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The Lacemaker (1977)
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The Lacemaker (1977)
Original name: La dentellière
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The internationally produced The Lacemaker (La Dentelliere) stars Isabelle Huppert as Pomme, a meek and mild French beautician whose life takes a fateful turn during a vacation to Normandy. Here Huppert becomes the lover of middle-class literature-student Francois (Yves Beneyton). The relationship sours when Francois takes her home to meet his parents, thanks in no small part to their differing social backgrounds. The Lacemaker was the film that solidified the stardom of Isabelle Huppert; she was showered with awards, most notably the British Film Academy.
Style: psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative, intellectual
Plot: mental institution, social differences, young lovers, teenage life, college, youth, romance, couple relations, tragic love, love and romance, university, mental illness, infidelity, destructive relationship, fall in love, love affair, haunted by the past, society, couples, college life, lovers reunited, unfulfillment, legal investigation, beautician, mental breakdown ...
Time: 70s
Place: normandy, paris france, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and sexy films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, unfulfillment, couple relations, love affair and infidelity mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like The Lacemaker: Sentimental Destinies (2000), Loulou (1980), La séparation (1994), Wuthering Heights (2003), Heartbeat (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, gloomy
Plot: family business, factory, forbidden love, love affair, social differences, society, couples, infidelity, fall in love, tragic love, crumbling marriage, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 1900s ...
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france
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95%
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Loulou (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This 1980 French film features Isabelle Huppert as a restless young woman who ditches her boring, tempramental boyfriend for a wild, leather-clad bad boy (played by an incandescent, youthful Gerard Depardieu).
Style: serious, realistic, erotic, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, advertising agency, leather jacket, sexual relations, opposites attract, city life, rebelliousness, social differences, urban, love affair, destructive relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
La séparation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Paris, Pierre and Anne have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou, who stays with the nanny Laurence during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor and Claire, who also ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, dysfunctional family, tragic love, love and romance, destructive relationship, family problems, disintegration, lovers reunited, dishonesty, price of justice, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: young lovers, love affair, teenage life, love triangle, social differences, forbidden love, youth, fall in love, romance, tragic love, opposites attract, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, serious, stylized
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, seduction, love affair, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, destructive relationship, breakup, social differences, couples, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Oliver's Story (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Oliver Barrett IV is emotionally devastated by the death of his wife Jenny, and, while he tries to lose himself in his work as a lawyer, the long hours don't ease his pain, especially when he finds that his leftist views conflict with those of ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, family relations, family problems, couples, optimism, love and romance, starting over, dealing with death, romance, hopes, opposites attract, young lovers ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: obsession, forbidden love, young lovers, mental illness, romance, destructive relationship, teenage life, tragic love, couples, parents and children, coming of age, first love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: modern day adaptation, serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: hip hop, lifestyle, love triangle, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, social differences, haunted by the past, tragic love, infidelity, love affair, showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, contemplative, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: family problems, couples, dark humor, breakup, infidelity, love triangle, midlife crisis, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Kung-Fu Master (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Veteran French director Agnes Varda's Le Petit Amour is based on a short story by actress/songstress Jane Birkin. Birkin herself plays the main character, a loving but lonely 40-year-old divorcee. Her life is brightened a bit by the presence of ...
Style: touching, gloomy, sexual, sexy, serious ...
Plot: romance, older woman younger man relationship, unfulfilled love, couple relations, teenage life, youth, unfulfillment, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, looking for love, martial arts ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 574
The Bridge (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Actor Gerard Depardieu co-directed this drama about a married woman who falls in love with another man. Mina is a movie buff with a husband, Georges, who's out of work, and a 15-year-old son, Tommy. While Mina works part-time as a domestic for ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, semi autobiographical
Plot: fall in love, infidelity, forbidden love, parents and children, family problems, dull life, couples, love affair, couple relations, love triangle, looking for love, midlife crisis ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, normandy
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48%
 6.7
 435
Nuts for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: En 1975, unos meses antes del comienzo de la dictadura militar argentina, Alicia y Marcelo se conocen en un concierto de Sui Géneris. El amor surge inmediatamente entre ellos, pero el retorno del novio de Alicia provoca la separación. En 1982, en ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lovers reunited, reunion, social differences, love affair, romance, state affairs, love and romance, politics, couples, destiny, unfulfilled love, political unrest ...
Place: argentina
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45%
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, social differences, forbidden love, society, unfulfilled love, love and romance, romance, fall in love, youth, revolution, young lovers, village ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Heavenly Forest (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The story begins with Makoto Segawa, a freshman at Meikei University. On the day of his university entrance ceremony, Makoto meets a fresh-faced, quirky girl named Shizuru. Makoto has a complex which causes him to shy away from contact with other ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: student life, love triangle, fall in love, university, couple relations, love and romance, young lovers, romance, youth, couples, death, photograph ...
