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Nearest to Heaven (2002)
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Nearest to Heaven (2002)
Original name: Au plus près du paradis
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: People and life can be cruel, and in their face, Fannette is cool: toward an old acquaintance, to her daughter, to colleagues. Beneath the surface, she roils with passion for a lost love, Philippe. She watches "An Affair to Remember" again and again, and when she receives a letter from Philippe asking her to meet him atop the Empire State Building, she swoons. She's writing a book on an aged painter, so she organizes a trip to New York ostensibly to secure photographs of some of his pieces. The publisher assigns her a photographer, Matt, on the surface spontaneous and flip, but also aggressive about his attraction to her. Will she be with the one she loves? Will she smile? Written by
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, serious
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, looking for love, romance, destiny, midlife crisis, impossible love, lifestyle, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, artists and showbiz, destructive relationship, passion, lost love, empire, fashion, singleness, couples, bittersweet, unfulfillment, performer's life, dull life, painter, wedding, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, paris france, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Nearest to Heaven

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sentimental, serious and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, infidelity and fall in love mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Nearest to Heaven: One Night (2007), Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005), G (2002), Purple Violets (2007), Peter and Vandy (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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One Night (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen New Yorkers go into a Friday night unaware of the fact that their lives are about to change.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, atmospheric
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, looking for love, couples, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, nightclub, male female relationship, meaning of life, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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95%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: terminal illness, romance, tragic love, family relations, couples, fall in love, looking for love, lifestyle, love and romance, baby born, diary, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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85%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: hip hop, love triangle, lifestyle, haunted by the past, social differences, lovers reunited, tragic love, unfulfilled love, love affair, infidelity, showbiz, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Purple Violets (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Patti Petalson is a promising writer, but her marriage and conventional job keep her from her dream. She longs to return to her writing, especially after running into her first love Brian Callahan, a successful crime novelist. Kate is Patti's ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: college, love triangle, haunted by the past, romance, fall in love, couple relations, introspection, couples, lifestyle, family problems, looking for love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Peter and Vandy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Flashbacks and flash-forwards illustrate the rise and fall of a love affair between two New Yorkers.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, intellectual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sexual content, couples, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, bittersweet, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Mademoiselle (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Claire is a young woman who leads a somewhat formatted life. Pierre is an improviser, but not an actor. Brief encounter, brief romance, doomed or not, who can say? When things like that happen, you act on the spur of the moment.
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, romance, love and romance, love affair, lovers reunited, opposites attract, couples, disorder, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Milenge Milenge (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Magic happens, if you let it; and sometimes even fate or destiny, or whatever you want to call it, steps in to lend a hand. But when it concerns love, and finding that special person you're going to spend the rest of your life with, should you ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: destiny, lovers reunited, romance, love and romance, fall in love, hopes, looking for love, diary, college student, hindi
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 225
Sam the Man (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Before he broke out with the J.D. Salinger-esque Tadpole in 2002, producer-turned-director Gary Winick filmed this little-seen relationship drama. Fisher Stevens stars as the title character, a writer with one novel under his belt who can't ...
Style: semi serious, suspense, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, couples, love and romance, looking for love, breakup, estrangement, romance, lifestyle, dishonesty, womanizer, bittersweet, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, infidelity, redemption, haunted by the past, couple relations, couples, friendship, friends, bittersweet, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Marriage Is a Crazy Thing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jun-young (Kam Woo-seong) is a man in his early thirties who has seen his friends and younger brother get married but has yet to open himself to a serious relationship. Rather he is happy floating through life with little direction or ambition. ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, touching, romantic ...
Plot: infidelity, wedding, romance, love affair, sexual relations, looking for sex, looking for love, true love, love and romance, lifestyle, family relations, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Falling Overnight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Falling Overnight tells the story of twenty-two year old Elliot Carson on the day before he has risky surgery to remove a brain tumor. Facing what could be his last night, Elliot’s path intersects with Chloe Webb, a young photographer who invites ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, male female relationship, twentysomething life, brain tumor, photographer, escapades, coming of age, bittersweet, fall in love, romance, riding a bicycle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An aging actress' husband dies of a heart attack en route to Rome, where they'd planned to holiday. There, she rents an apartment and, through the Contessa, she meets a young man, with whom she begins an affair.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, loss of husband, love triangle, forbidden love, looking for love, unfulfilled love, infidelity, sexual intercourse, dishonesty, love and romance, prostitute, romance ...
