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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, artists and showbiz, haunted by the past, lifestyle, lovers reunited, passion, lost love, fashion, singleness, performer's life, dull life, couples, unfulfillment, bittersweet, female director, painter, wedding, hotel ...
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, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, bittersweet and love affair mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Nearest to Heaven: One Night (2007), Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005), G (2002), Peter and Vandy (2009), Purple Violets (2007). 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: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, looking for love, infidelity, couple relations, couples, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, nightclub, meaning of life, male female relationship, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, couples, family relations, tragic love, love and romance, lifestyle, fall in love, looking for love, baby born, diary, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.1
 662
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: modern day adaptation, hip hop, lifestyle, love triangle, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, social differences, haunted by the past, tragic love, infidelity, love affair, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, non-linear
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, love affair, fall in love, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, sexual content, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, romance, unfulfillment, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: introspection, fall in love, couples, love affair, romance, looking for love, love triangle, lifestyle, haunted by the past, unlikely couple, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.5
 786
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, love and romance, romance, love affair, lovers reunited, opposites attract, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, couples, disorder, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.8
 728
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, realistic, touching
Plot: looking for love, redemption, infidelity, couple relations, couples, haunted by the past, love and romance, friendship, friends, bittersweet, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, wedding, love affair, true love, love and romance, lifestyle, family relations, thirtysomething life, moral dilemma, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: lovers reunited, destiny, fall in love, love and romance, romance, hopes, looking for love, college student, diary
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.8
 183
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, realistic, suspense, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, looking for love, couples, love and romance, womanizer, romance, dishonesty, lifestyle, estrangement, breakup, writer's life, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, fall in love, couple relations, bittersweet, siblings relations, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, sister sister relationship, infidelity, wedding ceremony ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, sincere, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, twentysomething life, lifestyle, male female relationship, brain tumor, photographer, escapades, bittersweet, urban, fall in love, romance, barefoot male ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, emotional, realistic, serious, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, love affair, romance, couples, disability, doctors and patients, mental institution, alzheimer's disease, misfit, love and romance, clinic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, homecoming, haunted by the past, introspection, romance, love and romance, redemption, road not taken, one more chance, hopes, lifestyle, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, sentimental, touching, atmospheric, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, love triangle, unfulfilled love, infidelity, forbidden love, looking for love, romance, love and romance, prostitute, dishonesty, couple relations, midlife crisis ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, usa, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, emotional, sentimental, psychological, serious ...
Plot: romance, relationship vs career, lovers apart, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, long distance relationship, love, love and romance, getting along, longing, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, romance, fall in love, family relations, couples, holiday, family gatherings, couple relations, love and romance, singleness, pretend relationship, hanukkah
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, sincere, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, couples, fall in love, single parent, family relations, looking for love, romance, small town, kiss, repairman, gold digger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.6
 453
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, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: impossible love, fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, life is a bitch, hopes, couples, unfulfilled love, wartime life, friendship, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy
Audience: date night
Plot: lovers reunited, love affair, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, romance, childhood sweetheart, selflessness, unfulfillment, love and romance, business venture, bittersweet, trenchcoat ...
Place: asia, india, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, family relations, fall in love, couple relations, couples, musician's life, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, misfit, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
 280
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, sentimental, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, romance, couples, dance school, against the odds, human spirit, lifestyle, follow your dream, society, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, talky
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, looking for love, love affair, couple relations, lovers reunited, romance, opposites attract, family problems, lifestyle, musician's life, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Brooklyn Bizarre (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Maurice, a reticent young homeless man, somehow manages to get by in Brooklyn; he spends his nights in parked cars until he finds himself at Bizarre, an underground club renowned for its burlesque shows. Maurice is fascinated by the club’s playful ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, teenage life, romance, youth, nightclub, mysterious past, brooklyn new york city, sex scene, love, society, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, contemplative, talky, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: small town, fall in love, reunion, romance, destiny, high school, bittersweet, journalism, unfulfillment, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, true love ...
Time: future, 80s, 70s
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 362
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: sexual, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, infidelity, friends, family relations, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, gender, music band, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, music ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, new york, france, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
One Last Dance (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the wake of tragedy, a renowed New York dance company is on the brink of collapse. After leaving the dance world for good, Travis, Chrissa, and Max are pulled in to resurrect the dance that shattered their careers. They have one last chance to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, romantic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dance school, romance, follow your dream, lifestyle, performer's life, dancer's life, love and romance, teenage love, showbiz, redemption, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Living 'til the End (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Told by a psychic of his imminent death on his next birthday, Jack lives out the year, as a hopeless agoraphobic, until he meets a young woman who slowly coaxes him out of his self imposed bondage.
Style: touching, serious, psychological, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, bondage, couples, impossible love, destiny, supernatural ability, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, sentimental, serious, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, romance, unfulfillment, looking for love, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, bittersweet, infidelity, right and wrong, desire, love and romance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 972
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, captivating, sincere, disturbing, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, life turned upside down, mysterious character, romance, destiny, true love, escapades, love affair, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%