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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, impossible love, destiny, destructive relationship, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, passion, lost love, fashion, singleness, dull life, artists and showbiz, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, bittersweet, painter, wedding, hotel, female nudity, photographer ...
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, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, unfulfillment, bittersweet, love affair and infidelity mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Nearest to Heaven: Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005), G (2002), Peter and Vandy (2009), Guilty Hearts (2006), One Night (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
Plot: romance, terminal illness, couples, tragic love, family relations, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, baby born, diary, lifestyle, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.1
 645
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, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: modern day adaptation, love triangle, lifestyle, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, tragic love, lovers reunited, social differences, love affair, infidelity, betrayal, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, love affair, couples, couple relations, lifestyle, sexual content, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, twentysomething life, urban, breakup, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.7
 695
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: sentimental, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: looking for love, couples, redemption, haunted by the past, couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, friendship, bittersweet, friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 4.1
 107
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, touching, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, romance, couples, looking for love, dishonesty, nightclub, music band, friends, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 773
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: touching, sexy, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, love and romance, lovers reunited, opposites attract, love affair, artists and showbiz, disorder, unfulfillment, lifestyle, couples, husband wife relationship, train ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.9
 2K
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, atmospheric, realistic, touching
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, fall in love, couple relations, bittersweet, siblings relations, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, passion, sister sister relationship, wedding ceremony ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, touching, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, looking for love, looking for sex, love and romance, love affair, true love, family relations, college, destructive relationship, sexual relations, thirtysomething life, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: unlikely couple, starting over, self discovery, romance, haunted by the past, on the road, social misfits, youth, unlikely partners, crumbling marriage, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, couples, single parent, family relations, christmas, looking for love, romance
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, older woman younger man relationship, infidelity, looking for love, forbidden love, unfulfilled love, love and romance, family problems, dishonesty, couples, impossible love, destructive relationship ...
Place: italy, usa, tennessee, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious, realistic, emotional, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, love affair, couples, romance, doctors and patients, disability, mental institution, alzheimer's disease, misfit, clinic, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.6
 4K
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, sentimental, touching, serious, gloomy
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, lovers reunited, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, romance, childhood sweetheart, selflessness, business venture, love and romance, unfulfillment, bittersweet, dinner table ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, twentysomething life, lifestyle, male female relationship, brain tumor, photographer, escapades, fall in love, romance, urban, bittersweet, bicycle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Life of Fish (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: At a house party, a handsome man wanders around catching up with friends he has not seen for some years. A travel writer now based in Berlin, Andre appears to be living an exciting international life, and yet... something has drawn him back home to ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, talky, contemplative
Plot: reunion, love and romance, romance, introspection, haunted by the past, homecoming, one more chance, lifestyle, road not taken, redemption, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: romance, couple relations, family relations, couples, fall in love, holiday, family gatherings, christmas, love and romance, singleness, hanukkah
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
 3K
Blind (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A novelist is blinded in a car crash that killed his wife and several years later rediscovers his passion for life and writing when he embarks on an affair with the neglected wife of an indicted businessman.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: love and romance, love affair, couples, disability, infidelity, dishonesty, novelist, moral dilemma, writer's life, artists and showbiz, perfume, blindness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 845
True Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A five-part series of intertwining, semi-improvised love stories exploring the reality of love in the modern world.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, love affair, unfulfillment, looking for love, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, desire, right and wrong, infidelity, love and romance, bittersweet
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, emotional, sincere, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, reunion, romance, destiny, high school, bittersweet, haunted by the past, college, dealing with death, friends, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, emotional, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, infidelity, couples, middle age romance, true love, midlife crisis, marriage crisis, love story, reconciliation, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 63K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, true love, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, love affair, road not taken, forbidden love, small town, unfulfillment, destiny, reunion, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, love and romance, fall in love, romance, porn, thirtysomething life, couple relations, writer's life, crumbling marriage, singleness, unlikely couple, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: destiny, lovers reunited, looking for love, fall in love, romance, love and romance, hopes, diary, college student
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Not Easily Broken (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A car accident and shifting affections test the bond between a married couple.
Style: sentimental, realistic, emotional, uplifting, serious
Plot: ambition, hopes, family problems, love and romance, couples, relationship vs career, couple relations, crumbling marriage, infidelity, african american protagonist, unfulfillment, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Frontier of the Dawn (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A celebrity is caught by her husband with a young lover. She ends the relationship, but slowly goes insane and kills herself.
Style: atmospheric, serious, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, tragic love, couples, love and romance, love affair, obsession, falling in love, fall in love, unfulfillment, longing, desire, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, fall in love, love and romance, musician's life, family relations, couple relations, lifestyle, couples, misfit, romance, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 4K
Wild Grass (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marguerite loses her wallet, and it's found by Georges, a seemingly happy head of family. As he looks through the wallet and examines the photos of Marguerite, he finds he's fascinated with her and her life, and soon his curiosity about ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: dentist, couples, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, husband wife relationship, wallet, whiskey, love affair, unfulfillment, purse snatcher, quotation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, couples, friendship, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, bittersweet, best friends, friends, unfulfilled love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Empty Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The second film from Aarón Fernández is a Spain-Mexico-France co-production already screened as part of Films in Progress at the 60th edition of the Festival. On the desolate coast of Veracruz, young Sebastián, 17, has to run his uncle's ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, youth, coming of age, seduction, seaside, motel, couples, innocence lost, bittersweet, heavy rain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
I Love You Too (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 99 min.
Story: While camping in France, Eric and Eddy fall in with two women. Eric talks to Silke, a Ugandan studying medicine in Holland. She tells him about her life and asks about the book he's writing: it's the story of his love affair with Reza. He ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, erotic, exciting ...
Plot: losing-it hero, romance, couples, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, love affair, infidelity, dishonesty, sexual relations, couple relations, love and romance, family problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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