Place: japan
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44%
The Soft Skin (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Pierre Lachenay is a well-known publisher and lecturer, married with Franca and father of Sabine, around 10. He meets an air hostess, Nicole. They start a love affair, which Pierre is hiding, but he cannot stand staying away from her.
Style: contemplative, gloomy, sexual, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: stewardess, airplane, airport, new wave, destructive relationship, lovers reunited, love triangle, midlife crisis, couple relations, human nature, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, lisbon portugal, france, europe
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43%
Mademoiselle Chambon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Véronique Chambon (Sandrine Kiberlain), a single schoolteacher and Jean (Vincent Lindon), discover an unexpected bond that causes them to question the direction of their lives. They move in different social circles but their relationship develops ...
Style: serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, fall in love, obsession, infidelity, family problems, family relations, unfulfillment, small town, social differences, teacher, family in crisis ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
I Love You Too (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 99 min.
Story: While camping in France, Eric and Eddy fall in with two women. Eric talks to Silke, a Ugandan studying medicine in Holland. She tells him about her life and asks about the book he's writing: it's the story of his love affair with Reza. He ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, erotic, exciting ...
Plot: femdom, losing-it hero, romance, lifestyle, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, couples, family problems, love affair, sexual relations, couple relations, infidelity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Frontier of the Dawn (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A celebrity is caught by her husband with a young lover. She ends the relationship, but slowly goes insane and kills herself.
Style: atmospheric, serious, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: tragic love, haunted by the past, couples, love and romance, love affair, obsession, fall in love, falling in love, unfulfillment, longing, crying, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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She's So Lovely (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: obsession, mental institution, mental illness, crumbling marriage, romance, love triangle, destructive relationship, couple relations, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, family problems, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Not My Type (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Clement, a young philosophy teacher, is sent to Arras for a year. He meets Jennifer, a pretty hair stylist, and the two freely share their hearts and bodies as they try to overcome the cultural and social divide between them.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social differences, fall in love, couples, romance, society, young lovers, beauty salon, opposites attract, provincial life, love and romance, couple relations, giant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
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38%
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Gabrielle (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seemingly ideal marriage is thrown into embarrassing turmoil in Patrice Chéreau's period drama, based on the short story The Return by Joseph Conrad.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, cuckold, letter, adultery, couples, family problems, power relations, dishonesty, love and romance, bourgeoisie, suffering ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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37%
Swann in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Swann (Jeremy Irons), an eligible bachelor in the best circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, has also some more vulgar but rich friends, the Verdurins. Through them he meets Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. She ...
Style: sexy, gloomy, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, jealousy, courtesan, social differences, couple relations, anti semitism, infidelity, destructive relationship, sexual relations, love triangle, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, europe, italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Eros (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve ...
Style: sexy, stylized, atmospheric, erotic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, social differences, fall in love, lovers reunited, society, lifestyle, obsession, infidelity, male female relationship, sexuality, psychiatrist ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: hong kong, asia, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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David and Lisa (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It was adapted as a stage play in 1967, and was remade as a television movie in 1998 starring Lukas Haas, Sidney Poitier and Brittany Murphy.
Style: sincere, psychological, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: social relations, power relations, teenage love, love affair, teenage life, mental illness, looking for love, friendship, doctors and patients, mental institution, family relations, young lovers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Trout (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The sexual and social dysfunctional behaviour of the corporate elite are further aggravated when a naive married woman becomes the obsession of two wealthy suitors.
Style: psychological, sexual, witty, clever, sexy ...
Plot: married woman, on the road, small town, city life, urban, small town life, infidelity, workplace situations, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, domestic disturbance, rise to the top ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, japan, europe, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Two English Girls (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at the house where she lives with her mother and her sister ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, sentimental, talky
Plot: love triangle, platonic, family relations, couple relations, fall in love, destructive relationship, siblings relations, romance, love and romance, couples, woman, frenchman abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, pre world war one, 1900s, turn of the century
Place: paris france, france, europe, wales, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
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Anna Karenina (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, betrayal, love triangle, family relations, tragic hero, forbidden love, fall in love, destructive relationship, unsupportive spouse, love affair, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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33%
Belle du Seigneur (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: tragic love, love affair, romance, love triangle, infidelity, sexual content, social differences, society, political unrest, unfulfillment, state affairs, anti semitism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland
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33%
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Listen to Me (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It was the best time of their lives. A kid from Oklahoma. An immigrant's daughter. A senator's son, a society girl, and a college professor with a dream. They had one thing in common...the will to win. A group of college debaters learn ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, college life, politics, opposites attract, love, college, romance, contests and competitions, love and romance, ambition, society, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.2
 400
Sun Kissed (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Teddy, a young writer, ventures to an isolated desert house to complete his first novel, where he meets and seduces the mysterious caretaker, Leo. Layers of memory and hallucination unfold that intertwine the two men.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, surreal, sexy ...
Plot: desert, destructive relationship, tragic love, couple relations, love affair, master and servant, love and romance, gays and lesbians, romance, couples, dangerous attraction, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%