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Head-On (2004)
 7.9
 51K
Head-On (2004)
Original name: Gegen die Wand
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Head On is German director Fatih Akin’s story of the alcoholic Cahit and Turkish Sibel. Akin tells the story of a love that can never be between two people who are too alike to not be together.
Style: bleak, emotional, psychological, serious, disturbing, harsh, depressing, realistic, rough, offbeat ...
Plot: suicide attempt, marriage, muslim, culture clash, romance, love, love affair, destructive relationship, rebellion, mentally unstable, self destructing, self esteem, human nature, redemption, immigrants, freedom, proposal, drugs/alcohol, drinking problem, husband wife relationship, accident, psychiatrist, machismo, stabbing, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, turkey, hamburg germany, europe, istanbul turkey, frankfurt germany, berlin germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and complex films with plots about loneliness, storytelling, runaway, relationships, couples, mentor and love and romance mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Head-On: Blue Valentine (2010), The Edge of Heaven (2007), Rust and Bone (2012), Pola X (1999), Ae Fond Kiss... (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
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Blue Valentine (2010)
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: touching, emotional, psychological, romantic, thought provoking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, crumbling marriage, couple relations, strong sexual content, marital problem, dysfunctional family, depression, nurse, romance, introspection, up and down relationship, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, florida
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100%
The Edge of Heaven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's ...
Style: intellectual, touching, psychological, contemplative, emotional ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: germany, turkey, europe, hamburg germany, istanbul turkey ...
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100%
 7.5
 64K
Rust and Bone (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Singapore
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: french, tragic event, family relations, single parent, killer whale, romance, redemption, security guard, unlikely couple, opposites attract, human spirit, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera, cote d'azur, riviera, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 4K
Pola X (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A writer leaves his upper-class life and journeys with a woman claiming to be his sister, and her two friends.
Style: serious, psychological, meditative, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: incest, penetration, romance, mysterious character, femme fatale, human nature, introspection, chaos, lie, secret, family relations, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young man upsets his Punjabi family when he falls in love with an Irish schoolteacher.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: muslim, culture clash, racism, family relations, romance, arranged marriage, forbidden love, tragic love, society, immigrants, marriage, irish ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.6
 9K
5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: rape, divorce, adultery, infidelity, wedding, childbirth, family life, up and down relationship, romance, family problems, introspection, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, senegal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: racism, immigrants, foreigner, misfit, romance, human nature, alienation, nudity (full frontal - brief), older woman younger man relationship, german, unlikely friendships, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, munich germany, europe, central europe ...
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53%
 7.2
 203K
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: adultery, infidelity, love triangle, photographer, love affair, marriage, obsession, depression, sexual attraction, complex characters, divorce, love at first sight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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She's So Lovely (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, psychological, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, forbidden love, judge, romance, family problems, crumbling marriage, hidden identity, love and romance, destructive relationship, love, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 86K
Biutiful (2010)
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Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 148 min.
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Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, single father, death, family relations, suffering, parenthood, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, reconciliation, underground ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: barcelona, spain, mexico, barcelona spain, senegal
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 7K
Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, romance, fall in love, teenager, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, gas station, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 30K
The Immigrant (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1921 New York. an immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, emotional, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
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Lola and Billy the Kid (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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 6.7
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Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, contemplative ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: sincere, touching, meditative, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: couples, family relations, love affair, obsession, romance, life turned upside down, breakup, couple relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, hopes, unfulfillment ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, romance, male nudity, unfulfilled love, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, midlife crisis, fall in love, lovers reunited, couple relations ...
Place: europe, italy, paris france, mexico, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Rachel Getting Married (2008)
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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
Plot: wedding, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, sister sister relationship, wedding preparations and rituals, addiction, family problems, haunted by the past, estrangement, favoritism among siblings, family secret, self destructing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, psychological, contemplative, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, marriage, friendship, betrayal, adultery, forbidden love, family problems, love affair, best friends, dishonesty, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 11K
Facing Windows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Portugal, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for a Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, holocaust survivor, fall in love, love affair, family problems, romance, haunted by the past, memory loss, compassion, old man, stranger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 18K
Betty Blue (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Betty Blue, a mentally unbalanced and sexually aggressive free spirit who becomes involved with Zorg, a repairman moonlighting as a writer. The two engage in a variety of sexual encounters, and grow more passionate toward each other. Betty finds ...
Style: erotic, sexy, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: borderline personality disorder, obsession, scantily clad female, romance, beach, tragic love, mentally unstable, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, human nature, tragic event, restaurant ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Style: sexual, depressing, sincere, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, self destructing, prostitute, addiction, loneliness, suicide, social misfits, therapy, casino, romance, unlikely relationship, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.6
 10K
High Art (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Style: sexy, sincere, emotional, sexual, depressing ...
Plot: lesbian, photographer, lgbt, addiction, lesbian couple, human nature, love affair, drugs/alcohol, couples, photograph, heroin, magazine ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 4K
Head On (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, queer cinema ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, racism, friendship, coming out, unemployment, family relations, gay interest, bisexuality, gay, love and romance, life is a bitch, gender ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, romance, couple relations, urban, terminal illness, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, profanity, bittersweet, couples, city life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 43K
The Good Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.
Style: sincere, realistic, humorous, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, dull life, temptation, small town, store, lifestyle, infidelity, marriage, dream, mental illness, suicide, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, psychological, emotional, serious, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, love and romance, romance, couple relations, human nature, couples, drinking alcohol, drinking, depression, betrayal, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 10K
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: atmospheric, touching, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, love triangle, extramarital affair, love affair, destructive relationship, fall in love, secret love, crumbling marriage, family problems, infidelity, adultery, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, parents and children, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%