Movies like Cactus 1986

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Cactus
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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, psychological
Audience: date night
Plot: mysterious character, suburbs, dealing with death, romance, opposites attract, human spirit, infidelity, destructive relationship, love affair, suburban life, hopes, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage, starting over, disability, danger, unfulfillment, family relations, lifestyle, sense of touch, eye injury, palm reading, sightseeing, tennis ball ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, paris france
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Brideshead Revisited
Drama, Romance
UK
659 min.
 8.7
The Lacemaker
Drama, Romance
France, Switzerland, West Germany
107 min.
 7.8
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about couples, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, love affair, infidelity and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cactus: Lonely Hearts (1982), Man of Flowers (1983), Twice in a Lifetime (1985), A Brief Vacation (1973), One More Kiss (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lonely Hearts
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: touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
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Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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Man of Flowers
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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: writer's life, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, unfulfilled love, dull life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, gays and lesbians, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia
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Twice in a Lifetime
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: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suburbs, golden years, crumbling marriage, starting over, romance, human nature, introspection, infidelity, couple relations, love triangle, dysfunctional family, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
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System:   81%
    User:   94%
 
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A Brief Vacation
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 ...
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    User:   58%
 
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One More Kiss
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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 ...
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Duration: 85 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
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The Lacemaker
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 107 min.
Story: The internationally produced The Lacemaker (La Dentelliere) stars Isabelle Huppert as Pomme, a meek and mild French beautician whose life takes a fateful turn during a vacation to Normandy. Here Huppert becomes the lover of middle-class ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, intellectual
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Hammers Over the Anvil
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, touching, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: rehabilitation, human spirit, romance, couple relations, infidelity, forbidden love, love triangle, love affair, tragic love, true love, unfulfilled love, disability ...
Time: 1900s
Place: australia, south australia
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System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
Disappearing Acts
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: serious, sentimental, talky, realistic, sincere
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family life, romance, crumbling marriage, starting over, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, lovers reunited, hopes, couples, family problems, unemployment ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   45%
 
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Loulou
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: serious, sexual, erotic, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, destructive relationship, romance, urban, love affair, social differences, love and romance, couples, opposites attract, rebelliousness, sexual relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   37%
 
Home and Away
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Home and Away is set in the fictional town of Summer Bay, a coastal town in New South Wales, and follows the personal and professional lives of the people living in the area. The show initially focused on the Fletcher family, Pippa and Tom Fletcher ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: couple relations, small town, love affair, teenage love, romance, small town life, teenage life, fall in love, beach, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
A Night in Heaven
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Faye Hanlon is a community-college professor with an emotionally depressed husband and an abundance of sexual frustration. Her sister drags her to a male strip-club for a girls-night out, where she discovers that one of the dancers is her failing ...
Style: semi serious, emotional, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: femme fatale, college, suburbs, romance, young lovers, nightclub, self discovery, infidelity, destructive relationship, love affair, stripper, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   37%
 
This Property Is Condemned
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main attraction, Alva Starr. Alva and Owen then try to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: crumbling marriage, obsession, romance, small town, destructive relationship, dysfunctional family, forbidden love, infidelity, love affair, revenge, parents and children, siblings relations ...
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Violets Are Blue...
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, talky, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, small town, high school, destiny, dealing with death, love story, relationships, college, looking for love, true love, love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: future
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
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Elective Affinities
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, pregnancy, family problems, crumbling marriage, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, italy, africa, florence italy
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    User:   45%
 
The Last Days of Chez Nous
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, starting over, suburbs, human nature, self discovery, introspection, friendship, infidelity, couple relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
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Innocence
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: serious, atmospheric, talky, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, love, aging, loneliness, death, memory, marriage, adultery, relationships, love story, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, adelaide south australia, belgium
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System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
Madame Bovary
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, talky, romantic ...
Plot: infidelity, greed, tragic hero, book, destiny, adaptation, couple relations, village, destructive relationship, fight scenes, period piece, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: europe, france, normandy, london, switzerland
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System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A penniless middle-aged spinster scrapes by giving piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950s. She makes a sad last bid for love with a fellow resident of her rundown boarding house, who imagines she has the money to bankroll the business he hopes to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: hotel, destructive relationship, romance, love affair, singleness, unfulfilled love, cons and scams, dishonesty, spinster, piano, love and romance, betrayal ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, ireland, united states, america, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
 7.5
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Take My Eyes
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: One winter night, Pilar runs away from home. With her, she takes only a few belongings and her son, Juan. Antonio soon sets out to look for her. He says Pilar is his sunshine, and what's more, "She gave him her eyes"...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: suburbs, crumbling marriage, domestic violence, museum, starting over, human nature, introspection, redemption, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
 4.4
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Oliver's Story
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Oliver Barrett IV is emotionally devastated by the death of his wife Jenny, and, while he tries to lose himself in his work as a lawyer, the long hours don't ease his pain, especially when he finds that his leftist views conflict with those of ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: young lovers, dealing with death, romance, opposites attract, starting over, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, social differences, tragic love, true love, family in crisis ...
Time: 70s
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System:   35%
    User:   28%
 
 8.0
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Love Letter
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When exchanging letters two women discover new things about a deceased man they used to know.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, supernatural romance, romance, true love, school, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, haunted by the past, road not taken, love and romance, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan
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System:   34%
    User:   38%
 
Alexander the Last
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: sexual, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: theater, actor's life, artists and showbiz, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, infidelity, crumbling marriage, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   34%
    User:   33%
 
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Goodbye Again
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Stranded by her lover, a 40-ish interior decorator in Paris turns to a U.S. client's playboy son.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, romance, battle of the sexes, betrayal, infidelity, love affair, singleness, older woman younger man relationship, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
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The Affair
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A crippled lady songwriter meets an older lawyer, who becomes her first love.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, young lovers, forbidden love, infidelity, tragic love, love, lawyer, polio, true love, lovers reunited ...
Time: 70s
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System:   34%
    User:   27%
 
Sentimental Destinies
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: couple relations, factory, forbidden love, romance, infidelity, love affair, family business, village, social differences, tragic love, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20s, 30s, 1920s ...
Place: europe, switzerland, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   25%
 
An Autumn's Tale
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A story about a New York Chinatown cab driver who falls for college student.
Style: serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: immigrants, romance, unlikely couple, opposites attract, college, redemption, infidelity, love triangle, urban, looking for love, immigration, college student ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   25%
 
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Gabrielle
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: clever, serious, realistic, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples, family problems, power relations, master and servant, crumbling marriage, couple relations, interrogation, argument ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
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System:   31%
    User:   37%
 

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Christmas in August
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a quiet corner of Seoul, Jung-won runs a small photo studio. A humble shack passed down from his widower father, the studio is a space where Jung-won goes about his daily routine of dealing with fussy customers, enlarging photos of class ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, store, single parent, young lovers, crumbling marriage, rehabilitation, couple relations, friendship, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: korea, south korea
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System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
Till Human Voices Wake Us
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: serious, realistic, touching, psychological
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, romance, small town, hopes, youth, friends, mysterious character, dealing with death, hypnosis, meaningful kiss, burial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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System:   30%
    User:   28%
 
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