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The Banishment (2007)
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The Banishment (2007)
Original name: Изгнание
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city.
Style: serious, emotional, melancholic, bleak, surreal, stylized, gloomy, captivating, realistic, biblical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, abortion, death, countryside, russian, pregnancy, crumbling marriage, adultery, misunderstanding, family bonds, relationships, family drama, betrayal, brothers, family, riddles and clues, psychopath, family relations, life is a bitch, painting, family problems, urban, couples, city life, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and talky films with plots about storytelling, relationships, mentor, loneliness, dialogue, catastrophe and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Banishment: The Return (2003), Reconstruction (2003), Rain (2001), Faithless (2000), Alice and Martin (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Return (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A story of two Russian boys whose father suddenly returns home after a 12-year absence. He takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions.
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: abusive father, brother, russian, parents and children, journey, overbearing parent, father son relationship, tragic event, coming of age, brother brother relationship, defiant, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Late one evening Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to pursue the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, to whom he cannot return.
Style: mind bending, psychological, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, cheating wife, unfaithful wife, romance, couples, life turned upside down, disorder, infidelity, losing-it hero, dishonesty, destructive relationship, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
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Rain (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Janey is on vacation with her brother, Jim, mother, Kate, and father Ed, at their beach house on the Mahurangi Peninsual in New Zealand. Ed and Kate, who are on the verge of divorce, sit around in the back yard all day drinking whiskey and Janey and ...
Style: bleak, sincere, contemplative, sexual, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, infidelity, love and romance, coming of age, vacation, boy, photographer, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, australia, tokyo
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Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, sincere, tense, contemplative, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, love affair, custody, fall in love, family problems, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, parents and children, rivalry, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, sweden, denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Alice and Martin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They start a passionate relationship, although Martin remains ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, emotional, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, gay, brother brother relationship, male model, secrets, betrayal, loneliness, runaway, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, spain
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47%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, family problems, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
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Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia
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: sexy, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, family relations, love triangle, tragic love, cheating wife, age difference, romance, betrayal, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
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45%
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
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41%
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Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In California, a group of women struggle with personal problems as their paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Dr. Elaine Keener, the sole caretaker for her aging mother, turns to tarot card reader Christine for spiritual aid. Christine grapples with ...
Style: emotional, bleak, touching, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: loneliness, depression, interracial relations, dating, sadness, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, illness, abortion, terminal illness, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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40%
Revolutionary Road (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Style: bad ending, serious, bleak, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: family problems, housewife, under the surface, suburbs, cold relationship, dysfunctional family, couple relations, death of wife, jealousy, abortion, destiny, adultery ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1955, 1940s ...
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
La séparation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Paris, Pierre and Anne have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou, who stays with the nanny Laurence during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor and Claire, who also ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, dysfunctional family, tragic love, love and romance, destructive relationship, family problems, disintegration, lovers reunited, dishonesty, price of justice, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
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Howards End (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist ...
Style: emotional, realistic, stylized, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: english countryside, estate, wealthy family, inheritance, sister sister relationship, seduction, infidelity, love triangle, family drama, class differences, dysfunctional family, romance ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, 20th century, 90s, 1900s ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
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Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, romance, bittersweet, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, new wave, couple relations, fall in love, couples, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
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34%
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I Am Love (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, meditative, emotional, intense ...
Plot: high society, chef, older woman younger man relationship, infidelity, family relations, adultery, food, bourgeoisie, love and romance, love triangle, family feud, family tradition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy, london, nice france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Run of the Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Irish lad (Matt Keeslar) who fled from his oppressive, widowed father (Albert Finney) falls for a girl (Victoria Smurfit) from an affluent family.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
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Ethan Frome (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: emotional, captivating, sentimental, intense, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, family relations, dull life, romance, fall in love, family drama, destiny, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ 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, 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 ⇓
32%
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To the Wonder (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
Style: emotional, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, romance, love affair, starting over, couple relations, introspection, homecoming, love triangle, love and romance, womanizer, love story, lovers reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france, oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, romance, society, fall in love, parents and children, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An international soccer star is on his way to sign a multimillion dollar contract when something happens that brings his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress, struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, lifestyle, love affair, self discovery, family relations, abortion, restaurant, haunted by the past, destiny, beach, soccer, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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 ⇓
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The Greatest (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: pregnancy, childhood sweetheart, family relations, crumbling marriage, teenage mother, youth, death in the family, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, loss of son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Ju Dou: Secret Love, Hidden Faces (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. Filmed ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, biting, suspense ...
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Place: china, asia
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Knight of Cups (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rick is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. While successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted and confused, he finds temporary solace in the decadent Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to his daily ...
Style: meditative, serious, touching, non-linear, emotional ...
Plot: filmmaking, tarot card, obsession, celebrity, romance, artists and showbiz, looking for love, couples, temptation, multiple storylines, storytelling, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas
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30%
The Proposition (1998)
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, emotional, melancholic, absurd, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: infertility, love triangle, romance, human nature, dangerous attraction, family problems, fall in love, society, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, surrogate father, adultery ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: boston, europe, england, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, family gatherings, depression, parents and children, family problems, family tragedy, divorce, sibling rivalry, father daughter relationship, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 7K
Blue Sky (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Plot: mental illness, infidelity, military base, military life, couples, dysfunctional marriage, family problems, couple relations, romance, love affair, adultery, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, reunion, human nature, crumbling marriage, estrangement, dealing with death, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, eccentric family, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, cheating wife, betrayal, adultery, forbidden love, family problems, love affair, dishonesty, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Stella (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Barmaid Stella Claire and blueblood Stephen Dallas have very little in common -- except they've fallen in love. When their relationship fails, Stella decides to raise the child they had, Jenny, alone. But Jenny and Stella are far from the ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: single parent, working class, pregnancy, breakup, society, starting over, love and romance, youth, moral dilemma, parents and children, family life, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%