Movies like Forty Shades of Blue

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Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
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Forty Shades of Blue
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, psychological
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, romance, infidelity, love triangle, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, immigrants, love affair, estrangement, society, family problems, family relations, blues, r&b, isolation, combing hair, soul music, blues music, slide projector, escalator, father son estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa, russia
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Blue Valentine
Drama, Romance
USA
112 min.
 7.4
L'Eclisse
Drama, Romance
Italy, France
126 min.
 7.9
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Most similar movies to Forty Shades of Blue

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and psychological films with plots about couples, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity, family relations, romance and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Forty Shades of Blue: Charlotte Sometimes (2002), A Song for Martin (2001), Blue Valentine (2010), The Prince of Tides (1991), The Guitar (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: serious, gloomy, art house, melancholic, cerebral ...
Plot: obsession, loneliness, marriage, suicide attempt, memory, infidelity, adultery, crumbling marriage, postmodernism, philosophy, relationships, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
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Charlotte Sometimes
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Michael, a young mechanic, is forced to choose between a daring tryst with an alluring stranger and the habitual comfort of his bittersweet obsession: his beautiful young roommate.
Style: serious, sexual, sexy, realistic, erotic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, gays and lesbians, romance, young lovers, crumbling marriage, couple relations, friendship, destructive relationship, forbidden love, love triangle, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   72%
    User:   72%
 
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A Song for Martin
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Martin, conductor of a symphonic orchestra, meet Barbara, violine player and they start a relationship. Five years later Martin starts to develop loss of memory and becomes more and more confused. Finally he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, opera, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, fall in love, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   71%
    User:   81%
 
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Blue Valentine
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: emotional, realistic, talky, stylized, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, romance, dysfunctional family, love, depression, parenthood, divorce, male nudity, death, crumbling marriage, strong sexual content, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, florida
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System:   67%
    User:   76%
 
The Prince of Tides
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, talky, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
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Place: new york, usa, south carolina
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System:   57%
    User:   52%
 
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The Guitar
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The life of a woman is transformed after she is diagnosed with a terminal disease, fired from her job and abandoned by her boyfriend. Given two months to live, she throws caution to the wind to pursue her dreams.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, psychological
Plot: single parent, dealing with death, romance, urban, opposites attract, lesbian, introspection, self discovery, pregnancy, road not taken, couple relations, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: actor's life, romance, urban, young lovers, love and romance, couples, fall in love, city life, actor, sexuality, musician, sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, connecticut ...
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System:   55%
    User:   50%
 
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Sunday
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This film concerns two mysterious characters who meet on a Sunday in Queens. Madeleine the most unsettling creature of that name since "Vertigo" is a middle-aged, moderately successful actress. Oliver/Matthew is either a homeless man or a ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, romance, infidelity, love affair, parents and children, social differences, party, unfulfilled love, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, dull life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   59%
 
 6.1
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West of Here
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Finding his only escape in music, Gil Blackwell (Josh Hamilton) decides to leave his monotonous business life in Boston when his cousin dies in a car accident. Gil ignores his father's disapproval and takes the family's antique truck for ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: opposites attract, on the road, romance, starting over, teenage love, midlife crisis, hopes, love and romance, truck, car accident, drug dealing, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, california, san francisco, montana
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System:   53%
    User:   62%
 
A Walk on the Moon
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.
Style: touching, sexy, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, marriage, parents and children, jewish, romance, midlife crisis, dishonesty, relationships, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: new york, usa, woodstock, california, new york state
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System:   53%
    User:   62%
 
Twice in a Lifetime
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golden years, suburbs, crumbling marriage, starting over, romance, human nature, introspection, infidelity, couple relations, love triangle, dysfunctional family, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   50%
 
Personal Velocity
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: book, runaway, self discovery, drinking, death, jewish, violence, parents and children, multiple storylines, life is a bitch, adaptation, pornography ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, new york state, haiti ...
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System:   51%
    User:   60%
 
Anna Karenina
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, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, romance, infidelity, love, literature, death, adaptation, crumbling marriage, beautiful scenery, love story, couple relations, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   43%
 
