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The Dying Gaul (2005)
 6.4
 2K
The Dying Gaul (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A powerful and seductive Hollywood mogul convinces an impoverished West Hollywood writer, whose lover has recently died of AIDS, to sell his autobiographical screenplay for big bucks. The writer, Robert, knows he'll have to make major changes in the script (like changing the sex of the dying lover). During the rewrite, the producer, Jeffrey, takes Robert under his wing, introducing him to his wife Elaine, herself a closet screenwriter. Jeffrey approaches Robert for sex and Elaine approaches Robert out of curiosity about his sex life in grief. The entangled triangle of relationships threatens more than the completion of a film script. Written by
Style: psychological, melancholic, twists and turns, emotional, absurd, clever, talky, serious, biting, suspense ...
Plot: gay, writers, grief, family problems, betrayal, aids, love triangle, secret, hollywood, chat room, solitude, tragedy, depression, internet, twists & turns, infidelity, romance, couple relations, love and romance, destructive relationship, love affair, murder, couples, dishonesty, death in the family ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, egypt, rome italy, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, melancholic and sexy films with plots about love and romance, mentor, catastrophe, betrayal, couples, relationships and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like The Dying Gaul: Longtime Companion (1989), Closer (2004), One Night Stand (1997), The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002), His Secret Life (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), writer's life, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.2
 199K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, infidelity, love triangle, sexual attraction, photographer, love affair, divorce, marriage, obsession, depression, complex characters, love at first sight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: male female relationship, friendship, lovers reunited, love triangle, infidelity, family problems, couples, couple relations, love affair, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, emotional, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, human nature, couple relations, jealous spouse, dishonesty, imaginary friend, adultery, couples, mentally unstable, society, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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His Secret Life (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Antonia's husband Massimo is killed in a car accident, she accidentally discovers that he has been having a same-sex affair with a produce wholesaler named Michele.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: aids, friendship, infidelity, transsexual, adultery, gay, human nature, understanding, manipulation, family problems, dishonesty, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, istanbul turkey, amsterdam, milan italy, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, marriage, friendship, betrayal, adultery, forbidden love, family problems, love affair, couples, dishonesty, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.7
 22K
Elegy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, sexy, serious, erotic ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teacher student sex, age difference, obsession, teachers and students, older man younger woman sex, infidelity, love and romance, couples, danger, critic, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.
Style: witty, melancholic, sexy, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, older woman younger man relationship, pimp, prostitution, love affair, family problems, seduction, sex, rejection, vandalism, money problems, women ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, pasadena california, santa monica california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, love triangle, romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 5K
Heights (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, non-linear, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, introspection, lifestyle, city life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, actor's life, gay, family relations, wedding, existentialism, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, wales ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 10K
High Art (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Style: sexy, sincere, emotional, sexual, depressing ...
Plot: lesbian, photographer, addiction, lesbian couple, lgbt, human nature, love affair, drugs/alcohol, couples, photograph, heroin, magazine ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 6K
Timecode (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A production company begins casting for its next feature, and an up-and-coming actress named Rose tries to manipulate her filmmaker boyfriend, Alex, into giving her a screen test. Alex's wife, Emma, knows about the affair and is considering ...
Style: tense, avant garde, enigmatic, psychological, ironic ...
Plot: jealousy, multiple storylines, showbiz, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, manipulation, infidelity, love triangle, betrayal, dishonesty, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 3K
XX/XY (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of ...
Style: psychological, humorous, touching, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, college, love triangle, threesome, couple relations, love and romance, buddies, haunted by the past, sex, passion, break up ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, year 1993, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: new york, europe, usa, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 9K
Married Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The late 1940s. Richard Langley, a bachelor playboy, narrates a story that starts when his best friend, Harry Allen, invites him to lunch to tell Richard he's in love. Trouble is, Harry's already married to Pat; he worries Pat would be ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, romance, jealousy, crumbling marriage, love and romance, friendship, husband wife relationship, murder, neo noir, mistress ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1949, year 1947, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Playing by Heart (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aids, architect, adultery, infidelity, couples, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, romance, relationships, bittersweet, gay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 2K
Second Skin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Diego is a doctor who has fallen in love with a married man with a son. Against the advice of his boss and best friend, he continues his affair with Alberto. The consequences of this affair profoundly alter not only the two men's lives, but ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, romance, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, love affair, homosexual, coming out, gay relationship, doctor, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.0
 2K
Bliss (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Joseph and Maria are married for six months and Maria still has never had an orgasm with her husband. They begin to visit mysterious doctor Baltazar who teaches them how to reach ecstasy in sex.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, neurotic, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sex therapist, sexualized violence, marriage, infidelity, psychology, betrayal, starting over, father daughter incest, sexual dysfunction, sexual abuse, frigidity, sexual arousal ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, seattle washington, vancouver, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
 3K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, tense, sincere, lyrical, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, love affair, fall in love, custody, family problems, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, denmark, france, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5.4
 7K
Intersection (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: During a car accident, Vincent Eastman watches his whole life flash before his eyes, and he doesn't like what he sees. While maintaining the semblance of a marriage with his wife, Sally, Vincent has been carrying on with a mistress, Olivia. ...
Style: sexy, stylized, talky, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, car accident, road accident, destiny, romance, betrayal, moral dilemma, lovers reunited, introspection, love and romance, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, vancouver, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, gay, friendship, death, family relations, euthanasia, lgbt, parents and children, gays and lesbians, friends, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.6
 104K
A Single Man (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1964 novel of the same name, the film follows a day in the life of George Falconer, a British college professor reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: depression, gay, gays and lesbians, tragic love, broken heart, homosexual, haunted by the past, loneliness, love and romance, teacher student relationship, death, best friends ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 1940s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, denver colorado, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Friends of painter Jean-Baptiste Emmerich gather at a Paris railroad station for a four-hour journey to Limoges, where Emmerich wanted to be buried. The dozen travelers include art historian Fran├žois and his lover Louis, who develops an interest in ...
Style: realistic, talky, psychological, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, haunted by the past, gender, contests and competitions, dealing with death, performer's life, love and romance, couple relations, couples, transvestism, friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, europe, france, cambodia, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 5K
Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Story of two gorgeous, young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Shy Mathieu is 18-years-old and on summer vacation in the south of France. He spends his days lazily sunning ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, meditative ...
Plot: gay, teenage life, love affair, romance, depression, couple relations, male nudity, beach, coming out, youth, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, brittany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.6
 9K
5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, tense ...
Plot: rape, divorce, adultery, infidelity, wedding, childbirth, family life, up and down relationship, romance, introspection, family problems, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, depressing, intense ...
Plot: aids, self discovery, love triangle, lgbt, romance, hopes, loneliness, gay, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnancy, bisexual ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: ohio, new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 15K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, leukemia, couple relations, life & death, fall in love, social differences, human nature, parents and children, unfulfillment, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 2K
Flirt (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Japan). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other people involved, an ex-partner and someone else in a ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, nothing goes right, romance, gays and lesbians, betrayal, couples, dishonesty, gender, ultimatum, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: new york, tokyo, japan, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, psychological, emotional, serious, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, human nature, love and romance, couple relations, romance, couples, drinking, depression, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 6K
Cairo Time (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland, Egypt
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, tourist, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, love and romance, love, marriage, interracial relations, tour guide, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt, africa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 46K
Last Night (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Style: melancholic, emotional, sexy, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, temptation, old love, cheating wife, love and romance, lovers reunited, moral dilemma, ex couple relations, family problems, trust, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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