Movies like In the Mood for Love

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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, stylized, serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, touching, ambiguous ending, melancholic, meditative ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, neighbor, newspaper, adultery, loneliness, forbidden love, extramarital affair, marriage, romance, secretary, coincidence, martial arts, secret love, wife husband relationship, marriage crisis, married couple, urban, unfulfilled love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 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 stylized films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, catastrophe, dialogue, loneliness and obsession mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like In the Mood for Love: The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Reconstruction (2003), 2046 (2004), Happy Together (1997), Days of Being Wild (1990). 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: uplifting, feel good, romantic, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: impossible love, love affair, lovers, housewife, adultery, fall in love, photographer, romance, secret love, love and romance, couples, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1987, 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: atmospheric, psychological, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, hotel, subway, love, romance, destructive relationship, life turned upside down, urban, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, serious ...
Plot: womanizer, symbolism, train, writer's life, haunted by the past, romance, coincidence, old friend, love of one's life, illegal prostitution, break-up, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 1960s, 2040s ...
Place: hong kong, china, singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: homosexuality, friendship, romance, gays and lesbians, alienation, fall in love, gender, love and romance, loneliness, couples, fish out of water, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, radio, drink, fight, rain, underwear, sailor, beating, romance, looking for love, kiss, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: hong kong, asia, macau, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, stylized, surreal, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: romance, femme fatale, girlfriend, loneliness, flight attendant, pineapple, confined, heroin, disguise, drugs/alcohol, fall in love, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, california, taiwan, mcdonald's restaurant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 3K
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, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, city life, romance, love and romance, urban, society, unfulfillment, couples, human nature, introspection, couple relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, new wave, love and romance, couples, fall in love, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, loveless marriage, doctor, marriage, epidemic, redemption, couples, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, destructive relationship, judge, crumbling marriage, romance, love, love and romance, hidden identity, forbidden love, family problems, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, forbidden love, sexual relations, fall in love, infidelity, love and romance, parents and children, friendship, dishonesty, couples, lust, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic, clever ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, love affair, romance, parents and children, love and romance, island, couples, crumbling marriage, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, france, sweden, paris france, tokyo
⇓ 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, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, love triangle, society, fall in love, love affair, obsession, millionaire, wealth, couple relations, couples, romance ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, love, assassin, bar, gambling, drifter, killer, mute or deaf, couples, one last job, cigarette smoking, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, mcdonald's restaurant, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: infidelity, cheating wife, temptation, lovers reunited, adultery, couple relations, love and romance, trust, marriage, moral dilemma, family problems, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: sexual, sexy, realistic, erotic, atmospheric ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, lovers reunited, society, obsession, couple relations, romance, infidelity, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: asia, hong kong, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, clever, stylized, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, lawyer, countess, love and romance, forbidden love, couples, couple relations, high society, confession, aristocracy, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, clever, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, college, friendship, unfaithful wife, writer's life, betrayal, loyalty, forbidden love, dishonesty, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 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: classic literature, stylized, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, tragic love, depression, suicide, romance, family relations, love triangle, aristocracy, doubts and hesitations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The House of Mirth (2000)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, biting, gloomy ...
Plot: high society, infidelity, love affair, gambling, butler, debt, loneliness, socialite, social differences, romance, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: new york, usa, mediterranean sea, monte carlo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, adultery, divorce, marriage, obsession, love at first sight, depression, romance, photographer, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, neighbor, tragic love, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, wife, love triangle, dishonesty, love and romance, adultery, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jun arrives in Hong Kong from mainland China, hoping to be able to earn enough money to marry his girlfriend back home. He meets the streetwise Qiao and they become friends. As friendship turns into love, problems develop, and although they seem ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, fall in love, love and romance, couples, urban, friends, couple relations, love affair, tragic love, culture clash, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Grandmaster (2013)
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, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kung fu master, starvation, loss of daughter, fist fighting, master warrior, heroes, contests and competitions, wartime life, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: touching, erotic, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, human nature, couple relations, wife husband relationship, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, midlife crisis ...
Place: europe, italy, france, paris france, mexico
⇓ 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: clever, emotional, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, jealousy, passion, church, diary, temptation, bomb, cheating wife, sex, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ 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: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, romance, desperation, secret love, chance, paraplegic, divorce, broken engagement, dogma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, bar, poker, self discovery, romance, drifter, on the road, night, couples, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, nevada, memphis, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, sentimental, stylized, emotional, colourful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, obsession, millionaire, destructive relationship, love triangle, loneliness, party, love affair, high society, american dream, unfulfilled love, social differences ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, destructive relationship, love triangle, betrayal, tragic love, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, forbidden love, love affair, social differences, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%