Place: italy, rome italy, tennessee, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Beautiful Memories (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Although barely 30, Claire believes she is showing the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a condition from which her mother has recently died. Her sister, Nathalie, is certain that her memory loss, caused by a lightning strike, is ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, alzheimer's disease, mental institution, love affair, couples, romance, doctors and patients, disability, wine, death of wife, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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3 Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A twist of fate leaves a hapless accountant romantically torn between two sisters.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric, touching
Plot: brother in law sister in law relationship, love triangle, unfulfilled love, fall in love, couple relations, bittersweet, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, siblings relations, sister sister relationship, wedding ceremony ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Raincoat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Tells the story of two lovers, separated by destiny, who meet again one day. This encounter allows each to realize the truth about the lives they are living.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, gloomy
Audience: date night
Plot: lovers reunited, love affair, romance, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, childhood sweetheart, selflessness, bittersweet, business venture, love and romance, unfulfillment, marital abuse ...
Place: asia, india, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Finding Christmas (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mother Ryan has just about given up on dating after her divorce, happily accepting her young son as the most important man in her life. That all changes when Ryan's brother Owen, also feeling unlucky in love after a bad breakup, swaps ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, couples, fall in love, single parent, family relations, love, looking for love, romance, christmas dinner, songwriter, advertising agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Listen to Your Heart (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Danny Foster doesn't have much: an apartment as small as his paychecks, no family, and a struggling music career. Yet for him, "every day is a great day to be alive," an attitude he gained from his mother's unwavering optimism ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: mute or deaf, romance, family relations, fall in love, couples, musician's life, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, misfit, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 497
Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, impossible love, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, romance, couples, friendship, unfulfilled love, wartime life, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, germany, france, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Nights and Weekends (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man and woman must face the tension that builds between them during a long-distance relationship.
Style: realistic, mumblecore, emotional, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: long distance relationship, romance, lovers apart, couples, relationship vs career, lifestyle, unfulfillment, love, male nudity, hotel room, self discovery, mental disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Hitched for the Holidays (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A couple of single adults agree to pose as each others significant other throughout the holidays to keep their meddling families from harassing them, only to find that their feelings for each other are real.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, pretend relationship, romance, holiday, couples, family relations, fall in love, family gatherings, couple relations, relationships, singleness, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Violets Are Blue... (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After fifteen years of traveling around the world Gussie (Spacek), a famous photographer, returns to the Maryland coastal resort where she grew up
Style: sentimental, heartbreaking, melancholic, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: small town, romance, destiny, high school, bittersweet, sailing, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor, happy ending, women, weapons, vengeance ...
Time: future, 70s, 80s
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.2
 417
Love Songs (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Peter, Margaux's American writer husband, leaves Paris in a funk and heads home, she finds herself the single parent of two near teens. She also gets a new assignment at work: to find, sign, and promote new rock singers. She discovers a ...
Style: sexy, captivating, realistic, serious, sexual
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, infidelity, music band, artists and showbiz, love and romance, gender, lifestyle, romance, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, music, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, new york, europe, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 919
True Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: A five-part series of intertwining, semi-improvised love stories exploring the reality of love in the modern world.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, romance, looking for love, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, dishonesty, lesbian, feminist, bittersweet, right and wrong, desire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Just a Sigh (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Ireland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the short break between performances in Calais, stage actress Alix makes a quick escape to Paris. On the train she meets a mysterious English stranger and, for the most fleeting of afternoons, imagines what the future could hold down a different ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, disturbing, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor's life, life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, romance, mysterious character, true love, destiny, escapades, love, relationships, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 318
Musical Chairs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When his dancer partner, Mia, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando persuades her to train for an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing contest
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, romance, couples, follow your dream, lifestyle, dance school, against the odds, human spirit, society, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, love affair, looking for love, opposites attract, romance, family problems, lovers reunited, couple relations, starting over, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.7
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Pop Star (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When talented young singer, Roxie Santos, meets music producer, Eddie Marz, he promises her an amazing new lifestyle and a future record deal. All he needs her to do is first lend her voice to a celebrity with no singing talent. However, when things ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: musician's life, follow your dream, desire for fame, teenage life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage love, youth, love and romance, artists and showbiz, romance, music band ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Turning Point (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.
Style: sexy, emotional, touching, sentimental, affectionate ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: ballet, ballerina, dancing, jealousy, mother daughter relationship, bittersweet, midlife crisis, romance, rivalry, friendship, dancer, motherhood ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Falling in Love Again (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harry and Sue Lewis met in the 40s as teenagers living in the Bronx. He was an aspiring architect, she was the most beautiful girl in school, and both had a fondness for bran muffins. They fell in love, got married, moved to Los Angeles, and had two ...
Style: sweet, melancholic, romantic, intense, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love, romance, infidelity, love story, friendship, happy ending, unlikely friendships, midlife crisis, couples, couple relations, lifestyle, self discovery ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: usa, bronx new york city, new york, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 882
Eden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fat German star restaurant chef Gregor shows romantic interest in waitress Eden Drebb. She's happily married to hunky Xaver Drebb, but feels romantically neglected. Gregor's deserts seduce her, first trough her brat daughter Leonie, to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Plot: romance, food, infidelity, restaurant, lifestyle, fall in love, forbidden love, love and romance, rivalry, dishonesty, wooing, swimming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%