Movies like My House in Umbria

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My House in Umbria (2003)
My House in Umbria (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Emily Delahunty (Maggie Smith) is an eccentric British romance novelist who lives in Umbria in central Italy. One day while travelling, the train she is on is bombed by terrorists. After she wakes up in a hospital, she invites three of the other survivors of the disaster to stay at her Italian villa for recuperation. Of these are The General, a retired British Army veteran, Werner, a young German man, and Aimee, a young American girl who has now become mute after her parents were both killed in the explosion.
Style: sincere, sentimental, captivating, emotional, gloomy, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: orphan, life is a bitch, hopes, redemption, coldhearted, estate, solace, secret, countryside, terrorist, politics, uncle niece relationship, little girl, writer's life, ex military, group of strangers, bittersweet, dancing, airplane, prostitute, world war two, mental institution, loneliness, motorcycle, scientist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, milan italy, idaho, pennsylvania

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Most similar movies to My House in Umbria

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and melancholic films with plots about husband wife relationship, death, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, storytelling and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like My House in Umbria: Snow Falling on Cedars (1999), Enduring Love (2004), Heaven (2002), Waking the Dead (2000), Dancing at Lughnasa (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A penniless middle-aged spinster scrapes by giving piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950s. She makes a sad last bid for love with a fellow resident of her rundown boarding house, who imagines she has the money to bankroll the business he hopes to ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: hotel, alcohol abuse, betrayal, loneliness, boarding house, desperation, piano, spinster, life is a bitch, dishonesty, unfulfilled love, destructive relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950s, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, forbidden love, jury, fisherman, japanese american, racism, culture clash, who done it, life is a bitch, crimes, romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: pearl harbor, washington state, seattle, seattle washington
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Enduring Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, haunted by the past, countryside, attempted murder, post traumatic stress, couple relations, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, guilt, mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
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Heaven (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer.
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorist, redemption, fall in love, on the run, justice, bomb, murder, police, translator, explosion, love, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, tuscany, turin italy
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Waking the Dead (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.
Style: emotional, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, election, obsession, ghost, death, politician, romance, state affairs, haunted by the past, supernatural, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, chile, manhattan new york city, new york, minneapolis minnesota ...
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Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: aunt niece relationship, family relations, parents and children, family life, human nature, siblings relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, brother sister relationship, village ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: ireland, africa, europe, england, spain
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Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, vengeance, haunted by the past, reconciliation, life is a bitch, acceptance, murder, tv show, memory, ira, secrets, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 70s, year 1975
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, london, australia
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 150 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, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, germany
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The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Kenya, France, USA, Switzerland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: aids, corruption, murder, death, investigation, cover up, political corruption, uncover truth, diplomat, fighting the system, obsession, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa, london, sudan, europe ...
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Walk on Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eyal, an Israeli Mossad agent, is given the mission to track down and kill the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex-Nazi officer, who might still be alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide, he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister ...
Style: tense, sincere, suspenseful, captivating, intense ...
Plot: family secret, gay slur, hitman, redemption, haunted by the past, introspection, working undercover, war crime, machismo, undercover, unlikely couple, german ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, germany, berlin germany, jerusalem, middle east ...
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Great Expectations (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: generosity, orphan, unfulfilled love, redemption, social differences, love and romance, haunted by the past, rise to the top, hopes, benefactor, coming of age, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, london
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The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: society, dishonesty, police brutality, musician, politics, protest, photographer, psychiatrist, political corruption, idealism, law enforcement, couples ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 90s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, palermo italy, oxford university ...
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Amy Foster (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for ...
Style: touching, captivating, scenic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, countryside, social differences, fall in love, human nature, society, sea disaster, sea, ship, chess, prejudice, xenophobia ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, europe, wales, germany, cornwall ...
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Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Leonard Schiller once counted among New York's Literary lions, but illness and ten years of writers block have lowered his profile, almost to the point of obscurity. When Heather Wolfe, an ambitious literature major, asks to interview him for ...
Style: realistic, touching, intellectual, talky, sincere ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, aging, starting over, writer's life, love and romance, couples, graduation, friendship, hopes, artists and showbiz, human nature, writing ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
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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: sincere, sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, hidden identity, romance, self discovery, filmmaking, village, on the road, small town, countryside, disorder, hopes, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, madrid, rome italy ...
