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Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
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Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
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: infidelity, love triangle, crumbling marriage, couple relations, romance, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, immigrants, love affair, estrangement, society, family problems, family relations, blues, r&b, isolation, love, dancing, pregnancy, party, teacher, hotel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa, russia

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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, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, couples, sex, romance, unfulfillment, 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), The Hottest State (2006), West of Here (2002), Never Say Goodbye (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Song for Martin (2001)
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: opera, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, fall in love, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Charlotte Sometimes (2002)
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, realistic, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, love triangle, fall in love, gays and lesbians, young lovers, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Hottest State (2006)
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: sexuality, sex, musician, anger, actor, actor's life, romance, young lovers, urban, love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa, connecticut, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.1
 91
West of Here (2002)
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: car accident, truck, opposites attract, on the road, romance, starting over, road trip, teenage love, midlife crisis, hopes, love and romance, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, boston, san francisco, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
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, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: obsession, crumbling marriage, postmodernism, romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, love affair, parents and children, breakup, life turned upside down, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Never Say Goodbye (2006)
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: infidelity, extramarital affair, couple relations, adultery, romance, love affair, true love, fall in love, bollywood, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Never Forever (2007)
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, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, sex, infidelity, deportation, self discovery, romance, couple relations, love and romance, couples, immigrants, unsupportive spouse, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.7
 61
W.C. (2007)
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: prostitute, social differences, jazz, bar, romance, nightlife, working class, workplace situations, society, workplace, immigrants, music band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, czech republic, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Listen to Your Heart (2010)
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, romance, fall in love, 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 ⇓
53%
Maria's Lovers (1984)
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, small town, love affair, haunted by the past, fall in love, love and romance, couples, soldier, human nature ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 270
Anna Karenina (1985)
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 love, betrayal, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, tragedy, romance, destructive relationship, forbidden love, love triangle, love and romance, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 661
Clara and Me (2004)
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: emotional, serious, twists and turns, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: pregnancy, introspection, romance, self discovery, singleness, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, love and romance, couples, fall in love, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 601
Sunday (1997)
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: party, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, sunday, infidelity, love affair, parents and children, social differences, unfulfilled love, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.
Style: clever, touching, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, vandalism, rejection, writer's life, prostitution, romance, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: pasadena california, santa monica california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 2K
Stateside (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film follows a rebellious teenager on leave from the Marines who falls in love with a female musician. The relationship is threatened when she develops a mental illness...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: mental illness, boot camp, love affair, romance, love and romance, youth, prank, basic training, military life, teenage life, coming of age, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, year 1980
Place: california, beirut lebanon, connecticut, north carolina, naples italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 77K
Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: singer, musician, journalist, redemption, aging, country music, loneliness, texan, drink, guilt, bar, taxi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, houston texas, new mexico, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
46%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
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: starting over, infidelity, love triangle, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, working class, suburbs, golden years, crumbling marriage, romance, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Heart of Me (2002)
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: clever, serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, pregnancy, couples, family relations, love affair, romance, parents and children, haunted by the past, fall in love, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 3K
The Guitar (2008)
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, psychological, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: terminal illness, lesbian, electric guitar, apartment, shower, dealing with death, romance, self discovery, road not taken, couple relations, estrangement, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Permanent Record (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David Sinclair seems to have everything going for him: he's smart, musically talented, and very successful. To top off his senior year in high school, his band is trying to get a recording session. Therefore, David's suicide leaves ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, suicide, coming of age, buddies, social misfits, romance, school, music, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: portland oregon, oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, dealing with death, siblings relations, death in the family, coming of age, unfulfillment, family relations, starting over, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, last wish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Perfect Stranger (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A television movie based on "A Perfect Stranger," Danielle Steel's novel about an attorney who falls in love with the young wife of a wealthy man who is dying.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, romance, fall in love, love and romance, couples, aging, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, clever, serious, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, college, friendship, unfaithful wife, writer's life, betrayal, forbidden love, loyalty, suburbs, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 336
Tempted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The strain of juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and successful paralegal have worn Emma Burke (Virginia Madsen) out. Thus it is that Emma welcomes the opportunity to briefly take leave of her Boston home and head for sunny Hawaii. It is ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: love affair, parents and children, romance, love and romance, family relations, infidelity, love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, last wish, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Welcome to L.A. (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The lives and romantic entanglements of a group of young adults who have achieved "overnight" success in Los Angeles.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Plot: womanizer, songwriter, city life, drugs/alcohol, folk, musician's life, infidelity, urban, looking for love, love affair, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Disappearing Acts (2000)
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: sentimental, serious, talky, realistic, sincere
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unemployment, family life, crumbling marriage, romance, starting over, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, lovers reunited, hopes, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.9
 196
Intentions (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Renee leads a fulfilling life as a professor of theater, mother of two girls, and wife to a kind and successful husband. Her life of contentment is changed forever when she discovers an undeniable attraction between herself and a female graduate ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, psychological
Audience: girls' night
Plot: college, infidelity, gays and lesbians, introspection, forbidden love, teachers and students, life turned upside down, gender, love and romance, crumbling marriage, human nature, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Personal Velocity (2002)
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, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, hitchhiker, self discovery, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, starting over, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, norway, harvard university, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
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Woman Wanted (1999)
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: love triangle, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, single parent, romance, dealing with death, opposites attract, looking for love, love affair, parents and children, singleness, social differences ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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