Movies like In the Mood for Love

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In the Mood for Love (2000)
 8.0
 145K
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Original name: 花樣年華
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they both don’t want to be lonely in their marriage.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, art house, psychological, emotional, lyrical, stylized, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: adultery, loneliness, love affair, newspaper, forbidden love, romance, infidelity, human nature, marriage, coincidence, neighbor, guilt, lovers, rain, secretary, extramarital affair, married couple, art, betrayal, tragedy, life & death, obsession, culture clash, martial arts, success ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1962, 1960s
Place: hong kong, japan, singapore, asia, shanghai, cambodia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and reflective films with plots about love and romance, couples, loneliness, love, dialogue, storytelling and relationships mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like In the Mood for Love: Chungking Express (1994), Fallen Angels (1995), 2046 (2004), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Cairo Time (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Chungking Express (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, ambiguous ending, non-linear, artsy ...
Plot: loneliness, fall in love, femme fatale, romance, multiple storylines, police officer, girlfriend, acceptance, depression, new beginning, love, disguise ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: hong kong, asia, california, taiwan, tokyo
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89%
 7.6
 37K
Fallen Angels (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this bifurcated crime narrative, a disillusioned hitman attempts to escape from his violent lifestyle against the wishes of his partner, who is infatuated with him, and an eccentric mute repeatedly encounters, then subsequently falls for, a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, mysterious, serious, meditative ...
Plot: hitman, killer, one last job, couples, criminal heroes, love, partners in crime, couple relations, love affair, crimes, loneliness, assassin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: hong kong, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 57K
2046 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Women enter and exit a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love.
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, coincidence, old friend, writer's life, romance, road not taken, introspection, understanding, mysterious place, identity crisis, choice, changing the past or future ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, 20th century, 2040s, future
Place: hong kong, singapore, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s.
Style: romantic, feel good, uplifting, heartbreaking, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, impossible love, housewife, adultery, choice, middle aged, fall in love, photographer, midlife crisis, letter, lovers, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1987, year 1965 ...
Place: iowa, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, captivating, serious, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, tourist, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, love and romance, love, marriage, tour guide, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt, africa, alexandria egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
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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, sexy, thought provoking, twists and turns, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, cheating wife, temptation, love and romance, old love, lovers reunited, ex couple relations, moral dilemma, couple relations, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, philadelphia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
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Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 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, gloomy, lyrical ...
Plot: adultery, betrayal, infidelity, love affair, custody, fall in love, crumbling marriage, family problems, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, denmark, france, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
Style: philosophical, melancholic, meditative, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, existentialism, buddhist monk, meditation, life, life changing experience, solitude, human nature, philosophy, monk, teachers and students, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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100%
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Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 125 min.
Story: China in the 1920s. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, intense ...
Plot: mistress, feminism, jealousy, intrigue, insanity, wealth, tragic event, dignity, resentment, young woman, gender, social differences ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 28K
Happy Together (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple take a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning, but instead find themselves drifting ever further apart.
Style: emotional, stylized, atmospheric, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: gay asian, gay, romance, friendship, alienation, couple relations, lifestyle, love and romance, prostitute, gender, longing, disorder ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1997
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
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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, older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, mother son relationship, love affair, sexual relations, infidelity, lust, sexual tension, fall in love, beach, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Late one evening Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to pursue the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, to whom he cannot return.
Style: mind bending, psychological, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: love affair, cheating wife, romance, life turned upside down, couples, disorder, infidelity, losing-it hero, dishonesty, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
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: touching, psychological, sincere, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, marriage, friendship, betrayal, forbidden love, family problems, love affair, adultery, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: high society, countess, infidelity, forbidden love, love triangle, love and romance, aristocracy, lawyer, romance, couple relations, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: new york, usa, boston, washington d.c., paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, forbidden love, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, unrequited love, obsession, tragic love, countryside, love affair, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 7K
Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, extramarital affair, french countryside, romance, bittersweet, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 215K
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, love affair, photographer, sexual attraction, marriage, obsession, cheating wife, depression, secret love, complex characters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, romance, love and romance, couple relations, self discovery, hopes, introspection, life is a bitch, cross country, character study, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Days of Being Wild (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The movie is set in Hong Kong and the Philippines in 1960. Yuddy, or 'York' in English, is a playboy in Hong Kong and is well-known for stealing girls' hearts and breaking them. His first victim is Li Zhen who suffered emotional and ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, youth, radio, rain, sailor, fight, romance, family relations, couples, parents and children, looking for love, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, the philippines, asia, macau, tokyo
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50%
Ju Dou: Secret Love, Hidden Faces (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. Filmed ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspense, touching ...
Plot: adultery, murder, infidelity, marital abuse, drowning, sadism, patricide, abuse, power relations, family problems, sexual dysfunction, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
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The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man ...
Style: psychological, serious, sexual, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, love triangle, pianist, sexual relations, love and romance, human nature, love affair, couple relations, arranged marriage, adultery, infidelity, desire ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: politics, romance, couple relations, terminal illness, city life, human nature, introspection, fall in love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china, beijing china, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: erotic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, love triangle, nude girl, love affair, unfulfilled love, love and romance, dishonesty, destructive relationship, midlife crisis, fall in love, lovers reunited ...
Place: europe, italy, france, new york, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Spain, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While waiting for the brain surgery of his daughter Angela, victim of a motorcycle accident, the surgeon Timoteo recalls his torrid affair with and passion for Italia, a simple woman from slums in the periphery of the big city where he lives. The ...
Style: sexy, emotional, sincere, erotic, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, pregnancy, sexual relations, fall in love, mistress, abortion, couple relations, doubt, husband wife relationship, passion, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The House of Mirth (2000)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, talky, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, debt, gambling, high society, fall in love, dishonesty, romance, couple relations, love and romance, husband wife relationship, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: new york, usa, monte carlo, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Five Times Two (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, stylized ...
Plot: divorce, adultery, infidelity, rape, wedding, childbirth, family life, up and down relationship, romance, introspection, family problems, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, sicily, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, scenic, clever ...
Plot: adultery, lieutenant, romance, love, love affair, tragedy, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship, society, love triangle, star crossed lovers ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 80s, 20th century, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 18K
Damage (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
Style: sexual, sexy, affectionate, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: forbidden love, femme fatale, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, obsession, incest, oral sex, adultery, love triangle, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, paris france, palm springs california, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, adultery, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.5
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Open Hearts (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Cecilie and Joachim are about to get married when a freak car accident leaves Joachim disabled, throwing their lives into a spin. The driver of the other car, Marie, and her family don’t get off lightly, either. Her husband Niels works in the ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, realistic, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: adultery, hospital, destructive relationship, handicapped, love triangle, extramarital affair, love affair, fall in love, relationships, secret love, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%