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Petulia (1968)
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Petulia (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor.
Style: emotional, serious, witty, realistic, psychedelic
Plot: socialite, divorce, infidelity, midlife crisis, young lovers, crumbling marriage, romance, destructive relationship, suburbs, impossible love, love affair, suburban life, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples, social differences, curses spells and rituals, mental illness, thirtysomething life, family problems, charity, doomed romance, rich woman, unhappiness ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, tijuana mexico, mexico, america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and emotional films with plots about infidelity, couples, love and romance, husband wife relationship, adultery, couple relations and extramarital affair mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Petulia: Intersection (1994), Blue Sky (1994), Heat and Dust (1983), A Woman Under the Influence (1974), The Deep Blue Sea (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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95%
 6.4
 6K
Blue Sky (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: mental illness, infidelity, dysfunctional marriage, military base, military life, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, nuclear missile, nymphomaniac, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Heat and Dust (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The parallel story of Anne and her grand-aunt Olivia in their experiences in India
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: extramarital affair, self discovery, interracial relations, love and romance, romance, couples, opposites attract, introspection, couple relations, love affair, social differences, hopes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Mabel, a mother and wife, is on the brink of insanity as her blue-collar husband Nick attempts to understand her plight.
Style: bleak, talky, emotional, tense, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, mental breakdown, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, housewife, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, suburbs, misfit, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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 ⇓
90%
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 ⇓
86%
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 ⇓
81%
Revolutionary Road (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Style: serious, depressing, heartbreaking, bad ending, bleak ...
Plot: under the surface, couple relations, family problems, destiny, adultery, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, abortion, jealousy, death of wife, relationships ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s, year 1955
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Moment by Moment (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It tells the story of a romance between a young drifter named Strip Harrison (John Travolta) and an older wealthy woman, Trish Rawlings (Lily Tomlin).
Style: sentimental, serious, talky, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: beach, infidelity, stalking, unsupportive spouse, romance, crumbling marriage, suburbs, love affair, midlife crisis, suburban life, twentysomething life, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.3
 185K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, passionate interest, divorce, marriage, obsession, love at first sight, depression, romance, photographer, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
A Walk on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.
Style: touching, serious, sexy, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, first kiss, mother daughter relationship, adultery, coming of age, hippie, parents and children, romance, puberty, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: new york, woodstock, usa, new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Little Children (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 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, psychological, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, strong sexual content, adultery, small town, under the surface, housewife, love affair, parenthood, extramarital affair, masturbation, castration, american football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Friends with Money (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, money, marriage, fashion, divorce, maid, designer, love and romance, couples, power relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Arrangement (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Eddie is a very rich man who has everything he wants; money, family, success. But a car crash is all that needs to make him reconsider the life he leads. Searching for the happiness he lost, he remembers his one time lover, Gwen. Meanwhile his wife ...
Style: serious, tense, biting, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: car accident, advertising executive, midlife crisis, infidelity, crumbling marriage, manipulations, self discovery, destructive relationship, estrangement, unfulfillment, couples, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Ethan Frome (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, destiny, forbidden love, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, social differences, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: impossible love, love affair, photographer, housewife, lovers, adultery, fall in love, dishonesty, middle aged, bridge, love letter, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1965, year 1987
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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 ⇓
63%
 6.1
 3K
Afterglow (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A handyman with marital problems meets a housewife with the same.
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, depression, pregnancy, traffic jam, crumbling marriage, romance, unhappy marriage, polyamory, obsession, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The End of the Affair (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his ...
Style: clever, emotional, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, temptation, passion, church, jealousy, strong sexual content, diary, sex, bomb, cheating wife ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 41K
The Good Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.
Style: dark humor, realistic, semi serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, store, dull life, dishonesty, suicide, suburban life, infidelity, temptation, lifestyle, blackmail, dream, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Way We Were (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: politics, hollywood, communist, mccarthyism, opposites attract, romance, radical, unlikely couple, young lovers, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.
Style: clever, touching, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, vandalism, rejection, writer's life, prostitution, fall in love, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: pasadena california, santa monica california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
All Night Long (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Executive George Dupler loses his temper and is demoted to the night manager at a 24 hour drugstore. After he suggests to his teenage son Freddie that he stop having an affair with suburban housewife Cheryl Gibbons, who is a distant cousin, Cheryl ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, love affair, romance, nightlife, love and romance, suburbs, society, couples, unsupportive spouse, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Maria's Lovers (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, small town, love affair, haunted by the past, fall in love, love and romance, couples, soldier, human nature ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: obsession, crumbling marriage, postmodernism, romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, love affair, parents and children, breakup, life turned upside down, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.4
 164K
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: realistic, emotional, talky, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, crumbling marriage, couple relations, nurse, lust, strong sexual content, depression, dysfunctional family, dancing, truck, classroom, bridge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, parents and children, infidelity, romance, marriage crisis, midlife crisis, middle age romance, true love, love affair, love story, love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
She's So Lovely (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and ...
Style: talky, serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, mental institution, pregnancy, romance, suburbs, mentally unstable, mental illness, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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