Movies like Elegy

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Elegy (2008)
 6.8
 21K
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, serious, suspenseful, gloomy, realistic, melancholic, meditative, intellectual, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: teachers and students, obsession, love and romance, age difference, infidelity, critic, sexual attraction, cuban, hedonism, possessiveness, danger, couples, lust, mistrust, dishonesty, power relations, loneliness, aging, adultery, cancer, marriage, terminal illness, poetry, death, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to Elegy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, serious and enigmatic films with plots about love and romance, couples, mentor, relationships, catastrophe, infidelity and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Elegy: Closer (2004), Adore (2013), Last Night (2010), The Reader (2008), High Art (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
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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: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, divorce, love affair, marriage, photographer, obsession, depression, passionate interest, love at first sight, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
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 6.2
 29K
Adore (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering ...
Style: sexy, emotional, captivating, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, sexual relations, fall in love, infidelity, love and romance, parents and children, friendship, couples, dishonesty, older woman younger man relationship, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 44K
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, romantic, sexy, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, temptation, cheating wife, lovers reunited, love and romance, couple relations, trust, moral dilemma, marriage, family problems, old love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 216K
The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: psychological, bleak, emotional, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, sexual relations, age difference, sexuality, trial, first love, unlikely couple, female prisoner, guilt, secret, student, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1958, year 1980 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, berlin germany, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 9K
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: sexual, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, couples, photographer, magazine, drug abuse, addiction, romance, love, gender, human nature, infidelity, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, gloomy, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, friendship, college, betrayal, unfaithful wife, suburban life, writer's life, love and romance, crumbling marriage, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Learning to Drive (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other's company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: elderly, family problems, couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, urban, car accident, laundromat, singing, rain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ...
Style: clever, psychological, talky, serious, biting ...
Plot: betrayal, gay, aids, hollywood, love triangle, grief, chat room, infidelity, romance, gays and lesbians, murder, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: los angeles, rome italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.7
 8K
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: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: divorce, rape, infidelity, marriage, sex, voyeurism, cheating wife, romance, wedding, family life, couples, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, sicily, paris france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, couples, love affair, disintegration, postmodernism, breakup, life turned upside down, family relations, romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Human Stain (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Coleman Silk is a worldly and admired professor who loses his job after unwittingly making a racial slur. To clear his name, Silk writes a book about the events with his friend and colleague Nathan Zuckerman, who in the process discovers a dark ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, tennis, loss of child, hidden identity, dishonesty, disorder, love affair, couples, self destructing, society, loneliness, seduction ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, year 1944
Place: new england, usa, new jersey, massachusetts, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, sad, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, introspection, unfulfillment, responsibility, farewell, secret love, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Leonard Schiller once counted among New York's Literary lions, but illness and ten years of writers block have lowered his profile, almost to the point of obscurity. When Heather Wolfe, an ambitious literature major, asks to interview him for ...
Style: intellectual, realistic, touching, talky, sincere ...
Plot: aging, starting over, writer's life, friendship, friends, vitality, golden years, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, love and romance, hopes, understanding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
All the Real Girls (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a small North Carolina town, Paul, a womanizer, meets Noel, a confused intellectual returning home for the first time in years since she left for boarding school. The film depicts the typical romance of a good girl and a bad boy, in an ...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, womanizer, virginity, mechanic, regret, clown, best friend, coming of age, romance, friendship, social relations, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, southern usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples.
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, couples, looking for love, urban, lifestyle, friends, love and romance, city life, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 1K
Carried Away (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on Jim Harrison's book, "Farmer". 47-year-old Joseph Svenden lives on the family farm with his dying mother and teaches at a two room schoolhouse with Rosealee, his lover and his best friend's widow. Joseph, who lacks a ...
Style: sexual, sincere, sexy, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: teacher, self discovery, couples, infidelity, human nature, farm, couple relations, family relations, love and romance, romance, seduction, sexual attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 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, atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tour guide, tourist, infidelity, love and romance, interracial relations, love affair, couples, dishonesty, fall in love, journal, society, hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, cairo egypt, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
Style: sexual, psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: teachers and students, obsession, forbidden love, teacher, loneliness, age difference, secret, infidelity, dangerous attraction, blackmail, lust, adultery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.0
 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: talky, realistic, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, college, love triangle, couples, buddies, dishonesty, love and romance, couple relations, friends, romance, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993
Place: england, usa, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 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: infidelity, love triangle, couple relations, romance, jealousy, crumbling marriage, love and romance, friendship, husband wife relationship, sex, murder, restaurant ...
Time: 40s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 18K
I Am Love (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.
Style: stylized, realistic, gloomy, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: chef, high society, infidelity, russian, adultery, lesbian, birthday, bourgeoisie, restaurant, food, love and romance, passionate interest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, realistic, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, photographer, waitress, friendship, mistress, invasion, love triangle, womanizer, artist, communism, surgeon, fondling ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: switzerland, central europe, europe, usa, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
 194
Intentions (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Renee leads a fulfilling life as a professor of theater, mother of two girls, and wife to a kind and successful husband. Her life of contentment is changed forever when she discovers an undeniable attraction between herself and a female graduate ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, college, introspection, gender, human nature, forbidden love, couples, fall in love, love and romance, life turned upside down, teachers and students, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.3
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Proof (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker.
Style: psychological, witty, clever, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, obsession, love triangle, blind man, photographer, dishonesty, couples, mistrust, blind character, power relations, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 4K
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: talky, realistic, clever, witty, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, lifestyle, introspection, actor's life, urban, dishonesty, couples, youth, hopes, city life, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 127K
One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, opposites attract, friendship, social differences, ambition, follow your dream, reunion, best friends in love, unfulfilled love, hopes, couples, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 80s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 2K
L'ennui (1998)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A philosophy teacher restless with the need to do something with his life meets a young woman suspected of driving an artist to his death. He finds the very simple Cecilia irritating but develops a sexual rapport with her. Obsessed with the need to ...
Style: psychological, sexual, erotic, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, midlife crisis, love triangle, youth, sexual relations, unfulfillment, passionate interest, love and romance, couple relations, unlikely couple, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Husbands and Wives (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, crumbling marriage, friendship, teacher student relationship, family problems, dishonesty, breakup, couple relations, friends, romance, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Heart of Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, love, love triangle, violin, girl, romance, couples, fall in love, musician's life, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, hungary, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The End of the Affair (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his ...
Style: intellectual, emotional, sexual, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, diary, jealousy, church, passion, temptation, rainy, couple relations, love and romance, mistress ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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