Movies like The Things of Life

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The Things of Life (1970)
 7.6
 4K
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, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative, non-linear
Plot: infidelity, older man younger woman relationship, romance, couple relations, love triangle, betrayal, love and romance, human nature, couples, dishonesty, lovers reunited, unfulfillment, bittersweet, father son relationship, extramarital affair, business, family relations, businessman, mistress, hospital, speed, ambulance, sailboat, architect, boat ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france

Most similar movies to The Things of Life

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, contemplative and emotional films with plots about couples, love and romance, romance, infidelity, unfulfillment, couple relations and love triangle mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Things of Life: Heartbeat (1968), Cesar & Rosalie (1972), Don't Move (2004), Goodbye Again (1961), 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: serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, seduction, unfulfillment, romance, couples, breakup, lovers reunited, couple relations, destructive relationship, love and romance, crumbling marriage, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Cesar & Rosalie (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 111 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: contemplative, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: love triangle, friendship, couple relations, friends, fall in love, performer's life, love and romance, romance, couples, love, obsession, jealousy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.1
 8K
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, touching, erotic ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, adultery, fall in love, sexual relations, mistress, abortion, couple relations, husband wife relationship, love, passion, doubt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: captivating, serious, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, infidelity, womanizer, betrayal, crumbling marriage, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, couples, boss and employee, singleness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: gloomy, sexual, psychological, sexy, atmospheric ...
Plot: airplane, stewardess, airport, new wave, love affair, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, love triangle, starting over, working class, dysfunctional family, breakup, love affair, romance, human nature, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 905
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, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, dysfunctional family, love affair, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, family life, disintegration, family problems, dishonesty, estrangement, breakup ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, emotional, realistic, melancholic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, hopes, true love, family life, family problems, couples, human nature, romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: sincere, serious, emotional, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty, family problems, couples, infidelity, family relations, crumbling marriage, couple relations, extramarital affair, parents and children, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 2K
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, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, unlikely couple, human nature, romance, couples, dishonesty, solace, adultery, hospital, coma, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: touching, sentimental, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love affair, love triangle, longing, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, couple relations, romance, fall in love, train ride, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, train ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, emotional, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, betrayal, society, haunted by the past, parents and children, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, touching, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, couples, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, bittersweet, best friends, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 538
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, couples, dull life, family relations, forbidden love, love affair, looking for love, family problems, midlife crisis, opposites attract, love triangle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Love on a Pillow (1962)
Genre: Romance, Drama
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: sentimental, realistic, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: mental illness, destructive relationship, love triangle, hotel, small town, romance, sexual relations, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, jazz, pain, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, paris france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Two English Girls (1971)
Genre: Romance, Drama
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: talky, realistic, contemplative, serious, sentimental
Plot: love triangle, platonic, family relations, siblings relations, romance, destructive relationship, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, couples, englishwoman abroad, statue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1900s, turn of the century
Place: paris france, europe, france, normandy, wales
⇓ 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, touching, gloomy, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, small town, hospital, widow, seamstress, single parent, youth, social relations, family relations, bittersweet, couples, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 90s, 70s, 1990s ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Someone I Loved (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Belgium
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, realistic, touching, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, love affair, haunted by the past, romance, couples, breakup, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, sexual content, unfulfillment, road not taken ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: france, montreal, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: touching, psychological, contemplative, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, couples, midlife crisis, infidelity, family problems, factory, dysfunctional family, introspection, human nature, pregnancy, friends, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, wife, neighbor, love triangle, lovers reunited, romance, tragic love, dishonesty, crimes of passion, couples, haunted by the past, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, rio de janeiro, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: stylized, realistic, sexy, surreal, sexual ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), loan, photographer, love triangle, infidelity, couples, strong sexual content, dishonesty, drugs/alcohol, strong violent content, lifestyle, actor's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
34%
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: serious, talky, psychological, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: couples, lifestyle, love affair, romance, one night stand, city life, love and romance, couple relations, sexual content, urban, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: psychological, gloomy, contemplative, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: love triangle, breakup, unfulfillment, romance, crumbling marriage, love and romance, midlife crisis, infidelity, family problems, dishonesty, couples, female director ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Lonely Wife (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Charu lives a lonely and idle life in 1870s India. Although her husband Bhupati devotes more time to his newspaper than to their marriage, he sees her loneliness and asks his brother-in-law,Umapada to keep her company. At the same time ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, couples, dishonesty, dull life, negligence, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, romance, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martha Horgan is a withdrawn, mentally disabled woman who lives with her aunt, Frances. One of Martha's unusual traits is that she doesn't lie, a quality that leads to her getting fired from a dry-cleaning shop thanks to the actions of the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: aunt, crimes, repairman, romance, betrayal, murder, love triangle, infidelity, dishonesty, family relations, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: breakup, love and romance, couple relations, introspection, family problems, infidelity, family relations, twins, unfulfillment, sexuality, multiple storylines, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 5K
Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, romance, bittersweet, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, dishonesty, new wave, inadvertently, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Anonymous Venetian (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Without mentioning the reason, Venetian musician Enrico invites his ex-wife Valeria to visit him, and her heart is broken again during their last days together.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, cloning, couples, friends, family relations, concentration camp, estrangement, midlife crisis, reunion, tunnel, tragic love, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
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G (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young Hip Hop star named Summer G falls for a middle to upper class sister while in college. After she rejects him for a fellow social climber, Summer G spends ten years building a Hip Hop empire, then moves to the Hamptons where he finds the ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: modern day adaptation, hip hop, lifestyle, love triangle, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, social differences, lovers reunited, tragic love, society, infidelity, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%