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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, impossible love, destiny, destructive relationship, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, romance, lost love, passion, fashion, singleness, dull life, artists and showbiz, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, painter, hotel, female nudity, photographer, book, memory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, 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, love affair, infidelity, lifestyle and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Nearest to Heaven: Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005), G (2002), One Night (2007), Mademoiselle (2001), The Yellow Handkerchief (2008). 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: sentimental, realistic, emotional, serious, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, tragic love, family relations, couples, looking for love, fall in love, love and romance, diary, baby born, dealing with death, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.1
 637
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, sentimental, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: hip hop, modern day adaptation, love triangle, lifestyle, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, social differences, lovers reunited, tragic love, infidelity, dishonesty, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.1
 106
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: dishonesty, couples, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, romance, artists and showbiz, friends, nightclub, music band, looking for love, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.5
 766
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, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, opposites attract, lovers reunited, love affair, lifestyle, couples, disorder, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, husband wife relationship, train ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, starting over, self discovery, social misfits, youth, on the road, haunted by the past, adolescence vs adulthood, crumbling marriage, couple relations, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, love affair, couples, disability, infidelity, dishonesty, novelist, moral dilemma, artists and showbiz, writer's life, brooklyn new york city, reading aloud ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, gloomy, touching, serious, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, reunion, romance, destiny, high school, journalism, college, looking for love, couples, small town life, youth, unfulfilled love ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, twentysomething life, romance, couple relations, love affair, unfulfillment, lifestyle, urban, breakup, couples, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: sentimental, realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, looking for love, couples, single parent, love and romance, romance, fall in love, christmas
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: lovers reunited, destiny, romance, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, looking for love, diary, college student
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ 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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, realistic, touching, sexual, sexy
Plot: infidelity, looking for love, looking for sex, conquering, destructive relationship, mute or deaf, singleness, twentysomething life, hotel, college, love affair, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 61K
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, sexy, emotional ...
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, young lovers, lone hero, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, sentimental, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unfulfillment, writer's life, hopes, unlikely couple, computers and web, romance, family problems, couples, looking for love, love triangle, chef, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, touching, offbeat, realistic, emotional
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, alzheimer's disease, doctors and patients, love and romance, romance, disability, clinic, love affair, misfit, couples, neurology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, sincere, serious, talky, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, love affair, family problems, couples, lovers reunited, couple relations, romance, opposites attract, musician's life, love and romance, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: sign language, romance, disability, couple relations, man-woman relation, love and romance, communication problem, opposites attract, couples, love, deaf, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 647
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: realistic, stylized, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, seduction, lovers reunited, couple relations, romance, love and romance, love affair, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, breakup ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: singleness, family gatherings, love and romance, romance, couple relations, fall in love, couples, family relations, holiday, hanukkah, christmas
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 324
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, sexy, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, single parent, music, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, music band, rock, friends, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, usa, europe, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: sincere, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: urban, lifestyle, twentysomething life, love and romance, romance, fall in love, male female relationship, barefoot male, riding a bicycle, bicycle, camera shot of bare feet
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, psychological, realistic, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, romance, love affair, couples, one night stand, couple relations, sexual relations, urban, singleness, love and romance, city life, pet dog ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 3K
In My Dreams (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Natalie and Nick are frustrated with their luck in romance. After tossing coins into a fountain, the two then begin dreaming about each other. But, according to fountain mythology, they only have a week to turn those dreams into reality.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, wish come true, fall in love, looking for love, hopes, workplace, workplace situations, dream, romance, legends and myths, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: reunion, love, high school reunion, midlife crisis, romance, couples, couple relations, infidelity, lifestyle, self discovery, memory, falling in love ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, romance, unfulfilled love, love triangle, village, lovers apart, cure, mathematics, couples, looking for love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Millennium Mambo (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Taipei. A voice off-camera looks back ten years to 2000, when Vicky was in an on-again off-again relationship with Hao-Hao...
Style: realistic, touching, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, love and romance, romance, couples, addiction, coming of age, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, couple relations, nightlife, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, unsupportive spouse, destructive relationship, hotel, small town, love triangle, romance, sexual relations, unfulfillment, jazz, pain, addiction ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, paris france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: touching, erotic, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, unfulfilled love, love affair, love and romance, fall in love, destructive relationship, couple relations, midlife crisis, filmmaking ...
Place: europe, italy, france, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 2K
Fall (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For Michael Shiver, life as an easy-going cab driver in New York suddenly changes when he picks up supermodel Sarah Easton and falls head over heels in love. But Sarah has more than just passion on her mind; she also has a husband and a glamorous ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, romantic, intense ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, destiny, infidelity, love affair, love and romance, couples, opposites attract, supermodel, extramarital affair, poetry, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: artists and showbiz, romance, showbiz, coming of age, nightclub, haunted by the past, youth, love and romance, teenage life, performer's life, strangulation, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%