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In the Mood for Love (2000)
 8.1
 104K
In the Mood for Love (2000)
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, melancholic, art house, psychological, emotional, stylized, touching, gloomy, serious, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, loneliness, newspaper, adultery, marriage, forbidden love, extramarital affair, coincidence, neighbor, romance, guilt, lovers, human nature, secretary, art, stylish, betrayal, tragedy, life & death, obsession, culture clash, success, friendship, friends ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1962
Place: hong kong, singapore, asia, shanghai, japan, cambodia

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Most similar movies to In the Mood for Love

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic and talky films with plots about couples, love and romance, romance, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue and infidelity mostly in Drama, Romance and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like In the Mood for Love: The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Reconstruction (2003), 2046 (2004), Happiness (1965), Adore (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: feel good, uplifting, romantic, atmospheric, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: impossible love, love affair, housewife, photographer, lovers, adultery, fall in love, letter, romance, midlife crisis, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1987, 1960s, year 1965
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Reconstruction (2003)
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: clever, psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, hotel, subway, love, romance, urban, infidelity, memory loss, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, love and romance, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 47K
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: stylized, futuristic, atmospheric, emotional, touching ...
Plot: womanizer, old friend, coincidence, haunted by the past, train, symbolism, writer's life, romance, lifestyle, choice, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, 20th century, 1960s, 2040s ...
Place: hong kong, china, singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.7
 4K
Happiness (1965)
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, psychological, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, new wave, family problems, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, fall in love, infidelity, sexual relations, parents and children, older woman younger man relationship, friendship, couples, sexual tension, love and romance, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 3K
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, realistic, sincere, serious, clever ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, custody, rivalry, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, romance, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, denmark, sweden, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, sincere, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, adultery, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.8
 19K
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: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: homosexuality, friendship, alienation, gays and lesbians, romance, looking for love, angel, prostitute, longing, gender, lifestyle, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, hong kong, latin america, asia, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
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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, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, forbidden love, high society, love triangle, countess, lawyer, romance, aristocracy, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love, lover ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 84K
Anna Karenina (2012)
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, classic literature, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, tragic love, suicide, depression, aristocracy, family relations, doubts and hesitations, love triangle, romance, russian ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adultery, infidelity, cheating wife, temptation, lovers reunited, love and romance, couple relations, trust, moral dilemma, marriage, old love, ex couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 6K
Blue Sky (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Plot: mental illness, infidelity, military life, couples, dysfunctional marriage, family problems, romance, couple relations, love affair, adultery, husband wife relationship, military base ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, love triangle, fall in love, society, obsession, love affair, wealth, millionaire, couples, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
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: psychological, touching, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, bar, romance, introspection, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, drifter, poker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, nevada, memphis, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, touching, psychological, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, friendship, college, betrayal, unfaithful wife, love affair, couples, suburban life, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, loveless marriage, love and romance, crumbling marriage, marriage, doctor, redemption, couples, epidemic, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 189K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: sentimental, stylized, serious, emotional, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, millionaire, love and romance, destructive relationship, love triangle, loneliness, high society, american dream, party, love affair, obsessive love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.7
 21K
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, one last job, love, assassin, couples, killer, criminal heroes, love affair, crimes, couple relations, partners in crime, dangerous ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, mcdonald's restaurant, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 7K
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, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, couple relations, unfulfilled love, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, soldier, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, love triangle, destructive relationship, romance, betrayal, fall in love, unfulfillment, couple relations, family relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: clever, realistic, psychological, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: tragedy, love, adultery, lieutenant, romance, dishonesty, love affair, postmodernism, couples, love and romance, artists and showbiz, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian, 80s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, love triangle, lovers reunited, family problems, couples, love affair, couple relations, unfulfillment, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Woman Next Door (1981)
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: gloomy, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, tragic love, neighbor, romance, dishonesty, crimes of passion, couple relations, love and romance, destructive relationship, couples, haunted by the past, lovers reunited ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 9K
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: touching, realistic, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, romance, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, family problems, dogma, love affair, disability, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, diary, passion, church, jealousy, temptation, love and romance, couple relations, mistress, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 8K
M. Butterfly (1993)
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, realistic, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, opera, culture clash, communism, transvestism, espionage, romance, infidelity, politics, opposites attract, mistaken identity, actor's life ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: china, asia, europe, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 6K
Eros (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, France, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve ...
Style: realistic, sexy, sexual, erotic, stylized ...
Plot: prostitute, lovers reunited, social differences, society, love affair, love and romance, fall in love, obsession, lifestyle, power relations, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: asia, hong kong, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 4K
Leaving (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Suzanne is a well to do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in their backyard. ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, unfaithful wife, cuckolded husband, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, love affair, family problems, family in crisis, jealous spouse, breakup, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 15K
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: sexy, sexual, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, infidelity, forbidden love, love triangle, dangerous attraction, scandal, extramarital affair, voyeur, politician, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, brussels belgium, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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