, family life, tragic hero, life is a bitch, hopes, romance, dull life ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 70s, 18th century
Place: normandy, france, europe, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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La séparation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Paris, Pierre and Anne have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou, who stays with the nanny Laurence during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor and Claire, who also ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, dysfunctional family, unsupportive spouse, family problems, unfulfillment, couples, tragic love, lovers reunited, love and romance, family life, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
48%
A Song for Martin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Martin, conductor of a symphonic orchestra, meet Barbara, violine player and they start a relationship. Five years later Martin starts to develop loss of memory and becomes more and more confused. Finally he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, couples, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, musician's life, lifestyle, fall in love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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One More Kiss (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Sarah Hopson realizes her successful high-rise New York lifestyle is devoid of meaning, she packs her bags and heads for her home town in the Scottish Borders to look for Sam, her childhood sweetheart and the only man she ever loved. Sam Murray ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, love triangle, one last chance, couples, last wish, tragic love, lovers reunited, introspection, couple relations, road not taken, midlife crisis, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, new york, edinburgh scotland, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Loulou (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This 1980 French film features Isabelle Huppert as a restless young woman who ditches her boring, tempramental boyfriend for a wild, leather-clad bad boy (played by an incandescent, youthful Gerard Depardieu).
Style: contemplative, psychological, gloomy, stylized, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, advertising agency, leather jacket, sexual relations, couples, city life, rebelliousness, social differences, urban, love affair, destructive relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Last Days of Chez Nous (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of sisters Vicki and Beth, when Vicki begins an affair with Beth's intriguing French husband.
Style: clever, touching, sincere, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: suburbs, infidelity, pregnancy, feminism, self discovery, friendship, dysfunctional family, family relations, betrayal, family problems, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Costas (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drama directed by Paul Cox.
Style: emotional, gloomy, touching, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, romance, love and romance, misfit, politics, society, journalism, taxi, couples, forbidden love, love affair, immigration ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Alexander the Last (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family problems, love and romance, love triangle, human nature, actor's life, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, couple relations, love affair, siblings relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Elective Affinities (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After an architect (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) is invited to the home of his associate, the harmony of the place comes undone with the visitor's attraction to someone.
Style: gloomy, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dishonesty, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, love affair, couple relations, lovers reunited, destructive relationship, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, italy, africa, venice, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: atmospheric, touching, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, love triangle, extramarital affair, love affair, destructive relationship, fall in love, secret love, family problems, crumbling marriage, infidelity, adultery, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Disappearing Acts (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, talky
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, looking for love, love affair, couple relations, lovers reunited, romance, opposites attract, family problems, lifestyle, musician's life, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: divorce, rape, adultery, infidelity, wedding, childbirth, up and down relationship, family life, romance, family problems, introspection, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, sardinia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, emotional, captivating, serious, scenic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, adultery, cheating wife, unfaithful wife, marriage, doctor, couples, redemption, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, shanghai china ...
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38%
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Come Undone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Anna is an accountant for an important insurance firm and lives with her longterm lover Alessio - a man who longs for a stable longterm relationship with children, home, etc. Anna, feeling as though the fire has fizzled in that relationship takes up ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: extramarital affair, cheating on husband, sexually dissatisfied wife, sex scene, infidelity, forbidden love, adultery, couples, love affair, family problems, dull life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Julie Walking Home (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, Poland, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Julie's son is dying of cancer and her marriage falling apart. She goes to Poland in search of a man who can heal using his hands. Julie finds not only a magical cure for her son, but also comes across a love so pure it begins to heal the ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, hopes, betrayal, danger, dishonesty, human nature, survival, terminal illness, couples, romance, child illness ...
Place: poland, holland, europe, nova scotia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Till Human Voices Wake Us (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sam and Silvy are best friends. One night, as they are watching a falling star while floating on their backs in a lake, Sylvy disappears from his side. Despite his best efforts, he cannot find her under water. Many years later, Sam, now a ...
Style: psychological, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, haunted by the past, romance, hopes, youth, small town, rescue, hypnosis, psychiatrist, death of father, accidental death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, parents and children, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The School of Flesh (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Paris, Dominique, a middle-aged fashion professional, solicits the services of the handsome Quentin , a bisexual bartender and prostitute who is 15 years her junior. After they first sleep together, their business transaction becomes transformed ...
Style: erotic, serious, psychological, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, violence, romance, destructive relationship, fall in love, love affair, fashion, sexual relations, lifestyle, prostitute, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, morocco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Antares (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Austria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A deadly car crash sets off three parallel stories of women at crisis points, faltering behind the doors of the same, plain Vienna apartment block.
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, betrayal, explicit sex, extramarital affair, destructive relationship, introspection, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Man of My Life (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A man vacationing in the country with his wife and children finds ideas he has of himself unexpectedly challenged in director Zabou Breitman's intimate drama.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, couples, crumbling marriage, moral dilemma, unfulfillment, gender, midlife crisis, family relations, summer vacation, gay interest, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: southern france, south of france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, sentimental, emotional, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, middle age romance, hotel, parents and children, infidelity, couples, true love, midlife crisis, marriage crisis, love story, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Clara and Me (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Antoine has what every young single man could wish: a promising career, true and loyal friends, and an apartment of his own. However, he's a lonely man, until he meets Clara, a beautiful and exciting woman, and deeply falls in love with her. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: couples, fall in love, lovers reunited, introspection, parents and children, love affair, self discovery, midlife crisis, thirtysomething life, family relations, gender, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%