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Midaq Alley (1995)
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Midaq Alley (1995)
Original name: El Callejón de los Milagros
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Heated tempers, frustrated desires and dashed hopes plague a diverse group of individuals whose lives cross paths in Mexico City. There is the bar-owner's son, Chava, who yearns to emigrate to America. A poor barber, Abel, is madly in love with the gorgeous Alma, who eventually becomes a high-class prostitute. Finally, there is Susanita, the desperate spinster who pursues many love affairs in hopes of finding a husband.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, intense, sincere, clever, realistic, romantic, harsh ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, coming out, adultery, pimp, crimes, drug abuse, dream, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, gender, sexuality, father son relationship, mexican, neighborhood, gay parent, character study, greed, friendship, addiction, love and romance, platonic, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico, egypt, africa, middle east, mexico city, rio de janeiro ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sexy films with plots about couples, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity, storytelling, mentor and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like Midaq Alley: Sugar (2004), Timecode (2000), Stanley & Iris (1990), A Village Affair (1995), Falling in Love (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
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Sugar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
Style: sincere, serious, sentimental, touching, sexual ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming out, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, self discovery, fall in love, youth, society, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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95%
 6.0
 6K
Timecode (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A production company begins casting for its next feature, and an up-and-coming actress named Rose tries to manipulate her filmmaker boyfriend, Alex, into giving her a screen test. Alex's wife, Emma, knows about the affair and is considering ...
Style: tense, avant garde, enigmatic, psychological, ironic ...
Plot: jealousy, multiple storylines, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, showbiz, manipulation, infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, betrayal, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, unemployment, education, romance, couple relations, love and romance, teachers and students, love, friendship, life is a bitch, school, family problems ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: village life, romance, infidelity, adultery, family life, family relations, love and romance, society, couple relations, love affair, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, adultery, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Journey of Jared Price (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "The Journey of Jared Price" is a gay-themed coming-of-age 2000 film written, produced and directed by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black. Black won the Oscar award for Best Original Screenplay for "Milk". The Journey of ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: gay teenager, fall in love, self discovery, teenage life, couples, youth, friendship, couple relations, prostitute, coming of age, first gay sexual experience, blind woman ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, alcohol abuse, friendship, catholicism, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, couples, love triangle, society, understanding, friends ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: england, morocco, venice, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, hotel, parents and children, infidelity, couples, middle age romance, true love, midlife crisis, marriage crisis, love story, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.1
 2K
The Boost (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lenny Brown moves to California to find his fortune in tax shelter investments. When the federal government changes the tax laws, poor Lenny finds himself $700,000 in hock with nowhere to turn. His friend, Joel, introduces him to cocaine to give ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, crimes, couple relations, life is a bitch, drug dealing, congress, couples, downfall, drug addiction, drugs, private plane ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 4K
Head On (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, queer cinema ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, coming out, unemployment, racism, family relations, friendship, bisexuality, gay, friends, repression, couples, family life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 16K
Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, interracial relations, love affair, infidelity, social differences, romance, couples, society, prejudice, drug abuse, addiction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, family problems, couples, couple relations, love affair, unfulfillment, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
His Secret Life (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Antonia's husband Massimo is killed in a car accident, she accidentally discovers that he has been having a same-sex affair with a produce wholesaler named Michele.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: aids, friendship, infidelity, transsexual, gay, family problems, dishonesty, love affair, manipulations, manipulation, understanding, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, milan italy, london, istanbul turkey, amsterdam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, marriage, friendship, adultery, betrayal, forbidden love, love affair, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, best friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
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Second Skin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Diego is a doctor who has fallen in love with a married man with a son. Against the advice of his boss and best friend, he continues his affair with Alberto. The consequences of this affair profoundly alter not only the two men's lives, but ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, family problems, romance, crumbling marriage, love affair, couples, homosexual, coming out, gay relationship, doctor, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Keep the Lights On (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An emotionally and sexually charged journey through the love, addiction, and friendship of two men. Documentary filmmaker Erik and closeted lawyer Paul meet through a casual encounter, but they find a deeper connection and become a couple. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, couple relations, coming out, addiction, romance, coping, workaholic, lgbt, open relationship, phone sex, infidelity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 2000, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Ju Dou: Secret Love, Hidden Faces (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. Filmed ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, contemplative, touching, suspense ...
Plot: adultery, murder, infidelity, sadism, spouse abuse, patricide, abuse, marital abuse, drowning, factory, society, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, touching, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, sex, violence, romance, fall in love, love affair, destructive relationship, fashion, lifestyle, society, prostitute ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, morocco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Nights in the Gardens of Spain (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Kawariki must become the leader of the family after his father retires in this intimate drama. A husband and father, he realizes that in order to lead with integrity, he must come out and be honest about his own life, even though it will test the ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, psychological, touching ...
Plot: family relations, gender, society, crumbling marriage, couples, family in crisis, family problems, homosexuality, secret, coming out, infidelity, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: stylized, sincere, serious, colourful, emotional ...
Plot: painter, art, bohemian life, couple relations, disability, feminism, lesbian interest, lifestyle, jealousy, loneliness, artist, handicapped ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 46K
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, sexy, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adultery, infidelity, cheating wife, temptation, lovers reunited, old love, ex couple relations, love and romance, couple relations, trust, moral dilemma, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 5K
Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Story of two gorgeous, young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Shy Mathieu is 18-years-old and on summer vacation in the south of France. He spends his days lazily sunning ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, meditative ...
Plot: gay, love affair, teenage life, romance, depression, couple relations, beach, male nudity, coming out, youth, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, brittany, frankfurt germany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, unfulfillment, responsibility, farewell, secret love, health situation, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, marriage, cheating wife, unfaithful wife, adultery, couples, doctor, redemption, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: china, london, asia, shanghai, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tita is passionately in love with Pedro, but her controlling mother forbids her from marrying him. When Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, surreal, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, wedding, forbidden love, family tradition, chocolate, infidelity, magic realism, marriage, mexican revolution, jealousy, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 30s, 1890s ...
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 58K
Like Crazy (2011)
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: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: long distance relationship, forceful separation, couple relations, customs, parents, romance, bittersweet, love affair, young lovers, blogger, chair, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 454
Angst (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Oskar Roehler's drama Der Alte Affe Angst (Angst) is about the dissolution of a couple. Robert (Andre Hennicke) and Marie (Marie Baumer) have little in common other than their sex life. Since Robert is going through a bout with impotency, they ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: terminal illness, lifestyle, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, family problems, infidelity, relationship problems, romance, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, prostitute, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Grasshopper (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A British Columbia teenager dreams of show business but winds up as a call girl in Las Vegas.
Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, interracial relations, showgirl, infidelity, love triangle, youth, chorus girl, lifestyle, society, couples, looking for love, coming of age ...
Time: 60s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain, Argentina, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The young Father Amaro is put to the test. He is sent to Mexico to help take care of aging Father Benito when he meets a 16-year-old girl that he begins and affair with. It turns out the girls mother had been having an affair with Father Benito. ...
Style: touching, realistic, harsh, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: forbidden love, celibacy, catholicism, abortion, clergy, drug lord, bishop, sin, drug dealing, priest, pregnancy, lust ...
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 167
Milan (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Loving husband Lino is on a mission: His wife, who works as a domestic in Milan, is missing and he's determined to find her. To do so, he enters Italy illegally and takes cover as one of the hundreds of Filipino migrant workers wh make their ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sexy ...
Plot: missing person, fall in love, couple relations, romance, love and romance, dangerous attraction, couples, infidelity, society, female director, naivete
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, the philippines, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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