Movies like Personal Velocity

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Personal Velocity (2002)
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Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, talky, intense, stylized, gloomy, visually appealing ...
Plot: domestic violence, starting over, family relations, hitchhiker, parents and children, love affair, human nature, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, self discovery, destructive relationship, pregnancy, male female relationship, infidelity, abusive husband, character study, adolescence, mother son relationship, youth, love and romance, society, strong female presence, homeless, career woman ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, india, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, haiti, harvard university ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, talky and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, love and romance, family relations, relationships, mentor, couples and depression mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Personal Velocity: Gas, Food Lodging (1992), The Mother (2003), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), Starting Out in the Evening (2007), We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, waitress, mother daughter relationship, desert, single mother, bittersweet, map, couples, social relations, family relations, satellite ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
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The Mother (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter.
Style: erotic, touching, psychological, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, love affair, infidelity, age difference, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, death in the family, human nature, life is a bitch, golden years ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: emotional, touching, sweet, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: age difference, self discovery, family life, love affair, love and romance, starting over, marriage, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, neighbor, depression ...
Time: 70s, 80s, contemporary, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: sincere, touching, meditative, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: couples, family relations, love affair, obsession, life turned upside down, romance, couple relations, parents and children, breakup, hopes, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1951
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, aging, starting over, writer's life, love and romance, graduation, couples, friendship, hopes, artists and showbiz, human nature, student ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california ...
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We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
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: touching, psychological, sincere, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, marriage, friendship, betrayal, forbidden love, family problems, love affair, adultery, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Loverboy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A neglected daughter becomes a possessive mother in an emotional journey into the heart and mind of a woman who loved too much.
Style: psychological, sentimental, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, parents and children, family problems, family relations, teenage life, life is a bitch, single parent, babies and infants, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, realistic, emotional, light, talky ...
Plot: love and romance, self discovery, infidelity, love affair, introspection, jewelry, orthodox jew, women, stereotypes, job, loneliness, performer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, israel, manhattan new york city ...
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60%
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Julie Johnson (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A New Jersey housewife is dissatisfied with her everyday life because she is smarter than she or anyone else knows. While taking a computer class, Julie discovers her abilities and finds the courage to make dramatic life changes. This is a story of ...
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, clever, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, follow your dream, lifestyle, forbidden love, couples, love and romance, human nature, feminism, parents and children, road not taken, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, touching, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, false accusation, redemption, love affair, human nature, life is a bitch, dishonesty, understanding, couples, family relations, parents and children, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, spring break, shoplifting, bittersweet, starting over, society, romance, hopes, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
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Heights (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that ...
Style: realistic, serious, non-linear, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, gay, city life, introspection, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, actor's life, love and romance, family relations, wedding, existentialism, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, czech republic, slovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Prince of Tides (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, american football, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, domestic violence, therapy, family relations, poet, football, haunted by the past, self discovery, island ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, southern usa, south carolina
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 6.8
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Heavy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Angel Eyes (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
Plot: wedding, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, favoritism among siblings, wedding preparations and rituals, addiction, family problems, family gatherings, haunted by the past, human nature, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, touching, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: male female relationship, friendship, infidelity, love triangle, lovers reunited, one night stand, adultery, family problems, couples, love affair, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, new york, california, manhattan new york city
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53%
 6.7
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Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, romance, fall in love, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, gas station, sexuality, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
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53%
Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, last wish, parents and children, husband wife relationship, coming of age, unfulfillment, starting over, dealing with death, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
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53%
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XX/XY (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of ...
Style: psychological, humorous, touching, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: threesome, infidelity, sex, friendship, college, love triangle, couple relations, haunted by the past, buddies, love and romance, passion, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, london, europe, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.4
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Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, romantic, thought provoking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, depression, couple relations, marital problem, crumbling marriage, strong sexual content, dysfunctional family, nurse, romance, up and down relationship, introspection, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, florida, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Little Children (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.
Style: sexual, sincere, thought provoking, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, strong sexual content, extramarital affair, sexual pleasure, housewife, suburbs, love affair, cheating wife, parenthood, castration, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, california
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52%
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Mother and Child (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The lives of three women have a commonality: adoption. Karen is a physical therapist who regrets that, as a teenager, she gave up her daughter for adoption. Elizabeth was an adopted child and is now a successful lawyer, but her personal life lacks ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, talky, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adoption, family relations, mother daughter relationship, estrangement, parents and children, hopes, teenage mother, lawyer, pregnancy, african american, women, motherhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1973
Place: los angeles
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Behind the Red Door (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in New York and New England (but filmed in Newfoundland), Behind the Red Door stars Kyra Sedgwick as Manhattan-based photographer Natalie Haddad, who enjoys success with her strangely gloomy and foreboding camerawork. When her agent and best ...
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, self discovery, estrangement, love and romance, haunted by the past, terminal illness, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, homosexual, death of father, aids ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
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The Woodsman (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A paedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.
Style: disturbing, harsh, rough, sincere, intense ...
Plot: pedophilia, friendship, starting over, ex convict, factory worker, suspicion, sex maniac, police officer, anger, warden, rejection, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, secret love, parents and children, fighting illness, introspection, unfulfillment, health situation, family relations, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Oh in Ohio (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Priscilla and Jack appear to be the perfect couple, but they have a secret: She is sexually frustrated. They separate in the hope of resolving the situation. While Jack moves into a bachelor pad and begins an affair with a student, Priscilla ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: adultery, orgasm, sexual dysfunction, infidelity, love triangle, depression, high school, romance, couples, family problems, sexual relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
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51%
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, depressing, intense ...
Plot: lgbt, love triangle, aids, gay, self discovery, romance, hopes, gay relationship, loneliness, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnancy ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1967
Place: ohio, new york, usa, phoenix arizona, woodstock ...
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51%
Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.
Style: emotional, humorous, touching, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, jewish, love affair, self discovery, love triangle, human nature, haunted by the past, dark humor, world war two, survivor, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%