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Fool for Love (1985)
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Fool for Love (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman is waiting in a motel for her boyfriend, when an old flame turns up and tries to take her back to the life she is trying to leave behind.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative, talky
Plot: motel, romance, family relations, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, destructive relationship, human nature, couples, dangerous attraction, bar, introspection, isolation, siblings relations, out of the way, incest, love at first sight, brother sister incest, double life, fire, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, kicked in the crotch, old love, half brother half sister relationship ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Fool for Love

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and gloomy films with plots about couples, couple relations, unfulfillment, family relations, love and romance, human nature and family problems mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Fool for Love: A Lake (2008), Love Streams (1984), Mr. Vincent (1997), Curse of the Starving Class (1994), Scorn (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Lake (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story takes place in a country about which we know nothing: a country of snow and dense forests somewhere in the North. A family lives in an isolated house near a lake. Alexi, the brother, is a young man with pure heart. A woodcutter. An ...
Style: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: physical appearance, mysterious character, family relations, forbidden love, wilderness, family problems, human nature, obsession, couple relations, romance, losing-it hero, love triangle ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the dilapidated country estate of Anna Petrovna Voinitseva, a group of feckless Russian aristocrats whiles away a summer afternoon. Unbeknownst to their respective spouses, local schoolteacher Platonov and the wife of Anna's stepson, Sophia, ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, fall in love, village, tragic love, true love, reunion, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, family in crisis, haunted by the past, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.7
 5K
Love Streams (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two closely bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunite after years apart.
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: couple relations, hopes, prostitute, couples, family problems, family relations, custody, redemption, siblings relations, social misfits, writer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.6
 105
Mr. Vincent (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A tale of obsession and jealousy
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: destructive relationship, down on your luck, couple relations, introspection, dangerous attraction, human nature, love and romance, musician's life, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Curse of the Starving Class is a play by Sam Shepard, considered the first of a series on family tragedies. Drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: poverty, farm, alcoholic, family in crisis, cons and scams, family life, parents and children, countryside, alcohol abuse, midlife crisis, couples, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.2
 8
Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: family problems, introspection, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, couples, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love, abuse, urban, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 6K
Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, haunted by the past, siblings relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, homecoming, human nature, loneliness, alcohol abuse, prom, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, family life, midlife crisis, introspection, family relations, writer's life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couples, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 8.1
 90K
Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.
Style: touching, surreal, serious, psychological, road movie ...
Plot: redemption, drifter, desert, reunion, reconciliation, on the road, family reunited, parents and children, estrangement, family relations, presumed dead, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, houston texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 2K
Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, against the odds, survival, couple relations, family business, couples, family in crisis, parents and children, human nature, down on your luck, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
All God's Children Can Dance (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Korea Town Los Angeles, a young man, Kengo, believes he's the son of God - that's what his mother told him since he was a young boy. He spends his days working his dead-end job and figuring out his complex feelings for his girlfriend ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: sexual relations, couple relations, couples, introspection, parents and children, family relations, sexual content, single parent, mother son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), cause and meaning, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Ten Tiny Love Stories (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten women give monologues to camera, each remembering a man who was important in their lives.
Style: clever, touching, sincere, talky, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, looking for love, love affair, destructive relationship, sexual relations, couple relations, unfulfilled love, gender, romance, dangerous attraction, male female relationship, loss of virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
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The Touch (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, love triangle, small town, introspection, fall in love, moral dilemma, small town life, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Whales of August (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Whales of August is a 1987 film based on a play by David Berry starring Bette Davis and Lillian Gish as elderly sisters. Also in the cast were Ann Sothern as one of their friends, and Vincent Price as a peripheral member of the former Russian ...
Style: sentimental, touching, clever, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: elderly lovers, sister sister relationship, anniversary, friends, young at heart, family relations, golden years, love and romance, couples, bittersweet, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: couples, estrangement, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, family problems, human nature, haunted by the past, introspection, family life, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
After the Rehearsal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's ...
Style: clever, psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: dishonesty, aging, lifestyle, unfulfillment, human nature, family in crisis, love and romance, hopes, actor's life, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz, apprentice ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
Style: talky, tense, sexy, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: estate, alcohol abuse, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, love and romance, gender, unfulfillment, sexual dysfunction, family relations, estrangement, couples ...
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Signs & Wonders (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Under the influence of signs and premonitions, a man allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with his colleague.
Style: emotional, clever, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, introspection, life turned upside down, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, infidelity, obsession, midlife crisis, destructive relationship, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, france, greece, sweden, athens ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.0
 667
3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: society, estrangement, suburbs, unfulfillment, human nature, couples, lifestyle, couple relations, dull life, one day, multiple storylines, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, touching, sexual, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, introspection, infidelity, human nature, midlife crisis, looking for love, romance, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 9K
September (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Style: talky, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, couples, family relations, adultery, parents and children, family problems, friends, siblings relations, couple relations, family gatherings, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Sweet Bird of Youth (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The melodrama of a failing, aging movie star who takes up with an ambitious masseur who takes her home only to show off in front of his former girl friend and her powerful father.
Style: gloomy, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aging, ambition, actor's life, couple relations, couples, manipulation, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, manipulations, romance, desire for fame, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 329
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, serious ...
Plot: fall in love, wartime life, couple relations, destiny, family relations, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, hopes, soldier, haunted by the past, destructive relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Another Woman's Husband (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Laurel signs up for swimming lessons, she becomes best friends with her teacher Susan - until they realize Laurel’s boyfriend and Susan’s husband are the same man.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, haunted by the past, infidelity, fall in love, couples, family relations, family problems, love and romance, betrayal, double life, female bonding ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Sleeping Sickness (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Netherlands
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ebbo and Vera Velten have spent the better part of the past twenty years living in different African countries. Ebbo is the manager of a sleeping sickness programme. His work is fulfilling. Vera, however, feels increasingly lost in Yaounde’s ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: couples, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, plague, heroes, couple relations, losing-it hero
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 547
Bar Girls (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The life and loves of gay women hanging out at a local tavern are examined in this slice of life film.
Style: humorous, sexual, clever, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), bar, nightlife, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, gender, romance, lifestyle, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 114
Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: love and romance, sexual relations, couple relations, destiny, human nature, couples, family problems, hopes, womanizer, fall in love, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 1K
Raggedy Man (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor on leave causes tongues to wag in town.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, talky, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: small town, world war two, friendship, couples, family relations, parents and children, woman in danger, single parent, social relations, prejudice, telephone operator, gossip ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Streetcar Named Desire (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Blanche Dubois goes to visit her pregnant sister and husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley doesn't like her, and starts pushing her for information on some property he know was left to the sisters. He discovers she has mortgaged the place and ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, emotional, talky ...
Plot: pregnancy, mental illness, rape, sister sister relationship, down on your luck, introspection, golden years, unfulfillment, love and romance, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 50s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%