Movies like In the Mood for Love

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In the Mood for Love
Original name: 花樣年華
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
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: atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, serious, meditative, enigmatic, romantic, gloomy, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, loneliness, romance, marriage, neighbor, newspaper, love, relationships, love story, love affair, urban, unfulfilled love, dialogue, beautiful scenery, secrets, art, storytelling, stylish, love and romance, obsession, hotel, betrayal, music, existentialism ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1966
Place: hong kong, asia, shanghai, singapore, cambodia, japan

Most similar movies to In the Mood for Love

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, serious, talky and enigmatic films with plots about catastrophe, dialogue, culture clash, relationships, love, obsession and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like In the Mood for Love: 2046 (2004), Happy Together (1997), Reconstruction (2003), Days of Being Wild (1990), Chungking Express (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.5
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2046
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: futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: writer's life, romance, loneliness, womanizer, love, relationships, hotel, androids, memory, existentialism, love story, human nature ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 21st century, 60s, future ...
Place: hong kong, asia, china, singapore
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.8
 18K
Happy Together
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: atmospheric, stylized, emotional, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: homosexuality, romance, loneliness, gay, drinking, relationships, fall in love, love, friendship, love story, male nudity, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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System:   90%
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Reconstruction
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 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: atmospheric, psychological, clever, serious, stylized ...
Plot: love, romance, hotel, love affair, destructive relationship, relationships, existentialism, love story, loneliness, urban, life turned upside down, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   100%
 
Days of Being Wild
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, serious, melancholic, meditative, enigmatic ...
Plot: romance, obsession, adoption, hotel, loneliness, looking for love, relationships, violence, friendship, drinking, love triangle, existentialism ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: hong kong, asia, tokyo, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   65%
 
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Chungking Express
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: romance, loneliness, obsession, dreams, isolation, destiny, memory, drugs/alcohol, love, hotel, relationships, girlfriend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, california, asia, tokyo, taiwan ...
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System:   73%
    User:   70%
 
My Blueberry Nights
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, USA
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: touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: loneliness, self discovery, romance, road trip, love, on the road, relationships, hospital, love story, destiny, life philosophy, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, memphis, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   69%
 
 6.3
 3K
Chinese Box
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, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: romance, culture clash, death, city life, love, love and romance, adultery, love story, urban, obsession, relationships, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   62%
 
 7.6
 3K
Happiness
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 79 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: serious, atmospheric, enigmatic, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: romance, infidelity, adultery, marriage, crumbling marriage, mozart, relationships, beautiful scenery, couple relations, love affair, obsession, new wave ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   59%
 
The Woman Next Door
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion ...
Style: serious, gloomy, melancholic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, romance, adultery, destructive relationship, love, relationships, infidelity, love story, loneliness, love triangle, tragic love, wine ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
 7.5
 3K
Faithless
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, serious, gloomy, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, betrayal, loneliness, relationships, swedish, guilt, romance, love affair, marriage, parents and children, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, france, sweden, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   54%
 
 7.2
 12K
Ashes of Time
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is set in five parts, five seasons that are part of the Chinese almanac. The story takes place in the jianghu, the world of the martial arts. Ouyang Feng has lived in the western desert for some years. He left his home in White Camel ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, epic, serious, meditative ...
Plot: martial arts, loneliness, desert, vengeance, unfulfilled love, love, stylish, relationships, chases and races, memory, crimes, wilderness ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
The Age of Innocence
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: stylized, atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, period piece, divorce, marriage, infidelity, unfulfilled love, adaptation, fall in love, beautiful scenery, obsession, literature ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1890s, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
The French Lieutenant's Woman
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: clever, serious, atmospheric, enigmatic, romantic ...
Plot: romance, tragedy, love, adultery, postmodernism, destructive relationship, obsession, relationships, love story, period piece, love affair, literature ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 18th century, victorian, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
Temptress Moon
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set in the decadent 1920s, Temptress Moon tells the very complicated story of a wealthy family living on the outskirts of Shanghai. Their youngest daughter, Ruyi, is brought up as a servant to her opium-addicted father and brother. Meanwhile, her ...
Style: stylized, serious, gloomy, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, love, marriage, revenge, parents and children, revolution, murder, dysfunctional family, violence, betrayal, pornography, crimes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
A Man and a Woman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly, they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, romantic, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love, couple relations, love story, relationships, beautiful scenery, school, fall in love, train, love and romance, life & death, racing ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
The Grandmaster
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip ...
Style: stylized, epic, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, vengeance, master warrior, revenge, fight scenes, brutality, drinking, heroes, mentor, contests and competitions, storytelling ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: china, hong kong, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   46%
 
