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: sentimental, touching, feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: fashion, singleness, impossible love, destiny, love and romance, dull life, infidelity, looking for love, destructive relationship, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, haunted by the past, couples, lifestyle, lovers reunited, unfulfillment, romance, painter, hotel, female nudity, photographer, book, memory, letter, bar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, 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, love affair 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), Peter and Vandy (2009), Purple Violets (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: hip hop, modern day adaptation, artists and showbiz, romance, social differences, showbiz, society, tragic love, lifestyle, lovers reunited, unfulfilled love, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.2
 105
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, atmospheric, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, friends, couples, dishonesty, looking for love, infidelity, music band, nightclub, lifestyle, couple relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, family relations, tragic love, couples, looking for love, love and romance, fall in love, baby born, diary, dealing with death, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, romance, couple relations, urban, lifestyle, couples, love affair, twentysomething life, breakup, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: singleness, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, computers and web, hopes, unfulfillment, romance, porn, fall in love, love and romance, writer's life, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.3
 320
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: sexy, sexual, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, infidelity, love and romance, gays and lesbians, gender, lifestyle, rock, music band, friends, family relations, love affair, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, france, europe, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, emotional, touching, offbeat, realistic
Plot: memory loss, alzheimer's disease, amnesia, disability, love and romance, romance, doctors and patients, misfit, couples, love affair, clinic, wine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, sexy, touching, sexual
Plot: looking for love, infidelity, conquering, looking for sex, romance, singleness, love and romance, womanizer, moral dilemma, lifestyle, sexual relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, couples, romance, love and romance, fall in love, single parent, family relations, christmas
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, couple relations, love and romance, family gatherings, singleness, romance, fall in love, family relations, holiday, hanukkah, christmas
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 639
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, society, social differences, romance, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, destructive relationship, love affair, couples ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, emotional, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage love, romance, unlikely couple, starting over, self discovery, crumbling marriage, adolescence vs adulthood, on the road, youth, haunted by the past, unlikely partners, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 763
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, humorous, feel good, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: train, road not taken, romance, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, love and romance, love affair, disorder, couples, lovers reunited, lifestyle, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: sentimental, psychological, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lifestyle, romance, love affair, couples, one night stand, city life, singleness, couple relations, love and romance, sexual relations, urban, electric razor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, sexual, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, theater, siblings relations, human nature, lifestyle, actor's life, family problems, love affair, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, performer's life, showbiz, coming of age, youth, nightclub, haunted by the past, teenage life, romance, love and romance, male bare butt, male full rear nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: lovers reunited, destiny, hopes, fall in love, romance, love and romance, looking for love, diary, college student
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, urban, romance, love and romance, twentysomething life, fall in love, riding a bicycle, bicycle, male female relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 4.5
 158
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: sentimental, talky, sincere, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, breakup, midlife crisis, womanizer, artists and showbiz, estrangement, thirtysomething life, looking for love, dishonesty, couples, lifestyle, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, musician's life, couples, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, romance, couple relations, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, gloomy, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: dealing with death, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance, ghost, estate, terminal illness, frame up, impossible love, voyeurism, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, romance, love triangle, village, cure, lovers apart, looking for love, couples, mathematics
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india, japan
⇓ 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, talky, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, looking for love, family problems, couples, opposites attract, lovers reunited, romance, couple relations, lifestyle, starting over, follow your dream, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, reunion, romance, destiny, high school, lovers reunited, lifestyle, photojournalist, journalism, love triangle, infidelity, love and romance ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic, serious, sincere, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, relationship vs career, romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, getting along, twentysomething life, lovers apart, breakup, couples, longing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: love and romance, artists and showbiz, writer's life, couples, love affair, dishonesty, infidelity, disability, perfume, yoga, volunteer, reading aloud ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Changing Times (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: twins, marriage, first love, romance, love affair, family problems, couples, forbidden love, dysfunctional family, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, france, africa, europe, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 878
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: semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: artists and showbiz, fall in love, mysterious character, hopes, love and romance, romance, true love, lifestyle, actor's life, destiny, life turned upside down, love affair
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 400
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, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: wartime life, love and romance, fall in love, hopes, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, romance, unfulfilled love, friendship, life is a bitch, friends, impossible love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.9
 262
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: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, contests and competitions, hopes, couples, dance school, human spirit, against the odds, romance, couple relations, love and romance, follow your dream, dancer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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