Movies like In the City of Sylvia

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In the City of Sylvia (2007)
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In the City of Sylvia (2007)
Original name: En la ciudad de Sylvia
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man returns to a city to try to track down a lovely woman he met six years earlier.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious
Plot: obsession, romance, city life, pursuit, looking for love, reunion, society, couples, performer's life, love and romance, obsessive quest, urban, cafe, wind, streetcar, bar, street, sketching, following
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe

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Most similar movies to In the City of Sylvia

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and psychological films with plots about couples, love and romance, society, romance, female director, family relations and couple relations mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like In the City of Sylvia: Insecure (2014), In Your Hands (2010), The Role of Her Life (2004), Hip Moves (2012), The Three-Way Wedding (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Insecure (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chérif, struggling to pass the entrance exam for nursing school, takes on a side job as a security guard. On duty there, he faces off with a group of hostile teenagers who constantly harass him, and gradually ends up an accomplice to a robbery gone ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: working class, fall in love, couples, society, misfit, immigrants, life is a bitch, security guard, pursuit, gang, danger, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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In Your Hands (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Stockholm Syndrome. Feelings arise between a young kidnapper and his victim, a woman surgeon. He seeks revenge for a medical accident that prevents him from living peacefully and decides to kidnapp the woman he holds responsible. When the latter ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, emotional
Plot: vengeance, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, romance, danger, couples, grudge, fall in love, imprisonment, police, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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The Role of Her Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Freelance writer in a fashion journal, Claire meets Elisabeth Becker, a movie star. Everything separates them, their characters, their relationships with men, and of course money. Claire is hired as Elisabeth's personal assistant.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, actor's life, love triangle, social differences, society, romance, celebrity culture, showbiz, looking for love, love and romance, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Hip Moves (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hervé is a lonely man who lives only for his self-defense courses. Fired from the zoo where he works because he depresses the animals, he becomes a night watchman in a factory. To pass the time, he watches the comings and goings of a strange pair ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, pregnancy, nightshift, crimes, unfulfillment, prostitute, hospital, love, couples, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), dull life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover. Everyone is finding his new place.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, writer's life, introspection, couples, artists and showbiz, couple relations, playwright, society, friendship, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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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: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, family problems, couple relations, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, aging, elderly, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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G.H.B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A reflection on love and pleasure experienced by three women, set in France, New York, and Shanghai.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: on the run, obsessive quest, friendship, haunted by the past, on the road, looking for love, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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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, stylized, talky ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, introspection, romance, seaport, unfulfillment, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, couples, soldier, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, wartime life, couple relations, destiny, haunted by the past, destructive relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eight people try to end their loneliness by searching for that one person to love, who can make their life complete.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, friends, love affair, wooing, couple relations, couples, looking for love, urban, love and romance, taiwanese, loneliness
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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10 to 11 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 10 to 11 is the story of a passionate collector Mithat and the concierge of the building, Ali. For Mithat Istanbul is as vast as his collections and for Ali is nothing more than a few blocks around the building. When the neighbors decide to have the ...
Style: sentimental, contemplative, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, friendship, concierge, collector, city life, golden years, aging, neighbor, obsessive quest, unlikely partners, elderly, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, breakup, couple relations, theater, workplace, couples, family problems, boss and employee, love and romance, friendship, strong female presence, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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52%
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Raja (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Raja is a nineteen year old orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally bankrupt westerner living amid his plush gardens and palm trees. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Marrakech, Raja is a cross-cultural drama ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: opposites attract, unlikely couple, fall in love, social differences, unfulfilled love, love and romance, orphan, society, romance, youth, rich and poor, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
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51%
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Lulu (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two young urchins turn the streets of Buenos Aires into their own magical playground, in this vibrant portrait of young love.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: teenage love, youth, love and romance, romance, crimes, juvenile delinquency, society, city life, urban, young lovers
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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Wajma, an Afghan Love Story (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It’s snowing in Kabul, and gregarious waiter Mustafa charms a pretty student named Wajma. The pair begin a clandestine relationship—they’re playful and passionate but ever mindful of the societal rules they are breaking. After Wajma discovers ...
