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Head-On (2004)
 7.9
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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, mentor, pornography, runaway, storytelling, relationships and love and romance mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Head-On: Rust and Bone (2012), Blue Valentine (2010), The Edge of Heaven (2007), Pola X (1999), Ae Fond Kiss... (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Rust and Bone (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Singapore
Duration: 120 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.3
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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, brooklyn new york city, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 ...
Plot: funeral, tragic event, prostitute, student, loss of daughter, search, immigrants, rebelliousness, heaven and hell, coincidence, death, prison ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, turkey, europe, hamburg germany, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 5K
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
Place: france, paris france, germany, europe, normandy
⇓ 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
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Time: 70s
Place: glasgow scotland, scotland, spain, manchester, pakistan ...
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56%
Five Times Two (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: divorce, rape, adultery, infidelity, wedding, childbirth, up and down relationship, family life, romance, family problems, introspection, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, sicily, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Emmi Kurowski, a cleaning lady, is lonely in her old age. Her husband died years ago, and her grown children offer little companionship. One night she goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with middle-aged mechanic ...
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, mother son relationship, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, munich germany, europe, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: obsession, mental institution, mental illness, crumbling marriage, romance, love triangle, destructive relationship, couple relations, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, family problems, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.2
 209K
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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, judge, forbidden love, unfulfilled love, romance, family problems, hidden identity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, post world war two, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 8K
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, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, gas station, sexuality, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, infidelity, unfulfilled love, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, filmmaking, couples, couple relations, fall in love, lovers reunited ...
Place: europe, italy, paris france, france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: hitchhiker, family relations, domestic violence, couple relations, love affair, human nature, parents and children, starting over, life is a bitch, couples, destructive relationship, self discovery ...
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Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, india, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.5
 88K
Biutiful (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 148 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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43%
 6.6
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The Immigrant (2013)
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Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, emotional, harsh ...
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43%
 6.4
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Netherlands
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Style: sincere, realistic, humorous, semi serious, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: touching, psychological, contemplative, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, marriage, friendship, cheating wife, betrayal, adultery, forbidden love, family problems, love affair, dishonesty, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, hopes, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1951
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, favoritism among siblings, family secret, self destructing, estrangement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lola and Billy the Kid (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When young Turkish talent Kutlug Ataman wanted to make a film about transvestites, the first location he had in mind was Istanbul. As he developed the script, his thought was to place these marginal characters, who are subject to societal prejudices ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: transvestism, gay, friendship, self discovery, couples, society, romance, lifestyle, discrimination, social differences, coming out, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, baghdad iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 20K
Betty Blue (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 185 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 ⇓
42%
 7.3
 11K
Facing Windows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Portugal, UK
Duration: 102 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, old man, fall in love, love affair, family problems, romance, haunted by the past, memory loss, holocaust survivor, compassion, saving a life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: 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: depressing, sexual, captivating, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, addiction, self destructing, prostitute, social misfits, loneliness, suicide, casino, romance, human nature, unlikely relationship, love at first sight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.7
 5K
Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of two gorgeous, young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Shy Mathieu is 18-years-old and on summer vacation in the south of France. He spends his days lazily sunning ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: gay, male nudity, teenage life, love affair, depression, beach, youth, coming out, dysfunctional family, romance, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, brittany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, destructive relationship, handicapped, love triangle, extramarital affair, love affair, fall in love, relationships, adultery, secret love, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, love and romance, romance, couple relations, human nature, couples, drinking alcohol, drinking, depression, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 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, serious, realistic, queer cinema ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, drug abuse, racism, friendship, coming out, unemployment, family relations, bisexuality, gay interest, family life, human nature, repression ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, sentimental ...
Plot: politics, romance, couples, bittersweet, profanity, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, urban, terminal illness, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, lgbt, photographer, lesbian couple, addiction, human nature, love affair, drugs/alcohol, couples, sexuality, heroin, lesbian romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
His Secret Life (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Antonia's husband Massimo is killed in a car accident, she accidentally discovers that he has been having a same-sex affair with a produce wholesaler named Michele.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, aids, transsexual, friendship, infidelity, adultery, human nature, love affair, manipulation, understanding, family problems, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, istanbul turkey, london, amsterdam, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%