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Pennies from Heaven (1981)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A musical set in the great Busby Berkeley style. In Chicago during the depression, sheet music salesman, Arthur Parker, is trying to sell his products, but it's not easy to convince unwilling music store owners to buy them. Although he's already married to the somewhat drab Joan, when he meets school teacher Eileen in a music store, he falls in love with her.
Style: surreal, dark humor, serious, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sentimental, touching, based on british tv series ...
Plot: traveling salesman, song, great depression, marriage, teacher, bank, infidelity, pimp, couple relations, down on your luck, showbiz, store, love and romance, couples, destructive relationship, rich and poor, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, friends, dance, society, unfulfillment, dancing, real world, adultery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and stylized films with plots about love and romance, couples, couple relations, romance, infidelity, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Pennies from Heaven: A Room in Town (1982), The Great Gatsby (2013), Walk on the Wild Side (1962), The Great Gatsby (1974), The Painted Veil (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Room in Town (1982)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of an increasingly violent strike, a worker falls in love with the middle-class daughter of his landlady.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: strike, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, romance, unfulfilled love, love and romance, couples, prostitute, couple relations, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
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The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: serious, sentimental, stylized, emotional, colourful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, obsession, millionaire, destructive relationship, love triangle, loneliness, party, love affair, high society, american dream, unfulfilled love, social differences ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, long island
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Walk on the Wild Side (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: At the Doll House, a 1930’s New Orleans bordello, Hallie is the main attraction both for clients and for Jo, the madame. Her comfortable if tedious life is disrupted by the arrival in town of Dove Linkhorn, her true love of three years before who ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual
Plot: brothel, prostitute, destructive relationship, infidelity, rich and poor, unfulfilled love, love and romance, couples, gays and lesbians, innocence lost, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: louisiana, texas, new orleans, usa
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The Great Gatsby (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, love triangle, society, fall in love, love affair, obsession, couple relations, couples, betrayal, wealth, millionaire ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, serious, stylized ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, marriage, loveless marriage, doctor, couples, society, redemption, cholera, epidemic ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china, england ...
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Nine (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: midlife crisis, memory, sidewalk cafe, filmmaking, infidelity, showbiz, romance, artists and showbiz, couples, femme fatale, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1920s, year 1965
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, unfaithful wife, college, friendship, writer's life, betrayal, forbidden love, loyalty, suburbs, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, portland oregon, oregon
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34%
 6.4
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Shopgirl (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous ...
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, artist, romance, restaurant, letter, twentysomething life, store, fall in love, culture clash, love and romance, dull life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, vermont ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Great Gatsby (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stock broker Nick Carraway consents to play Cupid for his rich married first cousin Daisy Buchanen and her former love, successful bootlegger and forger Jay Gatsby.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: tragic love, obsession, infidelity, love affair, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, couple relations, love triangle, social differences, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, yale university, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Last Tycoon (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, actor's life, obsession, rise and fall, rise to the top, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, social differences, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: semi serious, talky, clever, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, couple relations, friendship, urban, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, friends, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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30%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.7
 382
Bombay Talkie (1970)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An English novelist travels to Bombay to watch one of her novels translated to film. She chases after the Movie's leading man while the Screenwriter chases after her.
Style: serious, atmospheric, talky, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: culture clash, filmmaking, writer's life, opposites attract, romance, extramarital affair, couple relations, fall in love, infidelity, interracial relations, looking for love, love affair ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, india
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Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, city life, romance, love and romance, urban, society, unfulfillment, couples, human nature, introspection, couple relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, beijing china, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
One from the Heart (1981)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship. Each one of them meets their dream mate, but as bright ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: circus performer, romance, self discovery, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, couples, starting over, looking for love, apocalypse ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: clever, gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, couples, family relations, love triangle, pregnancy, romance, love affair, parents and children, haunted by the past, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
My Life in Idlewild (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend with gangsters who have their eyes on the club while his piano player and partner Percival must choose between his love, Angel or ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, melancholic, surreal ...
Plot: hip hop, nightclub, song and dance, mortician, talking to the dead, gangsters, jazz, crime, love affair, ambition, crimes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Carpetbaggers (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Carpetbaggers is a 1964 American film starring George Peppard as a character based largely on Howard Hughes and Alan Ladd as a former western gunslinger turned actor with the pseudonym Nevada Smith, played the following year in a prequel ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, stylized, cynical
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, filmmaking, friendship, blind ambition, rise and fall, romance, couple relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Age of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: serious, clever, touching, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, infidelity, couples, couple relations, countess, lawyer, marriage, forbidden love, painting, high society, confession ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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27%
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Funny Lady (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: 1930s in New York – The famous singer Fanny Brice has divorced her first husband Nicky Arnstein. During the depression she has trouble finding work as an artist but meets Billy Rose, a newcomer who writes lyrics and owns his own nightclub.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: singer, female protagonist, nightclub, romance, fall in love, actor's life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, human nature, radio show ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
27%
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, judge, romance, love, suicidal, crumbling marriage, obsession, wife, unfulfilled love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An aging actress' husband dies of a heart attack en route to Rome, where they'd planned to holiday. There, she rents an apartment and, through the Contessa, she meets a young man, with whom she begins an affair.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aging, fall in love, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love, impossible love, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, unfulfilled love ...
Place: italy, europe, tennessee, usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Great Expectations (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: artist, romance, destiny, orphan, childhood memory, obsession, social differences, unfulfilled love, fall in love, hopes, childhood, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 18th century, 19th century
Place: florida, usa, new york
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25%
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Oh, My Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Orphaned and homeless Ranbir Raj re-locates to a small town and orders a glass of milk in the RK Bar. He befriends a prostitute by the name of Gulabji, who invites him to spend the night with her, and when he refuses, she re-directs him to Lillian ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: romance, prostitute, friendship, couple relations, small town, fall in love, bollywood, village, love and romance, couples, idealism, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Days of Heaven (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, farm, impossible love, love and romance, harvest, field, farmer, poverty, marriage, jealous husband, class differences, rich and poor ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: texas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: dancing, great depression, contests and competitions, down on your luck, social decay, society, life is a bitch, ambition, crimes, disorder, depression, dance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, santa monica california, california, minneapolis minnesota, pacific ocean ...
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24%
A Price Above Rubies (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, talky, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, self discovery, couples, introspection, couple relations, interracial relations, love affair, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, society, marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, israel, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, clever, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, countryside, love affair, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, obsession, betrayal, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 44K
Last Night (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Style: emotional, romantic, melancholic, sexy, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, temptation, lovers reunited, cheating wife, couple relations, love and romance, trust, marriage, moral dilemma, family problems, old love, ex couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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