Movies like Lea 1996

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Lea (1996)
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Lea (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, Germany, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 51-year-old Herbert Strehlow, a furniture restorer, falls in love with 21-year-old Lea, who has not spoken a word since childhood when her father killed her mother. She bears a striking resemblance to Herbert's dead wife. They get married, but their relationship seems doomed, until gradually each one manages to penetrate the mysterious world of the other, and they begin to realize that they are bound by a kind of spiritual relationship. For Lea it is the death of her mother, for Herbert it is the death of his first wife. His hard exterior slowly beings to thaw, and he starts to show feelings and responses that soften Lea's initial hatred and fear of him, and which put their relationship in a more positive light.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, bleak, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, life is a bitch, graphic violence, self discovery, human spirit, hopes, mute or deaf, dysfunctional family, family problems, haunted by the past, society, couples, dealing with death, woman in danger, sex, horse, rape, money, cave, motorcycle, passion, writers, violence, german ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1991
Place: slovakia, france, czech republic, munich germany, hamburg germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and touching films with plots about family relations, kiss, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, crying, father daughter relationship and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like Lea: Yellow Asphalt (2000), Biutiful (2010), Finding Home (2003), After the Deluge (2003), Free Radicals (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 138
Yellow Asphalt (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three stories set among the Bedouin of Jahalin in the hills of the Judean desert. On an almost deserted highway, two Israeli truckers strike a Bedouin lad accidentally. Before they can flee, the boy's people appear and circle the truckers. ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: desert, woman in danger, love affair, culture clash, life is a bitch, society, family problems, injustice, crime and punishment, forbidden love, social differences, disgraced ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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95%
 7.5
 86K
Biutiful (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 148 min.
Story: This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate ...
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 ⇓
82%
 5.5
 530
Finding Home (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Inheriting her grandmother's remote island Inn causes Amanda to re-evaluate her life and decisions.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, island, dysfunctional family, self discovery, homecoming, uncover truth, couples, family problems, family life, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
After the Deluge (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Follows the stories of the four men of the Kirby family. As Alex's marriage breaks apart, Toby tries desperately to start a family, and Marty tries to kick-start his faded music career as well as find a meaningful relationship with someone his ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, family life, introspection, family problems, couples, hopes, mental illness, haunted by the past, family in crisis, couple relations, parents and children, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 6.3
 508
Free Radicals (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Following the death of Manu (Resetarits) in a car accident, the film relates the interwoven stories of several people who become indirectly connected by the events and aftermath of the crash.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, teenage life, introspection, love and romance, youth, destructive relationship, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couples, family problems, hopes, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe, brazil, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer -- arrogant, caustic, and self-satisfied. She mistreats Marlene (her secretary, maid, and co-designer). Enter Karin, a 23-year-old beauty who wants to be a model. Petra falls in love with Karin and ...
Style: sexual, sincere, clever, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian interest, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, fashion, gays and lesbians, lgbt, rejection, manipulation, obsession, love triangle, fashion designer, success ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, zurich switzerland, sydney australia, west germany, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.7
 388
Oriana (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Venezuela, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl is sent to a South American hacienda, where she learns about the life of her reclusive aunt, Oriana.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, secret, cruelty, murder, beach, estate, curiosity, jungle, homecoming, self discovery, innocence lost, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: venezuela, france, latin america, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.6
 3K
Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, resistance, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 6.6
 13K
Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, starting over, haunted by the past, fall in love, death in the family, family problems, romance, murder, guilt, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father in law son in law relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Or (My Treasure) (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel Aviv. Ruthie calls Or "my treasure," but ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, bleak, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: escort service, prostitute, family relations, prostitution, coming of age, parents and children, life is a bitch, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, youth, society, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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 ⇓
69%
The Prince of Tides (1991)
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: emotional, psychological, touching, talky, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, psychiatrist, self discovery, haunted by the past, domestic violence, family relations, therapy, poet, football, island, coach, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, south carolina, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
In My Country (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American reporter and an Afrikaans poet meet and fall in love while covering South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: journalism, interracial relations, politics, justice, apartheid, social decay, african american, racism, discrimination, injustice, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, chile, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.9
 2K
His Brother (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thomas has been estranged from his brother Luc for several years, due in part to his difficulties in dealing with Luc's homosexuality. But when Thomas is diagnosed with a rare blood disease, which is difficult to treat and impossible to cure, ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: terminal illness, gay, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, brother brother relationship, reconciliation, human nature, homosexual, suffering, family relations, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
 38
Vernie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama - Sean, a young thirty-something coffee shop owner, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. He desperately wants to have a baby before he dies, and asks his best friend Kristy to bear his child. - John Riedlinger, Amy Colon, Patrick Coyle
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, friendship, pregnancy, terminal illness, tragic hero, family problems, couples, best friends, hopes, romance, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
60%
My Favorite Season (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites him for Christmas. Memories will come up, and will be ...
