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The Things of Life (1970)
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The Things of Life (1970)
Original name: Les Choses de la vie
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Pierre, a successful expert in building highways has a traffic accident. Being seriously wounded, he is lying waiting for death and remembering his past in flashbacks.
Style: psychological, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic, non-linear, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, older man younger woman relationship, love triangle, romance, betrayal, love and romance, couples, human nature, lovers reunited, bittersweet, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couple relations, father son relationship, extramarital affair, ex husband ex wife relationship, business, businessman, mistress, priest, ambulance, hospital, speed, architect, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and contemplative films with plots about couples, love and romance, romance, infidelity, unfulfillment, couple relations and love triangle mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Things of Life: Heartbeat (1968), The Woman Next Door (1981), Cesar & Rosalie (1972), Don't Move (2004), The Soft Skin (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Heartbeat (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The mistress (Catherine Deneuve) of a wealthy man misses material comforts when she leaves him for a younger lover.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, seduction, breakup, infidelity, social differences, lovers reunited, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france
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95%
The Woman Next Door (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Plot: neighbor, obsession, crimes of passion, tragic love, love triangle, lovers reunited, romance, couples, dishonesty, destructive relationship, infidelity, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, paris france, rio de janeiro
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100%
Cesar & Rosalie (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Claude Sautet's romantic drama stars Romy Schneider as Rosalie, a beautiful young woman involved with successful businessman Cesar (Yves Montand). One day, Rosalie's former flame David (Sami Frey) appears and attempts to win her back. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, contemplative
Plot: love triangle, friendship, couple relations, couples, friends, fall in love, romance, love and romance, performer's life, businessman, jealousy, obsession ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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88%
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Don't Move (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Spain, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While waiting for the brain surgery of his daughter Angela, victim of a motorcycle accident, the surgeon Timoteo recalls his torrid affair with and passion for Italia, a simple woman from slums in the periphery of the big city where he lives. The ...
Style: sexy, emotional, sincere, erotic, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, pregnancy, sexual relations, fall in love, mistress, abortion, couple relations, doubt, husband wife relationship, passion, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Soft Skin (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Pierre Lachenay is a well-known publisher and lecturer, married with Franca and father of Sabine, around 10. He meets an air hostess, Nicole. They start a love affair, which Pierre is hiding, but he cannot stand staying away from her.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: stewardess, airplane, airport, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, couples, crimes of passion, love triangle, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, lisbon portugal, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Zhou Yu's Train (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zhou Yu, a ceramic artisan in China's rural Northwest, has a deep rapport with Chen Qing, a shy sensitive poet. Taking a long train ride every weekend just to make mad passionate love with him, her longing seems insatiable. Until one day, she ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, longing, couples, romance, dishonesty, train travel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, train ...
Place: china, asia
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53%
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, sincere, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, price of justice, unfulfillment, romance, family relations, love affair, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, extramarital affair, fall in love, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, family relations, couples, family problems, parents and children, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Kiss Me Again (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A look at the lives of Carlo, Giulia, and their friends some 10 years after the events of L'Ultimo bacio.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, true love, love affair, couple relations, hopes, dishonesty, breakup, parents separation, couples, family problems, human nature, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Goodbye Again (1961)
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: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, womanizer, betrayal, infidelity, gender, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, battle of the sexes, romance, psychopath ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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April Snow (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man and a woman meet in the hospital after their respective partners are involved in a car accident and learn that they've been having an affair.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: unlikely couple, love affair, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, solace, couples, human nature, adultery, car accident, coma, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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51%
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: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, working class, dysfunctional family, breakup, romance, love affair, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, betrayal, pregnancy, fall in love, love affair, parents and children, haunted by the past, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Two English Girls (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at the house where she lives with her mother and her sister ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, sentimental, contemplative
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, romance, platonic, family relations, couples, couple relations, siblings relations, fall in love, destructive relationship, woman, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, turn of the century, pre world war one
Place: paris france, europe, france, normandy, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Bridge (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Actor Gerard Depardieu co-directed this drama about a married woman who falls in love with another man. Mina is a movie buff with a husband, Georges, who's out of work, and a 15-year-old son, Tommy. While Mina works part-time as a domestic for ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, semi autobiographical
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, midlife crisis, forbidden love, love triangle, looking for love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Lovers' Concerto (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lee Ji-hwan receives photographs in the mail that reminds him of how he met two girls, Shim Su-in and Kim Gyeong-heui, one summer five years ago. He shares his memories with his friend Cheol-hyeon. He recalls initially being in love with Su-in, but ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, couples, friendship, romance, love and romance, friends, love story, love affair, relationships, couple relations, romantic relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Someone I Loved (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: One night, Pierre decides to reveal his painful secret to his daughter-in-law, who's just been abandoned by her husband. Pierre's secret is about his secret love to Mathilde, the woman he left to instead follow an easier path in life.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, love affair, couples, romance, breakup, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, sexual content, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s
Place: france, montreal, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Only Thrill (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small-town store owner with a comatose wife shares a long-term relationship with his seamstress.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, hospital, small town, widow, seamstress, bittersweet, couples, family relations, family problems, social relations, youth, romance ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Intersection (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: During a car accident, Vincent Eastman watches his whole life flash before his eyes, and he doesn't like what he sees. While maintaining the semblance of a marriage with his wife, Sally, Vincent has been carrying on with a mistress, Olivia. ...