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Giulia Doesn't Date at Night (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Guido, an acclaimed author, leads an idyllic life with his beautiful wife and teenage daughter. But despite his seemingly perfect existence, Guido's restless search for inspiration leads him into the arms of Giulia, a charming and mysterious ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: swimming pool, love affair, human nature, family relations, writer's life, lifestyle, romance, artists and showbiz, parents and children, love, swimming, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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The City of Your Final Destination (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 28-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. Omar must get through to three people who were close to Gund--his brother, widow, and younger mistress--so he can get ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: writer's life, lifestyle, obsessive quest, social relations, college graduate, latin, village, male female relationship, journey, flirting, storytelling, university ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america, new york, madrid, venice ...
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Uncertainty (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Every choice has a consequence. But what if the flip of a coin could trigger two separate but parallel destinies? Bobby (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Kate (Lynn Collins) are a young New York couple at a crossroads whose lives are about to take very ...
Style: serious, sincere, clever, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: family tradition, on the run, destiny, couple relations, family gatherings, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, fear, little girl, road not taken, urban, locked door ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
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The Human Stain (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, Ireland, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Coleman Silk is a worldly and admired professor who loses his job after unwittingly making a racial slur. To clear his name, Silk writes a book about the events with his friend and colleague Nathan Zuckerman, who in the process discovers a dark ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: tennis, self destructing, haunted by the past, loss of child, hidden identity, dishonesty, society, love affair, disorder, couples, loneliness, delusion ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, year 1944, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: new england, usa, new jersey, oxford university, massachusetts
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Possession (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Maud Bailey, a brilliant English academic, is researching the life and work of poet Christabel La Motte. Roland Michell is an American scholar in London to study Randolph Henry Ash, now best-known for a collection of poems dedicated to his wife. ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, clever, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, investigation, betrayal, uncover truth, fall in love, forbidden love, opposites attract, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, yorkshire, english channel
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Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: touching, emotional, dramatic, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, redemption, world war two, injustice, false accusation, unfulfilled love, innocence, forbidden love, life is a bitch, love and romance, siblings relations, period piece ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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The Ledge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A thriller in which a battle of philosophies between a fundamentalist Christian and an atheist escalates into a lethal battle of wills.
Style: psychological, sincere, emotional, tense, talky ...
Plot: adultery, unfaithful wife, infidelity, cheating wife, moral dilemma, atheist, redemption, introspection, life turned upside down, hopes, race against time, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
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A Summer in Genoa (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Sweden, Cayman Islands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man moves his two daughters to Italy after their mother dies in a car accident, in order to revitalize their lives. Genoa changes all three of them as the youngest daughter starts to see the ghost of her mother, while the older one discovers her ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: teenage love, youth, family relations, friendship, parents and children, family life, dealing with death, starting over, hopes, haunted by the past, family in crisis, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, new york
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37 (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A rocker makes a pact to kill himself on his 37th birthday. 12 weeks before the release of his final album and the end of his life, he meets and falls in love with a woman who has a dark secret of her own.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: fall in love, introspection, musician's life, redemption, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, music band, love and romance, romance, life is a bitch, bittersweet, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Tell No One (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: frame up, investigation, murder, crimes, serial killer, corpse, crime, haunted by the past, disappearance, deadly, dishonesty, grief ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: country music, musician, alcohol abuse, journalist, loneliness, singer, country singer, alcoholic, redemption, financial problem, hopes, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, santa fe new mexico, nashville tennessee, new mexico, houston texas ...
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A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But ...
Style: romantic, touching, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: world war one, private detective, missing person, against the odds, uncover truth, war, young lovers, french, investigation, love and romance, obsession, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, year 1919 ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, marseille provence, brittany ...
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Germinal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, sincere, epic ...
Plot: working class, hopes, politics, family relations, injustice, labor union, rich and poor, unemployment, fighting the system, power relations, righting the wronged, workplace situations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, flanders, tokyo
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My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: contemplative, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, secret love, parents and children, introspection, unfulfillment, fighting illness, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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The Princess and the Warrior (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Her first encounter with ex-soldier and drifter Bodo has a lasting impact. He causes an accident in which he provides first aid, Sissi wonders if he may be ...
Style: philosophical, captivating, psychological, emotional, artsy ...
Plot: opposites attract, romance, destiny, coincidence, bank robbery, criminal heroes, love and romance, fall in love, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, couples, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe, sydney australia, australia
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