Movies like Malena

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Malena (2000)
 7.5
 76K
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: sexual, erotic, sexy, atmospheric, sentimental, touching, serious, melancholic, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: small town, jealousy, life is a bitch, teenage life, society, young heroes, prostitute, punishment, adolescence, obsession, woman in danger, coming of age, adultery, first love, female removes her clothes, sexuality, culture clash, unlikely friendships, wartime, social decay, brutality, loneliness, prostitution, women, wartime life ...
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, sexual and serious films with plots about love and romance, culture clash, sex, romance, mentor, runaway and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Malena: The Lover (1992), Summer of '42 (1971), A Walk to Remember (2002), All Things Fair (1995), Young & Beautiful (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 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, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, lust, tragic love, interracial relations, lolita, boarding school life, age difference, desire, love affair, arranged marriage, true love ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, island, older woman younger man relationship, teenager, sexual abuse, beach, sex, obsession, sand, beach house, age difference, sexual frustration ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, sad, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, teen drama
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, love affair, coming of age, teacher, couple relations, friendship, older woman younger man relationship, high school, romance, jealousy, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sexual, erotic, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitute, first sex, lust, strong sexual content, coming of age, prostitution, sexual exploration, teenage girl, sexual relations, birthday, human nature, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, cote d'azur, tokyo, california
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 7.7
 72K
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, year 1957, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, michigan
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 4.5
 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 ...
Plot: sexual relations, love and romance, sexual awakening, manipulations, dangerous attraction, erotica, forbidden love, love affair, love triangle, destructive relationship, femme fatale, sexual tension ...
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 7.6
 46K
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: sexual, touching, gloomy, realistic, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, coming out, teenage love, small town, gays and lesbians, fall in love, love and romance, first love, coming of age, couple relations, couples, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: sexual, erotic, sexy, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ...
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, erotic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, love story, mysterious character, destiny, war, map, secret love, expedition, love and romance, adultery, wartime life, power of love ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: egypt, africa, ethiopia, italy, libya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.5
 189K
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, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, haunted by the past, friendship, censorship, movie theatre, kiss, village, filmmaking, generation gap, funeral, first love, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, twentieth century
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: sexual, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Italy, France
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Style: epic, semi serious, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
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Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 10K
Cheri (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sexual, serious, realistic, stylized, witty
Audience: girls' night
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Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 33K
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, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three generations of women in a Mexican American family experience sexual awakenings over the course of a summer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, family life, latinx lead, best friends, store, romance, feminism, countryside, innocence lost, looking for love, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Minnie Goetze is a 15-year-old aspiring comic-book artist, coming of age in the haze of the 1970s in San Francisco. Insatiably curious about the world around her, Minnie is a pretty typical teenage girl. Oh, except that she’s sleeping with her ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love affair, coming of age, youth, love and romance, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, older man younger woman relationship, teenage sexuality, teenage girl, female sexuality, teenagers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, offbeat, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
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28%
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, semi serious, humorous, funny, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, teenager, youth, first sex, couples, family relations, drinking problem, classmates, boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 96K
The Dreamers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Style: erotic, sexual, atmospheric, serious, sexy ...
Plot: incest, sexuality, love and romance, sexual relations, friends, rebelliousness, protest, youth, desire, rebellion, lovers, love triangle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, on the road, cons and scams, village, dishonesty, romance, hopes, hidden identity, countryside, introspection, small town, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 34K
I Remember (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In an Italian seaside town, young Titta gets into trouble with his friends and watches various local eccentrics as they engage in often absurd behavior. Frequently clashing with his stern father and defended by his doting mother, Titta witnesses the ...
Style: surreal, humorous, sentimental, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, fascism, surrealism, sheik, bathtub, postmodernism, human nature, small town life, youth, family relations, family life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 6K
Eros (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, France, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve ...
Style: serious, sexual, erotic, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, society, lovers reunited, obsession, couple relations, romance, infidelity, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: asia, hong kong, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, serious, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, waitress, photographer, fondling, fall in love, surgeon, love triangle, friendship, womanizer, mistress, invasion, romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: switzerland, europe, soviet union, prague, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: sexual, sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, sexuality, factory, farce, male model, symbolism, matador, passion, seduction, sensuality, drunkenness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 60K
The First Time (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dave, a high school senior, spends most of his time pining away over a girl he can’t have. Aubrey, a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn’t quite understand her or seem to care. Although they go to different schools, ...
Style: sincere, realistic, humorous, touching, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, first sex, teenage life, high school, love and romance, youth, first love, fall in love, romance, friendship, teenagers, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 45K
Lolita (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
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: forbidden love, lolita, pedophile, obsession, virginity, destructive relationship, lust, teenager, desire, road trip, jealousy, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: new england, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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