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The Heart Elsewhere (2003)
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The Heart Elsewhere (2003)
Original name: Il cuore altrove
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Pope's tailor sends his son, a virgin at 35, to Bologna hoping he will find a woman. Nello, a classicist moved by the romantic poetry of Ovid, proves to be a good teacher and also falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful Angela Gardini. Angela, herself recently blind and then spurned by her fiancé, uses Nello: she hopes her former lover will become jealous and return to her. Nello obliges, his head full of poetry and in love at last; he's happy to be near her, knowing that she, before her disability, wouldn't have looked twice at him. Bologna or Rome, teaching or stitching, love or solitude - will Nello make choices?
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: tragic love, social differences, opposites attract, romance, family relations, disability, love triangle, fall in love, couples, unfulfilled love, infidelity, looking for love, father son relationship, emotional manipulation, blind woman, college, love and romance, greek, store, lovers reunited, unfulfillment, teacher, jealousy, bachelor, tailor ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe

Most similar movies to The Heart Elsewhere

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about couples, romance, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, couple relations and love triangle mostly in Romance, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Heart Elsewhere: Manual of Love (2005), My Faraway Bride (2006), Thank God He Met Lizzie (1997), Gabriela (2001), The Wish List (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Manual of Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Four intertwined episodes on the joys and sorrows of love.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, love affair, fall in love, family relations, infidelity, romance, couple relations, family life, husband wife relationship, marital crisis, love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
My Faraway Bride (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Alex, a copy-writer dreaming of being an adventure novelist someday, who meets and romances Indian beauty Reena, while she is vacationing in California. Torn by her blossoming feelings for Alex and her Indian family values and ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bollywood, social differences, love affair, opposites attract, romance, writer's life, society, fall in love, looking for love, tragic love, friendship, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Thank God He Met Lizzie (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The romantic myth is exposed for Guy when he is plagued by memories of an old girlfriend on his wedding day.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, infidelity, unfulfilled love, wooing, true love, love triangle, couple relations, couples, family relations, singleness, looking for love, orphan ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.1
 1K
Gabriela (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mike is romantic and persistent, a social worker at a psychiatric clinic who falls for a new intern. Gabriela is passionate; she's also engaged; although her love for her fiance Patrick seems more fraternal than erotic, she has an overwhelming ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, opposites attract, fall in love, looking for love, couple relations, family relations, couples, power relations, romance, social worker, engagement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 6.3
 850
The Wish List (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sarah Fisher, an overly organized, by-the-numbers kind of woman, makes a "wish list" of all the qualities and traits her future husband should have. After finding the perfect man, she falls for a guy who meets none of her criteria and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, sincere, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, romance, fall in love, opposites attract, looking for love, couples, dinner, rivalry, friendship, society, dating, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 150
A Silent Love (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Through an Internet service, a Montreal professor arranges for himself a Mexican bride. But both husband and wife, even with their good intentions, are in for a bumpy ride toward marital harmony.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, love triangle, family relations, looking for love, opposites attract, fall in love, human nature, parents and children, couple relations, social differences, couples, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montreal, mexico, latin america, canada, montreal quebec canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack and Jill's Manifesto of Rules to Live By Rule 1 Be honest Rule 2 Believe in fairy tales Rule 3 Accept time as our friend Rule 4 Make sure the nooky is good Rule 5 Promote beauty. Wage a sustained campaign against ugliness Rule 6 Abandon ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, social differences, unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, terminal illness, couples, attraction, love and romance, female director, seductive, seduction
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Catch Me... I'm in Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Directed by Mae Czarina Cruz, Catch Me...I'm in Love is a light, rom-com film that centers on the lives of two young adults searching for that something that could complete their existence. For Roan Sanchez (Sarah Geronimo), it's finding ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: couples, opposites attract, unlikely couple, fall in love, looking for love, love and romance, romance, workplace, parents and children, workplace situations, family relations, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Dog Trick (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A shy but very romantic young man tries to meet a girl by walking a borrowed dog. The trick works unbelievably well. They fall in love.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: looking for love, fall in love, wooing, couples, romance, love and romance, airport, dog, shower, dog walker, best friend, tennis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
After Midnight (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The magical Mole Antonelliana (the cavernous Museum of Cinema in Turin, Italy) is the setting for a very unlikely love story. One fateful evening the museum's timid night watchman, comes to the aid of an enchanting young fast-food cook on the ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, lovers on the run, on the run, opposites attract, love affair, dishonesty, romance, fall in love, unfulfilled love, couple relations, couples, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 1K
Expired (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film revolves around Claire, a kind soul who resents having to enforce the law at all times, and Jay, an angry Traffic Officer who loves his job, being the perfect outlet for his anger and frustrations. Coming both from a place of despair and ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, fall in love, love affair, romance, opposites attract, young lovers, parents and children, unfulfilled love, couples, family relations, love and romance, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, realistic, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: looking for love, unlikely couple, couples, introspection, love and romance, love triangle, fall in love, college, haunted by the past, romance, lifestyle, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 338
Heartbeat (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The beautiful and talented Adrian is a writer for one of America's most popular TV soap operas. She is also pregnant, and when she refuses to abort her baby, Adrian's selfish husband deserts her. It falls to one of the soap opera's ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, pregnancy, family relations, romance, relationship vs career, crumbling marriage, forbidden love, unfulfillment, producer, friendship, passion, divorce ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Merry Widow (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Anne-Marie vient de perdre son mari dans un accident de voiture. Elle est enfin libre d'aimer celui qu'elle voit en cachette depuis deux ans. Mais elle n'a pas prévu que sa famille, pétrie de bons sentiments, a décidé de rester à ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, romance, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, dealing with death, infidelity, eccentric family, family gatherings, couple relations, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Wuthering Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A musical version of the classic story set in the modern day.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, stylized
