Movies like In the White City

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In the White City (1983)
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In the White City (1983)
Original name: Dans la ville blanche
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Portugal, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Swiss sailor jumps ship in Lisbon, tired of the noisy engine room, the ship "a floating factory of crazy people." He rents a room and does little. He writes letters to his lover, describing the whiteness of the city, the solitude and the silence. He sends his love and emptiness; she replies with love and confusion. He sends movies from his 8mm camera. Then he becomes friendly with Rosa, a chambermaid, and soon it's a love affair. He continues to send letters and movies home. His Swiss lover is hurt and angry; she sends an ultimatum. Written by jhailey
Style: psychological, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, surreal, contemplative, stylized
Plot: midlife crisis, ship, on the road, love and romance, self discovery, infidelity, couples, criminal heroes, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, sailor, letter, hotel, female nudity, sex scene, train, male nudity, bartender, chambermaid, breasts, hotel room, home movie, very little dialogue, letter writing, stabbed
Time: 80s
Place: portugal, europe, switzerland, lisbon portugal

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and gloomy films with plots about unfulfillment, couples, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, family problems and couple relations mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like In the White City: Strapless (1989), The Pumpkin Eater (1964), Late Bloomers (2011), 1001 Grams (2014), Multiple Sarcasms (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Strapless (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An expatriate American doctor in London allows herself to lighten up when her freewheeling younger sister and a mysterious man enter her life. Her inhibitions released, the beautiful doctor learns that freedom has its own price.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, self discovery, midlife crisis, terminal illness, romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, wooing, doctor, mysterious character, immigrants, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: portugal, england, europe, london
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95%
The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The study of a marriage. Jo has five children and husband number two when she meets writer Jake Armitage. She leaves this husband to marry Jake, and his career takes off. A few years and at least one child later, Jo is deeply depressed, breaking ...
Style: emotional, clever, psychological, touching, bleak ...
Plot: marriage, hopes, strong female presence, infidelity, midlife crisis, couple relations, self discovery, love and romance, unfulfillment, family problems, couples, breakup ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.7
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Late Bloomers (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Late Bloomers stars Isabella Rossellini and William Hurt as a married couple pulled apart by the threat of old age. Each reacts in a different way: Hurt’s distinguished architect chases after his glory days, while Rossellini’s housewife installs ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, couple relations, romance, midlife crisis, aging, unfulfillment, elderly, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 1K
1001 Grams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale. Finally Marie is forced to come to terms with how much a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, unfulfillment, dull life, frustration, scientist, seminar, estrangement, love, bittersweet, love affair, love and romance, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, family life, self discovery, family relations, writer's life, introspection, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, artists and showbiz, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
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Transylvania (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Zingarina arrives in Transylavania, accompanied by her close friend Marie and her guide and interpreter Luminitsa. She is not there only to visit this region of Romania but to trace her lover Milan, a musician who has made her pregnant and who left ...
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: obsessive quest, self discovery, on the road, pregnancy, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), folk, infidelity, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: touching, psychological, bleak, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, parents and children, family relations, couples, couple relations, love affair, introspection, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Ploy (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A husband and wife are locked inside a single hotel room with a stranger named Ploy. Subtle suspicions build up to jealousy as the young woman triggers devastating consequences for the couple.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: hotel, jealousy, chambermaid, love triangle, love and romance, couples, strong sexual content, unfulfillment, pillow, depression, bathroom, dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Knifer (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cyprus, Greece
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After his father death, Nikos moves from Ptolemaida to Athens. His uncle offers him food and shelter while he starts taking care of his dogs. Alone in an isolated suburb, he's wearing down into his misery routine, till the moment his ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: starting over, love triangle, family problems, couples, dull life, unfulfillment, infidelity, uncle nephew relationship, sex scene, murder, hopes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, culture clash, self discovery, family problems, couples, social differences, infidelity, society, love and romance, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, israel, europe, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 292
Hard Times (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the troubled son of an NGO worker refuses to take a test and announces that he is not leaving his room, his concerned mother asks one of her clients, a Cuban exile, for help in setting the boy straight. Gonzalo has decided to drop out of ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: infidelity, dull life, black market, couples, disability, down on your luck, parents and children, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, youth, chess ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madrid, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: clever, tense, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, writer's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, journalism, crumbling marriage, love and romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, touching, psychological, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, fall in love, introspection, love affair, looking for love, infidelity, couple relations, human nature, midlife crisis, writer's life, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Searching for the Elephant (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A freelance photographer Hyun-woo seems to live an enviable life with a successful career. But his inside is torn apart from the sorrow of being deserted by his ex-girlfriend Mari. He even gets unclear about what’s really happening in reality and ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, addiction, infidelity, love and romance, life is a bitch, split personality, dishonesty, dull life, couples, city life, sex addict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Blind Chance (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: train, destiny, politics, student, chance, airplane, polish, militant, couples, self discovery, infidelity, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: poland, libya, europe, new jersey, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
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Webdultery (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple in a failing marriage begin to cheat on each other using the power of the internet.