 7.7
 20K
Fallen Angels
Genre: 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: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: love, assassin, hitman, loneliness, assassination, crimes, stylish, storytelling, love and romance, crime, urban, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, tokyo, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
 6.6
 82K
Anna Karenina
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Style: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, romance, russian, marriage, high society, couple relations, destructive relationship, period piece, adaptation, literature, love affair, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1930s, 1870s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
 7.2
 93K
Carol
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, breathtaking ...
Plot: lesbian, divorce, romance, hotel, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, relationships, love story, interracial romance, love, loneliness ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
The Bridges of Madison County
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, adultery, photographer, infidelity, loneliness, love, impossible love, housewife, love story, love affair, small town, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1965, year 1987
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   100%
 
Beyond the Clouds
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 112 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: touching, erotic, serious, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: romance, male nudity, hotel, death, love, adultery, human nature, beautiful scenery, relationships, loneliness, gunfight, pornography ...
Place: italy, europe, paris france, france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
 6.8
 8K
M. Butterfly
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.
Style: erotic, serious, enigmatic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: opera, betrayal, romance, espionage, culture clash, cross dressing, adultery, politics, obsession, destiny, fall in love, actor's life ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: china, asia, europe, france, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   46%
 
A Short Film About Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 19-year-old Tomek whiles away his lonely life by spying on his opposite neighbour Magda through binoculars. She's an artist in her mid-thirties, and appears to have everything - not least a constant stream of men at her beck and call. But when ...
Style: realistic, clever, sexual, serious, bleak ...
Plot: obsession, voyeurism, love, loneliness, stalking, adultery, relationships, love story, unfulfilled love, tragedy, pornography, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
 7.9
 32K
Jules and Jim
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Paris, before WWI, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French) fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. After the war, when they meet again in Germany, Catherine starts to love Jim... This is the ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, sexy, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, romance, marriage, love, love triangle, french, relationships, destructive relationship, unlikely friendships, love story, loneliness ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, post world war one ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
The End of the Affair
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: clever, emotional, sexual, intellectual, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, adultery, love, strong sexual content, love story, nudity (topless - notable), relationships, wartime, betrayal, god ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 19th century, 1930s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   43%
 
 7.5
 25K
Howards End
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist ...
Style: clever, witty, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: couple relations, adultery, period piece, estate, siblings relations, beautiful scenery, literature, loneliness, social differences, adaptation, dialogue driven, sisters ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
A Heart of Stone
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, enigmatic, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: love, romance, obsession, loneliness, classical music, art, solitude, mentor, relationships, friendship, marriage, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, geneva switzerland, hungary, brussels belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
 7.1
 26K
45 Years
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: There is just one week until Kate Mercer's 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy ...
Style: serious, sincere, melancholic, realistic, touching ...
Plot: marriage, aging, death, relationships, crumbling marriage, wine, character study, elderly, infidelity, loneliness, secrets, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1962
Place: england, usa, tokyo, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   32%
 
The Wings of the Dove
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love, manipulation, love triangle, greed, betrayal, period piece, death, art, love story, marriage, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 1920s, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   39%
 
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Emmi Kurowski, a cleaning lady, is lonely in her old age. Her husband died years ago, and her grown children offer little companionship. One night she goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with middle-aged mechanic ...
Style: bleak, serious, reflective, meditative, enigmatic ...
Plot: racism, romance, immigrants, german, loneliness, marriage, prejudice, culture clash, drinking, working class, interracial romance, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, morocco, west germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   39%
 
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