Movies like Forty Shades of Blue

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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

Most similar movies to Forty Shades of Blue

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and gloomy films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, love affair and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Forty Shades of Blue: A Song for Martin (2001), Charlotte Sometimes (2002), Sunday (1997), The Guitar (2008), West of Here (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, touching, 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:   95%
    User:   91%
 
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, erotic, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, gays and lesbians, young lovers, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, friendship, destructive relationship, forbidden love, love triangle, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   73%
 
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 601
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, romance, couple relations, 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:   72%
    User:   66%
 
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: single parent, urban, dealing with death, romance, opposites attract, lesbian, introspection, self discovery, pregnancy, road not taken, couple relations, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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System:   70%
    User:   78%
 
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: gloomy, serious, art house, melancholic, cerebral ...
Plot: obsession, loneliness, marriage, suicide attempt, memory, infidelity, adultery, postmodernism, crumbling marriage, philosophy, relationships, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   54%
 
 6.1
 91
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, opposites attract, 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:   64%
    User:   55%
 
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, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love affair, romance, true love, bollywood, fall in love, love and romance, extramarital affair, couples, crumbling marriage, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   64%
 
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:   62%
    User:   61%
 
The Hottest State
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, realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: actor's life, romance, young lovers, urban, love and romance, couples, fall in love, city life, actor, sexuality, sex, musician ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, connecticut ...
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System:   56%
    User:   53%
 
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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: serious, emotional, epic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, romance, destructive relationship, forbidden love, tragic love, love triangle, love and romance, betrayal, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   62%
 
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional, erotic ...
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:   55%
    User:   50%
 
Listen to Your Heart
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Danny Foster doesn't have much: an apartment as small as his paychecks, no family, and a struggling music career. Yet for him, "every day is a great day to be alive," an attitude he gained from his mother's unwavering optimism ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, fall in love, romance, artists and showbiz, urban, love and romance, couples, musician's life, couple relations, parents and children, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   44%
 
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The Bridge
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Actor Gerard Depardieu co-directed this drama about a married woman who falls in love with another man. Mina is a movie buff with a husband, Georges, who's out of work, and a 15-year-old son, Tommy. While Mina works part-time as a domestic for ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: crumbling marriage, opposites attract, romance, couple relations, infidelity, forbidden love, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, midlife crisis, dull life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   64%
 
 3.7
 61
W.C.
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Set in and around the male and female toilets of a Dublin jazz bar. A drama concerning the trials and tribulations of two lowly paid toilet attendants and the people they serve.
Style: serious, sincere, biting, realistic, clever ...
Plot: social differences, jazz, bar, nightlife, romance, working class, workplace situations, society, workplace, prostitute, immigrants, music band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, russia, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   49%
 
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The Song
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film follows aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Alan Powell) as he struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his father, a country music legend. After reluctantly accepting a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival, Jed is ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, captivating
Audience: date night
Plot: country, musician's life, crumbling marriage, romance, rising to stardom, music, relationship vs career, hopes, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 1981, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   45%
 
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, moscow russia, saint petersburg
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System:   48%
    User:   49%
 
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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, romance, couple relations, tragedy, relationships, dogma, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   37%
 
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, serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: psychiatrist, romance, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, book, adultery, rape, suicide attempt, island, psychiatry, fall in love, memory ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
 6.5
 661
Clara and Me
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Antoine has what every young single man could wish: a promising career, true and loyal friends, and an apartment of his own. However, he's a lonely man, until he meets Clara, a beautiful and exciting woman, and deeply falls in love with her. ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, emotional, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, romance, self discovery, singleness, lovers reunited, pregnancy, midlife crisis, love and romance, couples, fall in love, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
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: serious, sentimental, talky, realistic, sincere
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family life, romance, crumbling marriage, starting over, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, lovers reunited, hopes, couples, family problems, unemployment ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
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Woman Wanted
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A new woman comes between a widower and his adult son.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, romance, dealing with death, opposites attract, looking for love, love triangle, love affair, parents and children, singleness, dysfunctional family, social differences, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
Alexander the Last
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: theater, actor's life, artists and showbiz, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, infidelity, crumbling marriage, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
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: serious, emotional, talky, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, estate, dysfunctional family, parents and children, estrangement, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples, terminal illness, family relations ...
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   48%
 
A Brief Vacation
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Vittorio De Sica's A Brief Vacation (Una Breva Vacanza) stars Florinda Bolkan as a downtrodden working woman. Forced to support herself, her children, her physically incapacitated husband and her obtrusive brother and mother, Bolkan contracts ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, psychological
Plot: factory, crumbling marriage, human nature, redemption, romance, self discovery, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, parents and children, fish out of water ...
Time: 70s
Place: milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   48%
 
Changing Times
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Tangiers where he traveled for his work, a man finds the woman he loved, and attempts to revive their romance though it ended some 30 years earlier.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: twins, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, love affair, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, marriage, first love, lovers reunited, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa, europe, france, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
Maria's Lovers
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, small town, love affair, haunted by the past, fall in love, love and romance, couples, soldier, human nature ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   32%
 
The Heart of Me
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, haunted by the past, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, society, pregnancy, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
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: serious, sincere, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   37%
 
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Told from the male perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, urban, unfulfillment, couples, love affair, life turned upside down, love and romance, disintegration, career change, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
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G
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young Hip Hop star named Summer G falls for a middle to upper class sister while in college. After she rejects him for a fellow social climber, Summer G spends ten years building a Hip Hop empire, then moves to the Hamptons where he finds the ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Plot: hip hop, couple relations, love affair, romance, love triangle, social differences, love and romance, betrayal, modern day adaptation, african american, infidelity, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
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