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Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
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Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Original name: The Other Woman
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge a connection with her stepson William and to resist the interference of Jack's jealous ex-wife.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, family problems, family life, dishonesty, death in the family, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, woman, family relations, overcoming, couples, hapless, romantic rivalry, united states of america, stepmother, central park manhattan new york city
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family problems, family relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, couples, dealing with death and death in the family mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Love and Other Impossible Pursuits: Bereft (2004), The Grief of Others (2015), Alpha Male (2006), Silent Heart (2014), Lullaby (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bereft (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young Vermont widow is haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while trying to date again.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, psychological
Plot: friends, parents and children, crumbling marriage, couple relations, life is a bitch, family relations, romance, love and romance, misfit, custody, alcohol abuse, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
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95%
The Grief of Others (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: death in the family, family problems, couples, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, life is a bitch, dealing with death, flashback, dog, little girl, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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87%
 5.6
 310
Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, unfulfillment, parents and children, reunion, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family life, family problems, couples, death in the family, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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86%
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Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: terminal illness, couples, family problems, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, couple relations, family relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, unfulfillment, euthanasia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.2
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Lullaby (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Estranged from his family, Jonathan (Hedlund) discovers his father has decided to take himself off life support in forty-eight hours’ time. During this intensely condensed period, a lifetime of drama plays out. Robert (Jenkins) fights a zero sum ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: unfulfillment, dealing with death, life is a bitch, mercy killing, estrangement, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, family problems, cancer, estranged family member, terminal illness
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
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77%
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 189
Now, Forager (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lucien and Regina are foragers - they gather wild mushrooms and sell them to New York restaurants. They live simply, according to the seasons. When Regina seeks more stability, their marriage is put to a test.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy, touching
Plot: life turned upside down, relationship vs career, unfulfilled love, ambition, family problems, couples, disorder, restaurant, couple relations, unfulfillment, lifestyle, cooking and food ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: parents and children, youth, teenage life, family problems, death in the family, friendship, family relations, friends, dealing with death, drinking problem, death of father, nickname ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 961
The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: investigation, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, family relations, unfulfillment, couple relations, couples, family problems, human nature, gender, terminal illness, gay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: serious, gloomy, touching, offbeat, realistic
Plot: midlife crisis, self discovery, introspection, writer's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, family life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: single parent, single father, dealing with death, family relations, parents and children, babies and infants, life turned upside down, family in crisis, youth, death in the family, family problems, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 382
Nicholas' Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact based drama about an American couple on vacation in Italy in 1994 with their two children who are attacked and shot by highway bandits. Shortly they discover that their son is brain dead. The parents are then faced with the hard decision to ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, family in crisis, death in the family, transplant, family problems, death of child ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 923
Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: dysfunctional family, vegetarian, hopes, couple relations, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, infidelity, haunted by the past, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, estrangement, aging, righting the wronged, elderly, drugs/alcohol, hopes, couples, family problems, unsupportive spouse, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: serious, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 231
The Weekend (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marian and John Kerr are expecting an old friend, Lyle for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high since it is the one-year anniversary of the death of John's brother, the handsome and charismatic Tony, who ...
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: love affair, couples, family problems, parents and children, gays and lesbians, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, haunted by the past, pregnancy, midlife crisis, breakup ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 781
Betrayed at 17 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: touching, suspenseful, serious, emotional, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 108
Mile Zero (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mile Zero is a story about a father with a remarkable capacity to love.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
 578
All Around Us (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Kanao, a courtroom portrait artist, observes crimes, scandals and the decline of Japanese values without passing judgement. As he and his wife endure the tragedy of their first child’s death, hope slowly unfolds and their love story flickers to ...
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: unfulfillment, dull life, social decay, family problems, couples, death in the family, estrangement, petty job, life is a bitch, love and romance, pregnancy, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: dealing with death, hopes, introspection, death in the family, last wish, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, journey, brother brother relationship, nature, death of mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
In the Gloaming (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.
Style: touching, gloomy, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: gloomy, touching, psychological, realistic, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Policeman's Wife (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The story of a young couple who live in a small town with their four-year-old daughter. The husband is so caught up in his work as a policeman that he gradually becomes increasingly alienated from his wife and daughter who become ever closer to one ...
Style: sincere, serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: accident, couples, family problems, small town, family relations, unfulfillment, couple relations, crumbling marriage, parents and children, domestic violence, female full frontal nudity, pubic hair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.5
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Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, estrangement, love and romance, hopes, dysfunctional family, love affair, family problems, death in the family, couples, family life, interracial relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Rock the Casbah (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The whole family is reunited when Sofia comes back for his father's funeral. Quickly, inner problems are revealed.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, touching
Plot: siblings relations, family relations, dealing with death, life turned upside down, parents and children, family gatherings, family problems, death in the family, disorder, family life, estate, funeral ...
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: family in crisis, chaos and mayhem, parents and children, elderly lovers, family gatherings, life is a bitch, ocean or sea, homecoming, clergy, couples, dealing with death, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Blanche Dubois goes to visit her pregnant sister and husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley doesn't like her, and starts pushing her for information on some property he know was left to the sisters. He discovers she has mortgaged the place and ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, pregnancy, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couples, dishonesty, family problems, siblings relations, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, mississippi, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: dealing with death, life is a bitch, family problems, suburbs, family life, terminal illness, unfulfillment, family in crisis, family relations, cancer, sickness, pubic hair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The House of Bernarda Alba (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of her husband Bernarda Alba puts her daughters under a rigurous mourning which does not even allow them to leave the house.
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: parents and children, unfulfillment, family relations, dealing with death, love and romance, obsession, death in the family, couples, family problems, family in crisis, domineering mother, tradition ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 2K
Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: sheriff, love and romance, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, couple relations, love affair, family problems, mentally unstable, misfit, parent child relationship, mormon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: family, downfall, dysfunctional family, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, family problems, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family relations, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%