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Heavy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, loneliness, workplace, drinking, parents and children, hospital, unfulfilled love, solitude, dialogue, romance, physical appearance, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   53%
 
Everybody's All-American
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Louisiana football star Gavin Grey had it all. He was an All-American champion who married his high-school sweetheart, homecoming queen Babs Rogers, and who was a hero to his hometown. Yet after a failed professional career, Gavin realizes that fame ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: college, friendship, football, sport, athlete's life, gambling, unlikely friendships, death, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, segregation ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
 7.2
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Beginners
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: cancer, gay, father son relationship, relationships, self discovery, terminal illness, death, loneliness, homosexuality, depression, marriage, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, year 1971, year 2003 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
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System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
 7.4
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Empire Falls
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 197 min.
Story: A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, lead by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human nature, couple relations, small town, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, small town life, working class, family life, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, mexico, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
 6.2
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Anna Karenina
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.
Style: emotional, serious, epic, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, romance, forbidden love, tragic love, love triangle, love and romance, betrayal, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
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Never Forever
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an American woman begins a dangerous relationship with an attractive immigrant worker, in order to save her marriage, she finds her true self.
Style: serious, gloomy, emotional, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, infidelity, couple relations, romance, adultery, pregnancy, sex, love and romance, couples, immigrants, unsupportive spouse, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   37%
 
The Proposition
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Father Michael McKinnon goes from the UK to Boston circa 1935. For unknown reasons, he avoids at all costs the most prominent parishioners, Arthur and Eleanor Barret. Meanwhile Eleanor and Arthur desperately want to have a child, but Arthur is ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, infidelity, murder, crumbling marriage, couple relations, twists & turns, adultery, life & death, classic car, dialogue, love triangle, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: boston, england, europe, usa, new jersey
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System:   42%
    User:   34%
 
Never Say Goodbye
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Dev and Maya are both married to different people. Settled into a life of domestic ritual, and convinced that they are happy in their respective relationships, they still yearn for something deeper and more meaningful, which is precisely what they ...
Style: semi serious, epic, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, romance, love affair, true love, fall in love, bollywood, love and romance, extramarital affair, couples, crumbling marriage, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   35%
 
We Don't Live Here Anymore
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, clever, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, betrayal, friendship, cheating, drinking, relationships, writer's life, divorce, death, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, portland oregon, oregon
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System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
 7.6
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Open Hearts
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, melancholic ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, love, crumbling marriage, adultery, loneliness, couple relations, romance, tragedy, relationships, dogma, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, denmark
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System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
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Little Children
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.
Style: psychological, realistic, sexual, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, small town, parenthood, dysfunctional family, sexuality, marriage, pornography, child abuse, drinking, strong sexual content, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
 6.1
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Talk of Angels
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: self discovery, couple relations, romance, forbidden love, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, social differences, politics, tragic love, false accusation ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, ireland, spain
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System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
 4.7
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Slingshot
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two cunning and manipulative drifters venture into Farifield County, Connecticut looking to seduce wealthy and lonely housewives.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: best friends, on the road, romance, single parent, small town, suburbs, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, cons and scams, dysfunctional family, missing child, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
Rachel Getting Married
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, wedding, guilt, psychology, divorce, marriage, storytelling, siblings relations, death, drug addiction, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii
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System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
Disappearing Acts
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own ...
Style: talky, serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family life, crumbling marriage, romance, starting over, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, lovers reunited, hopes, couples, family problems, unemployment ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   36%
    User:   33%
 

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Washington Square
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1870's New York, a spinster heiress is courted by a much younger, penniless man, much to the chagrin of her over-protective father, and must decide whether to spend the rest of her life alone, or marry a man who is interested in her only ...
Style: stylized, serious, gloomy, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, betrayal, father daughter relationship, couple relations, marriage, period piece, destructive relationship, adaptation, forbidden love, love story, literature, mentor ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1850s
Place: new york, usa, alps, geneva switzerland, minnesota ...
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System:   36%
    User:   35%
 
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Laurel Canyon
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: realistic, sexual, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, music business, drinking, hospital, psychiatry, drugs/alcohol, human nature, rock, mental illness, relationships, rock and roll ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
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