Movies like Malena

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Malena (2000)
 7.5
 79K
Malena (2000)
Original name: Malèna
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Malèna. She is a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her husband, Nico. He promptly goes off to war, leaving her to the lustful eyes of the men and the sharp tongues of the women. During the next few years, as Renato grows toward manhood, he watches Malèna suffer and prove her mettle. He sees her loneliness, then grief when Nico is reported dead, the effects of slander on her relationship with her father, her poverty and search for work, and final humiliations. Will Renato learn courage from Malèna and stand up for her?
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, touching, sentimental, melancholic, serious, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: small town, jealousy, life is a bitch, prostitute, obsession, adultery, punishment, society, young heroes, adolescence, teenage life, first love, coming of age, sexuality, culture clash, unlikely friendships, wartime, social decay, woman in danger, brutality, loneliness, prostitution, female removes her clothes, sex trafficking, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, mediterranean sea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, sexy and touching films with plots about love and romance, culture clash, mentor, storytelling, runaway, relationships and pornography mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Malena: The Lover (1992), Summer of '42 (1971), All Things Fair (1995), Head in the Clouds (2004), Cinema Paradiso (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 17K
The Lover (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Vietnam
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A poor French teenage girl engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir in 1920s Saigon. For the first time in her young life she has control, and she wields it deftly over her besotted lover throughout a series of clandestine meetings ...
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, tragic love, lolita, love affair, lust, interracial relations, teenage life, older man younger woman relationship, true love, age difference, opposites attract ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: vietnam, asia, france
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100%
Summer of '42 (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Silent as a painting, the movie shows us day-dreamer Hermie and his friends Oscy and Benjie spending the summer of '42 on an US island with their parents - rather unaffected by WWII. While Oscy's main worries are the when and how of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
All Things Fair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 130 min.
Story: This film is set in 1943 when the whole of Europe was embroiled in WWII. It deals with attraction of a 15 year old boy Stig to his teacher Viola. The whole movie revolves around the sexual encounters between Stig and Viola and how he eventually ...
Style: sexual, touching, sincere, serious, tense ...
Plot: forbidden love, older woman younger man relationship, teachers and students, love affair, coming of age, teacher, high school, couple relations, friendship, teacher student relationship, romance, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic ...
Style: sexy, captivating, sentimental, romantic, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: 20s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, spain, france, england, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 8.5
 197K
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, haunted by the past, friendship, censorship, filmmaking, first love, generation gap, village, funeral, movie theatre, mentor, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, twentieth century, 1940s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, rome italy, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 74K
Flipped (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, exciting, sweet ...
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Time: 1960s, 1950s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1957 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 47K
Show Me Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Åmål is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she has never done *it*. Another girl ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, captivating, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Star Maker (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The adventures and deceptions of a photographer who travels through the small villages of Sicily pretending that he is working for the big film studios in Rome.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 5K
Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
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Style: sexual, emotional, gloomy, sentimental, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: sexual, semi serious, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, barcelona spain, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 13K
Lymelife (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: touching, serious, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Audience: teens
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Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Last American Virgin (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.6
 10K
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Duration: 105 min.
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Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, atmospheric, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Youth in Revolt (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Audience: teens, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 22K
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break ...
Style: emotional, talky, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
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Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Sicilia! Sicilia! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Giuseppe Tornatore traces three generations of a Sicilian family in in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (known as Baarìa in the local Sicilian dialect), from the 1930s to the 1980s, to tell the story of the loves, dreams and delusions of an unusual ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: social differences, small town, fascism, election, communism, family relations, politics, family disapproval, family life, small town life, injustice, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 40s, 60s, 20th century, 50s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 11K
Ham Ham (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor. When Sylvia becomes pregnant, Jose Luis promises her that he will marry her, most likely against the wishes of his parents. Jose ...
Style: sexy, sexual, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, sexuality, farce, factory, pregnancy, symbolism, matador, male model, adultery, sensuality, passion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Girl Next Door (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Exceptionally ambitious high schooler Matthew has aspirations for a career in politics when he falls in love with his gorgeous 19-year-old neighbor, Danielle. But Matthew's bright future is jeopardized when he finds Danielle was once a porn ...
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, funny, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: pornography, first love, love and romance, teenager, fall in love, youth, teenage love, lifestyle, sexual attraction, sexual relations, couple relations, dream come true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, california, cambodia, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, youth, drinking problem, classmates, couples, teenager, high school, self discovery, prom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Two Moon Junction (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: small town, infidelity, romance, love affair, couples, fall in love, power relations, love triangle, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 9K
Belle Epoque (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Portugal, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 1931, a young soldier deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters, Fernando likes all of them and they like him, so he has to decide which one to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Plot: politics, soldier, marriage, love triangle, desertion, jealousy, tango, lust, murder, party, romance, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Closely Watched Trains (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a small town still occupied by the Germans as World War II's tide is turning toward the Allies, apprentice train-watcher Milos is oblivious to the war. Instead, he is obsessed with having his first sexual experience. Despite the favors of ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: coming of age, virginity, politics, apprentice, village, resistance, looking for sex, german, dull life, village life, wartime life, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, czech republic, eastern europe, prague czechoslovakia, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
 236K
The Graduate (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Benjamin, a recent college graduate is very worried about his future, he then finds himself in a love triangle with an older woman and her daughter.
Style: witty, sexual, melancholic, atmospheric, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: age difference, forbidden love, infidelity, lovers, jealousy, wedding, graduate, seduction, romance, coming of age, older woman younger man relationship, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie, whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. ...
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, sexual relations, couple relations, sexuality, workplace situations, romance, love, drugs/alcohol, caught having sex, salesman, casual sex, female removes her clothes ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, realistic, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, photographer, waitress, friendship, mistress, invasion, love triangle, womanizer, artist, communism, surgeon, fondling ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: switzerland, central europe, europe, usa, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%