Style: psychological, contemplative, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: family relations, christmas, memory, brother sister incest, life is a bitch, estrangement, family gatherings, introspection, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Maids of Wilko (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved with a family of five women who had been in love with ...
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, sentimental, psychological, touching ...
Plot: family relations, uncle nephew relationship, hopes, childhood friend, farm, children, passion, birthday, death, friendship, jealousy, immortality ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Bridge to Silence (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman with a hearing problem tries to get het life back together after a car accident that killed her husband.
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, sexual abuse, introspection, haunted by the past, death in the family, couples, family problems, custody, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 202
Cactus (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman who injured her eyes in car accident and a young blind man fall for each other.
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, crumbling marriage, hopes, love affair, human spirit, destructive relationship, suburban life, suburbs, disability, family relations, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Madame Bovary (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, sexy, intense, serious ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, family relations, village, bourgeoisie, tragic hero, life is a bitch, village life, family life, destructive relationship, love affair, dull life ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century, 70s
Place: normandy, france, europe, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, sincere, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, gambling, interracial relations, small town, marriage, jealousy, love, injustice, family problems, human spirit, love affair, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Almost Peaceful (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set during the largely unexplored period immediately following World War II, the film follows a group of mostly Jewish Parisians who attempt to restart their lives and rekindle their capacity for happiness in the shadow of unspeakable horrors. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, family relations, starting over, human spirit, survival, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, reunion, moral dilemma, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1946
Place: paris france, europe, france, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, last wish, family problems, parents and children, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, coming of age, starting over, siblings relations, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Goodbye First Love (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A 15-year-old discovers the joys and heartaches of first love with an older teen, but in the ensuing years, cannot seem to move past their breakup.
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage love, architecture, letter, lovers reunited, childhood sweetheart, love and romance, couples, renewed love, lovers apart, romance, youth, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1999
Place: paris france, europe, france, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.9
 51K
Head-On (2004)
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, serious, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: suicide attempt, marriage, muslim, culture clash, romance, love, love affair, destructive relationship, human nature, redemption, self destructing, self esteem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, turkey, hamburg germany, europe, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.7
 9K
Vagabond (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Mona Bergeron is dead, her frozen body found in a ditch in the French countryside. From this, the film flashes back to the weeks leading up to her death. Through these flashbacks, Mona gradually declines as she travels from place to place, taking ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, gloomy, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: profanity, hitchhiker, drifter, homeless, strong female presence, drugs/alcohol, direction and purpose, down on your luck, on the road, human nature, suffering, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: france, europe, morocco, italy, south of france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Regular Lovers (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 183 min.
Story: 1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail at the police. He smokes opium and talks about ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: idealism, revolution, politics, injustice, love triangle, twins, hopes, political corruption, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, love affair, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1969, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
In a Better World (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Style: emotional, bleak, thought provoking, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: friendship, father son relationship, bully, loneliness, bomb, divorce, bullying, moral dilemma, marital problem, anger, small town, refugee camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sudan, denmark, europe, africa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, hitchhiker, domestic violence, couple relations, love affair, human nature, parents and children, starting over, life is a bitch, couples, destructive relationship, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new york state, haiti, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%