Movies like Nearest to Heaven

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Nearest to Heaven
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, watching a movie, memory, movie theatre, theatre audience, passion, letter, lost love, hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france
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Lola
Drama, Romance
Italy, France
90 min.
 7.6
The L Word
Drama, Romance
Canada, USA
50 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, infidelity and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Nearest to Heaven: G (2002), One Night (2007), Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005), The Yellow Handkerchief (2008), Peter and Vandy (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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G
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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
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Place: new york, usa, long island
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One Night
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, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night
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Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
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The Yellow Handkerchief
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: social misfits, on the road, unlikely couple, romance, crumbling marriage, starting over, couple relations, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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Peter and Vandy
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
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Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, clever, humorous ...
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Duration: 60 min.
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    User:   62%
 
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
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    User:   64%
 
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, talky, realistic, sincere
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 90s
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System:   55%
    User:   60%
 
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Lola
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 60s
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System:   47%
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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
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System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Musical Chairs
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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August
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: August tells the story of two former lovers, Troy and Jonathan, who reunite after a long ago painful breakup. After spending several years in Spain, Troy returns to Los Angeles and decides to phone Jonathan and meet for coffee. A seemingly innocent ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, sexy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Bella
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An international soccer star is on his way to sign a multimillion dollar contract when something happens that brings his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress, struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa
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Living 'til the End
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   41%
 
Violets Are Blue...
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, talky, romantic, realistic ...
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Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: emotional, romantic, melancholic, sexy, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, temptation, marriage, moral dilemma, husband wife relationship, couple relations, love story, love, lovers reunited, trust, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The L Word
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A group of lesbian friends struggle with romance and careers in Los Angeles.
Style: sexual, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, couple relations, lesbian relationship, romance, friendship, life turned upside down, looking for love, infidelity, love triangle, seduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Mademoiselle
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
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    User:   31%
 
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Elena Undone
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The wife of a pastor who preaches against homosexuality embarks on an affair with a female writer.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, fall in love, love and romance, romance, gender, best friends, crumbling marriage, infidelity, lesbian, couple relations, friendship, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
 5.2
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Love Songs
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: serious, sexual, realistic, sexy, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: rock, music band, romance, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, music, couples, single parent, infidelity, gays and lesbians, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, usa, new york, paris france
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System:   34%
    User:   33%
 
 7.0
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Sunday
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This film concerns two mysterious characters who meet on a Sunday in Queens. Madeleine the most unsettling creature of that name since "Vertigo" is a middle-aged, moderately successful actress. Oliver/Matthew is either a homeless man or a ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, touching, thought provoking ...
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
Beautiful Memories
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, offbeat, realistic, touching
Plot: love and romance, romance, clinic, doctors and patients, memory loss, love affair, disability, amnesia, alzheimer's disease, misfit, couples, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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    User:   34%
 

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