Style: sexy, talky, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, road accident, car accident, destiny, romance, couples, family problems, sexual content, betrayal, journalism, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, vancouver, san francisco
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41%
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Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, couples, love and romance, romance, couple relations, hopes, unfulfilled love, society, human nature, family problems, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
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40%
The Tiger and the Pussycat (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Comedy-drama about a middle-aged Italian businessman Vittorio Gassman who is married to Eleanor Parker and is innocently introduced one day to a schoolgirl with pigtails named Carolina. Years later, that young schoolgirl has become a vivacious ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, golden years, dishonesty, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, elderly, crumbling marriage, aging, couples, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, tense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, breakup, dysfunctional marriage, marital problem, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Love on a Pillow (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young girl rescues a man from a suicide attempt. He turns out to be a sociopath, who begins to take over her life, abusing her both verbally and emotionally, yet she can't seem to tear herself away from him.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, destructive relationship, love triangle, sexual relations, small town, hotel, unfulfillment, romance, unsupportive spouse, jazz, pain, performer's life ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, paris france, italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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John and Mary (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: John and Mary meet in a singles bar, sleep together, and spend the next day getting to know each other.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: romance, lifestyle, love affair, couples, one night stand, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, love and romance, singleness, couple relations, city life, sexual relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Vincent, Fran?ois, Paul and the Others (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three friends face mid-life crises. Paul is a writer who's blocked. François has lost his ideals and practices medicine for the money; his wife grows distant, even hostile. The charming Vincent, everyone's favorite, faces bankruptcy, his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, psychological, touching, emotional ...
Plot: couples, friendship, friends, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, hopes, buddies, unfulfillment, introspection, adoption, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Bedrooms (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Bedrooms tells a story about the walls that separate people, the heartbreak and infidelity that's often the result and the redemption that comes from tearing those walls down. The film is told in 4 stories by 3 filmmakers. Three of the stories ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: breakup, love and romance, couple relations, introspection, family problems, family relations, infidelity, twins, unfulfillment, sexuality, multiple storylines, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Love After Love (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lola is an independent woman, a professional writer with 2 men on a string. Both men are married with children. When the men, and Lola, face having to make choices, Lola's comfortable life becomes less appealing.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: dark humor, breakup, couples, family problems, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love triangle, infidelity, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: erotic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, love triangle, nude girl, love affair, unfulfilled love, love and romance, dishonesty, destructive relationship, midlife crisis, fall in love, lovers reunited ...
Place: europe, italy, france, new york, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
That Most Important Thing: Love (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Servais Mont, a photographer, meets Nadine Chevalier who earns her money starring in cheap soft-core movies. Trying to help her, he borrows the money from the loan sharks to finance the theatrical production of 'Richard III' and gives ...
Style: experimental, serious, realistic, surreal, sexy ...
Plot: loan, nudity (full frontal - brief), photographer, porn, strong violent content, lifestyle, love and romance, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, actor's life, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Man and a Woman (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly, they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow.
Style: sentimental, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: widow, romance, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, couples, love, widower, male female relationship, looking for love, train ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%