Movies like Paper Hearts

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Paper Hearts (1993)
 5.5
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Paper Hearts (1993)
Original name: Cheatin' Hearts
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Western drama directed by Rod McCall. Henry deserted his family years before, Henry (James Brolin) kicks up a storm when he shows up to see his youngest daughter before her wedding. He has ulterior motives, including a divorce from wife Jenny (Sally Kirkland), but her new beau, Tom (Kris Kristofferson), throws his plans off the rails. Meanwhile, Sally's older daughter must choose between love with a cowboy and life in New York.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: strong sexual content, crumbling marriage, romance, friendship, parents and children, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, introspection, infidelity, unfulfilled love, midlife crisis, reunion, love and romance, family problems, sexuality, cowboy, truck, female nudity, striptease, ranch, kiss, ex husband ex wife relationship, humiliation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, new york

Most similar movies to Paper Hearts

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about couples, love and romance, romance, infidelity, unfulfillment, family relations and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Paper Hearts: Sunday (1997), Twice in a Lifetime (1985), The Horse Whisperer (1998), Disappearing Acts (2000), Lost Paradise (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 601
Sunday (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This film concerns two mysterious characters who meet on a Sunday in Queens. Madeleine the most unsettling creature of that name since "Vertigo" is a middle-aged, moderately successful actress. Oliver/Matthew is either a homeless man or a ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: party, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, sunday, infidelity, love affair, parents and children, social differences, unfulfilled love, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: starting over, infidelity, love triangle, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, working class, suburbs, golden years, crumbling marriage, romance, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name from Nicholas Evans, the talented Robert Redford presents this meditative family drama set in the country side. Redford not only directs but also stars in the roll of a cowboy with a magical talent for healing.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: horse, riding accident, travel, ranch, rehabilitation, romance, therapy, parents and children, crisis, parent child relationship, career woman, marriage crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, montana, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Disappearing Acts (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own ...
Style: sentimental, serious, talky, realistic, sincere
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unemployment, family life, crumbling marriage, romance, starting over, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, lovers reunited, hopes, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.6
 415
Lost Paradise (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The tragic tale of two lovers whose passion burns so intensely it destroys them.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sexual, sentimental ...
Plot: love affair, midlife crisis, extramarital affair, sex, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, infidelity, tragic love, unfulfilled love, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Walk in the Spring Rain (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sophisticated, middle-aged grandmother, wed to a New York law professor, falls in love with a down-to-earth Tennessee farmer. Director Guy Green's bittersweet romance, released in 1970, stars Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Quinn, Fritz Weaver, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love, professor, infidelity, dysfunctional family, elderly lovers, college, romance, golden years, crumbling marriage, countryside, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 60s
Place: tennessee, new york, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Perfect Stranger (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A television movie based on "A Perfect Stranger," Danielle Steel's novel about an attorney who falls in love with the young wife of a wealthy man who is dying.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, romance, fall in love, love and romance, couples, aging, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, marriage crisis, infidelity, middle age romance, true love, love story, love, midlife crisis, life philosophy, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Love After Love (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lola is an independent woman, a professional writer with 2 men on a string. Both men are married with children. When the men, and Lola, face having to make choices, Lola's comfortable life becomes less appealing.
Style: serious, dark humor, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, couples, crumbling marriage, infidelity, midlife crisis, breakup, dishonesty, family problems, sex ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An amnesiac youth tries to piece together his past, but what he discovers may jeopardize his future.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: clinic, hospital, patient, twins, memory, terminal illness, parents and children, haunted by the past, romance, memory loss, coming of age, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Never Forever (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an American woman begins a dangerous relationship with an attractive immigrant worker, in order to save her marriage, she finds her true self.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, sex, infidelity, deportation, self discovery, romance, couple relations, love and romance, couples, immigrants, unsupportive spouse, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 726
Cowboy Up (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: "Cowboy Up" is a celebration of the risk-taking, daredevil personalities of modern rodeo. In the world of professional bull riding, newcomer Ely Braxton (Marcus Thomas) is the craziest guy around; his brother Hank (Kiefer Sutherland) is a ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: underdog, romance, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, human nature, redemption, couple relations, love triangle, parents and children, siblings relations, unfulfilled love, cinderella story ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Only Thrill (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small-town store owner with a comatose wife shares a long-term relationship with his seamstress.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, seamstress, widow, small town, infidelity, single parent, romance, small town life, store, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 1960s ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martha Horgan is a withdrawn, mentally disabled woman who lives with her aunt, Frances. One of Martha's unusual traits is that she doesn't lie, a quality that leads to her getting fired from a dry-cleaning shop thanks to the actions of the ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: aunt, porch, repairman, betrayal, romance, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, parents and children, murder, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.4
