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, obsession, teenage life, adolescence, adultery, society, young heroes, sexuality, culture clash, unlikely friendships, prostitute, punishment, wartime, brutality, loneliness, prostitution, woman in danger, coming of age, first love, female removes her clothes, women, social decay, intrigue ...
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 culture clash, love and romance, mentor, relationships, storytelling, pornography and runaway mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Malena: The Lover (1992), Summer of '42 (1971), Head in the Clouds (2004), All Things Fair (1995), Flipped (2010). 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, tragic love, fall in love, love affair, interracial relations, lust, lolita, older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, opposites attract, age difference, true love ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: vietnam, asia, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, island, teenager, summer vacation, beach, obsession, sex, age difference, sand, beach house, sexual frustration ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ 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 ...
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Place: europe, spain, france, england, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: teachers and students, forbidden love, older woman younger man relationship, love affair, coming of age, teacher, high school, teacher student relationship, couple relations, friendship, romance, jealousy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 74K
Flipped (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, exciting, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, school, fall in love, first love, teenage life, neighbor, childhood sweetheart, adolescence, high school life, youth, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ 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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, on the road, cons and scams, dishonesty, village, romance, hopes, hidden identity, countryside, introspection, small town, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, rome italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 5K
Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 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: sexual, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming out, gay, depression, beach, gays and lesbians, coming of age, romance, fall in love, male friendship, relationship problems, summer vacation, gay relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Nico and Dani (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Spanish coming of age story focusing on the antics of two 17 year olds, who have a posh beach house almost all to themselves one summer. This is also a summer of sexual awakenings.
Style: sexual, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, friendship, best friend, summer vacation, coming out, gays and lesbians, innocence lost, masturbation, small town, best friends, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: sentimental, uplifting, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, erotic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944 ...
Place: egypt, africa, ethiopia, italy, libya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Young & Beautiful (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Isabelle, a 17-year-old student, loses her virginity during a quick holiday romance. When she returns home, she begins a secret life as a prostitute for a year.
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitute, strong sexual content, teenage girl, lust, sexual exploration, sexual relations, teenage life, sex scene, double life, older man younger woman relationship, money, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, cote d'azur, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.6
 10K
Wild Orchid (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, atmospheric, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 22K
Mystic Pizza (1988)
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: talky, realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
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Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 3K
Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, redemption, village, sexual abuse, romance, post war, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, social relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, romance, workplace situations, love, drugs/alcohol, sexuality, caught having sex, love story, female removes her clothes, break up ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 46K
Lolita (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, melancholic, cynical ...
Plot: lolita, pedophile, forbidden love, obsession, older man young girl relationship, virginity, destructive relationship, lust, pedophilia, teenager, incest, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new england, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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
Plot: lesbian, teenage love, coming out, small town, fall in love, love and romance, gays and lesbians, self discovery, first love, couple relations, forbidden love, lesbian relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, semi serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: soldier, politics, marriage, party, tango, lust, murder, jealousy, desertion, love triangle, romance, love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching, biting ...
Plot: coming of age, village, looking for sex, politics, apprentice, virginity, resistance, war, german, train station, human nature, new wave ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, eastern europe, czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: atmospheric, semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: fascism, small town, communism, social differences, election, politics, small town life, mafia, family relations, family life, love and romance, family disapproval ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples, drinking problem, classmates, teenager, self discovery, high school, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Youth in Revolt (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a fan of Albert Camus and Jean-Luc Godard, teenage Nick Twisp is definitely out of his element when his mother and her boyfriend move the family to a trailer park. When a pretty neighbor named Sheeni plays records by French crooners, it's ...
Style: surreal, witty, semi serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, looking for sex, adolescence, fall in love, love and romance, youth, wooing, teenage life, student, neighbor, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, france, oakland california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, clever, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, waitress, photographer, surgeon, communism, fondling, love triangle, friendship, fall in love, womanizer, mistress, invasion ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: switzerland, europe, prague, soviet union, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 34K
9½ Weeks (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous attraction, sexual relations, love and romance, erotica, obsession, mysterious character, destructive relationship, love affair, strong sexual content, sexual awakening, couples, bdsm ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: sexual, witty, melancholic, atmospheric, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: age difference, forbidden love, infidelity, wedding, lovers, graduate, jealousy, older woman younger man relationship, romance, loneliness, seduction, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, serious, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, love, self discovery, great depression, prostitute, hospital, small town, love and romance, nanny, master and servant, romance, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%