Movies like Nearest to Heaven

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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: feel good, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: destructive relationship, impossible love, romance, infidelity, looking for love, singleness, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, fashion, dull life, lifestyle, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, destiny, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, painter, hotel, female nudity, photographer, letter, bar, wedding, friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city

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, unfulfillment, love affair, couple relations and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Nearest to Heaven: One Night (2007), G (2002), Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005), Peter and Vandy (2009), Beautiful Memories (2001). 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, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, looking for love, nightclub, romance, love and romance, couples, music band, infidelity, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Plot: hip hop, african american, modern day adaptation, couple relations, romance, love affair, love triangle, social differences, love and romance, betrayal, infidelity, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, dealing with death, tragic love, loss, letter, fall in love, love and romance, couples, family relations, writer's life, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, romance, love affair, breakup, urban, love and romance, couples, fall in love, twentysomething life, lifestyle, unfulfillment, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, offbeat, touching
Plot: amnesia, alzheimer's disease, memory loss, love and romance, romance, clinic, doctors and patients, love affair, disability, misfit, couples, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, love and romance, single parent, looking for love, couples, family relations, christmas
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, romance, holiday, couple relations, singleness, family gatherings, couples, family relations, christmas, hanukkah
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, 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: sexual, serious, sexy, realistic, touching
Plot: looking for love, looking for sex, infidelity, conquering, womanizer, hotel, battle of the sexes, destructive relationship, romance, college, love affair, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: teenage love, on the road, social misfits, unlikely couple, romance, crumbling marriage, starting over, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, college, unlikely couple, romance, writer's life, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, serious, sexy, realistic, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, infidelity, music band, rock, love affair, romance, artists and showbiz, music, love and romance, couples, gays and lesbians, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, usa, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, youth, nightclub, romance, performer's life, haunted by the past, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, group shower, shower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
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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, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, wealth, mistress, infidelity, love affair, tragic love, lovers reunited, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, urban, fall in love, romance, twentysomething life, lifestyle, male female relationship, bicycle, riding a bicycle
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
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Blind (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, 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, realistic, captivating
Plot: writer's life, love affair, love and romance, infidelity, disability, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, couples, reading aloud, perfume, yoga, prison visit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Japanese Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Snehmoy (Rahul Bose) and Miyage (Chigusa Takaku) are pen friends who exchange wedding vows through letters. Fifteen years pass but they never meet. Yet the bond of marriage is strong between them. This unusual relationship comes under a cloud when a ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: date night
Plot: unlikely couple, looking for love, romance, love and romance, village, love triangle, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, couples, mathematics, lovers apart, cure
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Alexander the Last (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: theater, infidelity, actor's life, romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 758
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: train, lovers reunited, road not taken, romance, love and romance, couples, opposites attract, love affair, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, disorder, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: offbeat, serious, talky, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, twentysomething life, love and romance, romance, couples, relationship vs career, breakup, lifestyle, unfulfillment, longing, lovers apart, getting along ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: dealing with death, impossible love, romance, supernatural romance, estate, destiny, missing child, terminal illness, voyeurism, dull life, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.9
 260
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, serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, dancer's life, follow your dream, romance, dance school, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, misfit, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ 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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, urban, love and romance, couples, musician's life, couple relations, parents and children, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, humorous, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: lovers reunited, destiny, fall in love, romance, hopes, love and romance, looking for love, college student, diary
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Woman Who Dreamed of a Man (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Poland, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A famous Danish artist and fashion photographer who leads an eventful life and is always travelling, meets a man who immediately awakens strong feelings in her. This unexpected encounter sparks a decisive turning point in her life and they begin a ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: destructive relationship, obsession, romance, dangerous attraction, love affair, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, fingering, art, train station, cheating wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Dive from Clausen's Pier (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Good boy Mike Mayer is looking at a fine future and enjoys life with Wisconsin small town friends and steady girlfriend Carrie Beal. Then a stupid accident, diving from the local pier when the water is too low, leaves him quadriplegic. As if that ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: self discovery, friendship, starting over, small town, romance, hopes, misfit, battle of the sexes, looking for love, small town life, disability, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 2K
Not My Type (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Clement, a young philosophy teacher, is sent to Arras for a year. He meets Jennifer, a pretty hair stylist, and the two freely share their hearts and bodies as they try to overcome the cultural and social divide between them.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, romance, social differences, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, society, couples, beauty salon, opposites attract, karaoke, classroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Changing Times (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Tangiers where he traveled for his work, a man finds the woman he loved, and attempts to revive their romance though it ended some 30 years earlier.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: twins, marriage, first love, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, love affair, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, lovers reunited, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa, europe, france, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 391
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, dogma, unfulfilled love, romance, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, friends, friendship, impossible love, wartime life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, germany, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Told from the male perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, urban, unfulfillment, couples, love affair, life turned upside down, love and romance, disintegration, career change, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: sentimental, serious, talky, realistic, sincere
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unemployment, family life, crumbling marriage, romance, starting over, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, lovers reunited, hopes, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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