 230
Bedrooms (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Bedrooms tells a story about the walls that separate people, the heartbreak and infidelity that's often the result and the redemption that comes from tearing those walls down. The film is told in 4 stories by 3 filmmakers. Three of the stories ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: couple relations, couples, single parent, twins, crumbling marriage, introspection, infidelity, breakup, love and romance, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, clever, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, aids, love triangle, lovers reunited, dishonesty, chance, cheating, one-night stand, love and romance, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 336
Tempted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The strain of juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and successful paralegal have worn Emma Burke (Virginia Madsen) out. Thus it is that Emma welcomes the opportunity to briefly take leave of her Boston home and head for sunny Hawaii. It is ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: love affair, parents and children, romance, love and romance, family relations, infidelity, love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, last wish, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Love in Between (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Formerly known as "Two Women" or "Freezing Rain". A man who wants all love, a wife who approaches her husband's other woman, and a woman who wants to keep her love. A classy melodrama of these three people and their risky ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, stylized, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, strong sexual content, couple relations, romance, love affair, love triangle, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage, stalking, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Alexander the Last (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: theater, infidelity, actor's life, romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, dealing with death, tragic love, loss, letter, fall in love, love and romance, couples, family relations, writer's life, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 294
Empty Days (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An executive and a dowdy working-class woman, both unemployed, married and parents meet at a supermarket. They become friends but find it hard to accept that they may be in love with each other.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, unemployment, love and romance, couples, romance, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 678
Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, cafe, unfulfillment, romance, couples, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, down on your luck, wish come true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Closing the Ring (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During the 1940s, a group of young men go off to war, leaving behind Ethel Ann, who is in love with one of them, Teddy. In modern-day Belfast, a man named Jimmy endeavors to return a ring found in the wreckage of a crashed plane. He travels to ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: couple relations, romance, parents and children, bomber, airplane, battle, love, soldier, ring, war, death in the family, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 273
Always (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple, on the verge of proceeding with a divorce, find themselves questioning their decision to separate when fellow friends and neighbors, oblivious to their marital troubles, assemble at their house for a 4th of July Weekend party.
Style: semi serious, talky, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: unsupportive spouse, suburbs, romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, pregnancy, relationship vs career, suburban life, breakup, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Falling in Love Again (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harry and Sue Lewis met in the 40s as teenagers living in the Bronx. He was an aspiring architect, she was the most beautiful girl in school, and both had a fondness for bran muffins. They fell in love, got married, moved to Los Angeles, and had two ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: reunion, love, memory, high school reunion, midlife crisis, romance, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, road not taken, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Once in a Lifetime (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After losing her husband and baby daughter to a fire, Daphne Fields raises her deaf son while beginning a writing career. Hollywood loves her scripts, but her heart remains with her son Andrew, under the care of Headmaster Matthew Dane at an eastern ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: boarding school, starting over, hospital, single parent, dealing with death, romance, parents and children, death in the family, family relations, boarding school life, pregnancy, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Dinner with Friends (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A husband and wife reevaluate their marriage after their closest friends, another couple decide to split up after twelve years.
Style: talky, clever, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, crumbling marriage, introspection, suburbs, infidelity, couple relations, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 315
Heartbeat (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The beautiful and talented Adrian is a writer for one of America's most popular TV soap operas. She is also pregnant, and when she refuses to abort her baby, Adrian's selfish husband deserts her. It falls to one of the soap opera's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: divorce, love triangle, pregnancy, friendship, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, forbidden love, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, workplace romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 7K
Intersection (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: During a car accident, Vincent Eastman watches his whole life flash before his eyes, and he doesn't like what he sees. While maintaining the semblance of a marriage with his wife, Sally, Vincent has been carrying on with a mistress, Olivia. ...
Style: sexy, serious, talky, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, road accident, heavy rain, car accident, love triangle, romance, crumbling marriage, destiny, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, usa, vancouver, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
An Unmarried Woman (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, midlife crisis, starting over, crumbling marriage, introspection, break-up, abstract art, female friendship, psychiatrist, art gallery, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%