Style: emotional, realistic, sexy, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, sexual relations, extramarital affair, cheating wife, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Married/Unmarried (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Obsession and doubt control four friends' relationship.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, serious, semi serious
Plot: love affair, looking for love, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, young lovers, love and romance, youth, infidelity, couple relations, dysfunctional family, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Married Woman (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A superficial woman has conflict between choosing her abusive husband and her vain lover.
Style: contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: family problems, family relations, couples, dull life, love triangle, couple relations, new wave, moral dilemma, introspection, love affair, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Dancing in the Dark (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "To all outward appearances, Edna Cormick (Martha Henry) is the perfect housewife.... She's married to a man who'll stand up in public and say, "This is my wife," so that there'll be no confusion ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, hospital, infidelity, graphic violence, couples, family relations, family problems, crimes, crumbling marriage, deadly, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.1
 17K
The Night (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, sexy, sexual, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, terminal illness, nightclub, writers, party, midlife crisis, couple relations, introspection, parents and children, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, los angeles, europe, usa, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Hedda (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Henrik Ibsen's enduring drama about a Nordic femme fatale - a neurotic, controlling, strong-willed woman who is nonetheless alluring to the males in her town. She is a solitary woman in a society held together by kinship and class. If she had ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy, clever
Plot: femme fatale, manipulation, introspection, feminism, human nature, manipulations, dishonesty, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, strong female presence, couples ...
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Love After Love (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lola is an independent woman, a professional writer with 2 men on a string. Both men are married with children. When the men, and Lola, face having to make choices, Lola's comfortable life becomes less appealing.
Style: gloomy, psychological, sincere, thought provoking, dark humor ...
Plot: dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, romance, family problems, breakup, couples, unfulfillment, infidelity, midlife crisis, love triangle, female director ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Birch Wood (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Takes place in a prewar Poland. A tubercular young man comes to stay with his brother on a farm. He is in love with life and constantly plays 1930's music on a piano. He gets involved with his brother's problems and also becomes the lover ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: countryside, terminal illness, forest, piano, dealing with death, love and romance, infidelity, family life, siblings relations, unfulfillment, twins, tragic hero ...
Place: europe, poland, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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White Nights on the Pier (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man walks every night along the jetty. There he meets a young woman who is waiting for the man of her life. Over four nights, they discuss life and he gradually falls in love with her.
Style: contemplative, realistic, atmospheric, talky, stylized ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, introspection, romance, seaport, unfulfillment, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 114
Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: sexual relations, human nature, destiny, couple relations, love and romance, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, hopes, womanizer, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 2K
Aurora (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 181 min.
Story: An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a line of abandoned trailers, the man silently watches what ...
Style: psychological, bleak, tense, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: murder, midlife crisis, losing-it hero, family relations, factory worker, parents and children, unfulfillment, crimes, crime, new wave, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 262
Adrift (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Adrift begins with the wedding of Duyen and Hai. Duyen is a beautiful tourist guide and translator who marries Hai, a taxi driver who is two years her junior. Duyen thinks the marriage will make her happy but it turns out more difficult, especially ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, sexy, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, couple relations, couples, forbidden love, self discovery, estrangement, unfulfillment, tour guide, family problems, translator, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.1
 21K
Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, pastor, winter, faith, priest, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, crumbling marriage, society, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
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Heaven's Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two couples, old friends, end up in a heated debate over adultery at a dinner party.
Style: contemplative, psychological, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, best friends, couples, estrangement, couple relations, introspection, society, unfulfillment, anniversary, dinner, marriage ...
Place: sweden, denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
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The Nanny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, social differences, power relations, family problems, parents and children, youth, down on your luck, master and servant, family relations, love and romance, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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