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, student, family relations, parents and children, forbidden love, life turned upside down, society, honor, love, rivalry, couples, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan
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Chercher le garçon (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 70 min.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, thirtysomething life, love and romance, romance, hopes, computers and web, single woman, male female relationship, female director, fisherman, laptop, provence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille provence, marseille
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The Stranger in Us (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In this verité-style drama, Anthony, a newcomer to San Francisco, attempts to come to terms with his abusive ex-lover when he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a street hustler.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: looking for love, gender, love and romance, couples, city life, lgbt, gay, writer's block, urban, street kid, lifestyle, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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47%
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An Open Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Argentina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mila and Javier, both renowned surgeons and both passionate about their work, have been madly in love for the past 10 years. They have always taken great care to preserve their extraordinary love for each other and refuse to succumb to the routine ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, crumbling marriage, couples, alcohol abuse, supportive spouse, addiction, pregnancy, power relations, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, unfulfillment, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The God of Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Yao (Madi Diocou) and Moroccan Rachid (Soufiane Ouaarab) arrive illegally in Valencia, Spain, and separate. Yao sells pirated DVDs in the street and wanders disconsolately around the barrio until he glimpses divorcee Maria Luisa (Marisa Paredes) ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, love and romance, gender, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, lifestyle, society, sexuality, misfit, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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46%
The Japanese Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Snehmoy (Rahul Bose) and Miyage (Chigusa Takaku) are pen friends who exchange wedding vows through letters. Fifteen years pass but they never meet. Yet the bond of marriage is strong between them. This unusual relationship comes under a cloud when a ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, looking for love, couples, love triangle, village, unfulfillment, lovers apart, pen pal, society, friendship, unfulfilled love, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, japan, asia
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A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, parents and children, society, introspection, couples, suburbs, unfulfillment, suburban life, friends, mother daughter relationship, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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45%
House in Brittany (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young woman inherits her family's historic home on the coast of Brittany, a house she has not been to since her father died there when she was age 12.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, homecoming, childhood memory, heiress, house, landscape, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, brittany, europe, cornwall, atlantic ocean
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45%
Wandering Streams (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Emile is a 70-ish former horticulturalist who once raised bonsai trees "because they don't take up too much room." Indeed, his whole existence is safe and uneventful to a fault, somewhat juiced by friendship with raucous fishing ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: looking for love, aging, love and romance, couples, village, friendship, introspection, family relations, golden years, buddies, elderly, elderly lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Waiting City (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An outwardly happy Australian couple journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that the arrangements have yet to be finalized. Soon, the intoxicating mystic power of the Indian city pulls them in separate and unexpected ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, couple relations, romance, society, hopes, family relations, city life, love, rivalry, love and romance, urban, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Atomic Age (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Two young boys, Victor and Rainer, take the commuter train to spend the evening in Paris. In a nightclub on the banks of the Seine they go from one disappointment to another, from failed chat ups to street brawls. But as they get carried away by the ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, exciting, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, friends, lifestyle, buddies, city life, on the road, youth, gender, urban, coming out, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, society, family relations, urban, twentysomething life, best friends, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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40%
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Anna M. (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Anna, a somewhat introverted woman, becomes obsessed with the orthopedic surgeon who helped with her recuperation following a car accident. Incorrectly believing the love to be reciprocated, she embarks on several attempts to try and stay in touch ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, unfulfilled love, mental illness, doctors and patients, doctor, hate, hopes, unfulfillment, dealing with death, mentally unstable, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Tales (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative, which knits together the stories of seven characters to create a microcosm of Iranian working-class ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: society, love, everyday life, family relations, multiple storylines, couples, friendship, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social misfits, female director, taxi driver ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The End of Silence (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: society, love affair, ballerina, airport, performance, ballet, russian, adaptation, immigrants, language barrier, couples, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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7 Days in Havana (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cuba, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A young American boy is trying to break into the acting business, and goes to Cuba during a film festival.
Style: contemplative, realistic, anthology, captivating, serious ...
Plot: city life, self discovery, society, introspection, culture clash, tour guide, lifestyle, musician, actor, singer, urban, flying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, havana cuba, cuba
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