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage life, love affair, love triangle, social differences, young lovers, romance, youth, fall in love, opposites attract, couples, infidelity, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
It Had to Be You (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two strangers meet and fall in love during the weekend that they are planning their respective weddings.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, forbidden love, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, looking for love, love affair, infidelity, couples, lifestyle, unlikely couple, wedding, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 3K
Dark Eyes (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the clownish and superfluous Romano Patroni leaves his wife's ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: family relations, love affair, fall in love, unfulfilled love, social differences, couple relations, love triangle, human nature, impossible love, infidelity, lovers apart, couples ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: italy, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Namastey London (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Indian-born Manmohan Malhotra decided to re-locate to London, England, established himself, returned to India, got married to Bebo, and after a period of 4 years got a visa for her so that she could live with him. Shortly thereafter she gave birth ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Plot: culture clash, love and romance, family relations, couples, arranged marriage, love triangle, parents and children, looking for love, romance, couple relations, bollywood, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, london, asia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Happy Birthday, Gemini (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the off-Broadway smash of the 1970's; a poor Harvard student's romance with a girl hits a rough spot when he realizes , on his 21st birthday, that he's in love with her brother.
Style: sexy, talky, semi serious, realistic, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: family relations, coming out, youth, gender, coming of age, opposites attract, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, midlife crisis, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sorry if I Want to Marry You (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Second part of the film "Sorry if I love you". Alex (Raoul Bova) and Niki (Michela Quattrociocche) are more in love than ever. They have just returned from the lighthouse on the island Blu where they have lived unforgettable days. Niki ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, romance, lifestyle, wedding preparations and rituals, couples, arranged marriage, social differences, communication problem, infidelity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Please Teach Me English (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: As shy, awkward and, frankly, nerdy as she is, 25 year old public official Na Young-ju has little hope of landing a boyfriend. But then a game of chance designates her as the member of her office staff who will take English courses—much to her ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: fall in love, love triangle, couples, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, romance, tragic love, teachers and students, friendship, reunion, adoption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Seducing Maarya (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Vijay Chatterjee is a lonely widower and a successful restaurateur in Montreal. His thoroughly Westernized son Ashish works at his father's eatery but is more interested in the rock band that he started with his friend Michael. One day, Vijay ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: love triangle, opposites attract, interracial relations, social differences, society, fall in love, couple relations, haunted by the past, couples, family relations, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 2K
All Relative (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Things couldn't be going better for Harry and Grace, a young New York City couple in love, until Grace's mother turns Harry's world upside down.
Style: touching, tense, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, disorder, couple relations, couples, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, dishonesty, wooing, romance, hidden identity, graduate student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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A Foreign Affair (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two brothers need household help after their Ma passes away. They decide to join a romance tour to Russia to find and bring home a traditionally minded wife.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, social
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, couple relations, fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, love and romance, family relations, couples, parents and children, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.8
 2K
Marigold (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film follows the story of Marigold Lexton, an American actress who gets stranded in Mumbai and lands a minor role in a Bollywood musical. She meets Prem, the film's choreographer, and undergoes a personal transformation as she experiences ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, opposites attract, showbiz, love triangle, looking for love, fall in love, love affair, bollywood, disorder, love and romance, actor's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 3K
Shake It (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jacob is a young man used to getting everything he wants. For several years, he has been living in a happy homosexual partnership with Jørgen, and one night Jacob decides to pop the big question to Jørgen. Jørgen happily accepts Jacobs marriage ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, family relations, friendship, fall in love, pregnancy, gay relationship, gay teenager, looking for love, couple relations, single parent, gender, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 1K
Just a Kiss (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of thirtysomethings having problems with fidelity gets an opportunity to turn back the clock.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, looking for love, love affair, infidelity, couples, romance, sexual relations, workplace romance, thirtysomething life, love and romance, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 48K
Moonstruck (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cher is devastatingly funny, sinuous and beautiful as Loretta, an unlucky-in-love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she meets - and falls hopelessly in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, fall in love, looking for love, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, italy, sicily italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 625
Suzie Gold (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Suzie Gold is a twentysomething torn between the nice Jewish boy her family is keen on and the non-Jewish boy she loves.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, love triangle, family gatherings, society, interracial relations, unrequited love, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My First Wedding (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young lady about to get married realizes that she has a problem: she fantasizes about every man she sees. She goes to confess at church but unknowingly confesses to a young man who is not a priest. He agrees to help her, but falls in love with her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, true love, fall in love, love triangle, looking for love, wooing, love and romance, singleness, mistaken identity, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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