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Petulia (1968)
 7.1
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, witty, psychedelic
Plot: infidelity, midlife crisis, divorce, socialite, mistreatment, impossible love, love and romance, mental illness, destructive relationship, love affair, family problems, social differences, society, couples, young lovers, charity, curses spells and rituals, suburban life, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, thirtysomething life, romance, suburbs, love, sexuality ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: san francisco, california, usa, america, mexico, tijuana mexico

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Most similar movies to Petulia

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and talky films with plots about couples, infidelity, love and romance, adultery, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Petulia: Blue Sky (1994), Twice in a Lifetime (1985), Revolutionary Road (2008), The Deep Blue Sea (2011), Heat and Dust (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Plot: mental illness, infidelity, military base, military life, couples, dysfunctional marriage, family problems, romance, couple relations, love affair, adultery, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, california
⇓ 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: sentimental, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, infidelity, working class, dysfunctional family, romance, love affair, couple relations, family gatherings, hopes, breakup ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: bad ending, serious, depressing, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, under the surface, couple relations, jealousy, abortion, destiny, housewife, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, adultery, self fulfillment ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1955, 1940s
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, realistic, psychological, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, forbidden love, destructive relationship, judge, romance, hidden identity, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, love, couple relations ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Heat and Dust (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The parallel story of Anne and her grand-aunt Olivia in their experiences in India
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, extramarital affair, couples, couple relations, romance, love affair, hopes, love and romance, interracial relations, opposites attract, introspection, society ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: serious, psychological, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: obsession, mental institution, mental illness, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, couple relations, romance, love triangle, dysfunctional family, love and romance, infidelity, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, tense, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, housewife, domestic violence, mental breakdown, dysfunctional family, family problems, misfit, treatment, nervous breakdown, couple relations, family in crisis, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.2
 192K
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: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, divorce, love affair, marriage, photographer, obsession, depression, passionate interest, love at first sight, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 7.5
 101K
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, sincere, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: strong sexual content, adultery, infidelity, housewife, sexual pleasure, pedophilia, parenthood, small town, love affair, extramarital affair, dysfunctional family, castration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, realistic, stylized, talky, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, heavy rain, road accident, car accident, destiny, romance, journalism, betrayal, love and romance, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, vancouver, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.1
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Darling (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.
Style: cynical, witty, clever, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: fashion, model, infidelity, abortion, advertising executive, extramarital affair, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, couple relations, rich and poor, rise to the top, romance ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s
Place: england, london, europe, italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, fall in love, love triangle, society, obsession, love affair, millionaire, wealth, couples, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: touching, clever, witty, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, rejection, vandalism, prostitute, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, romance, crumbling marriage, love and romance, writer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: santa monica california, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.4
 42K
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: sincere, realistic, humorous, semi serious, depressing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dull life, store, small town, temptation, infidelity, dream, marriage, older woman younger man relationship, mental illness, suicide, love affair, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: friendship, lovers reunited, love triangle, infidelity, male female relationship, love affair, couple relations, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, sincere, serious, clever, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, adultery, marriage, friendship, college, betrayal, couples, society, friends, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: politics, opposites attract, mccarthyism, couples, couple relations, love and romance, romance, radical, hollywood, love, communist, naval officer ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, new york, california, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, sexy, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, coming of age, first kiss, hippie, mother daughter relationship, couples, family relations, youth, family problems, dishonesty, romance ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: new york, woodstock, usa, new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, crumbling marriage, marriage, doctor, couples, redemption, epidemic, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
 2K
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: emotional, captivating, sentimental, intense, serious ...
Plot: family problems, forbidden love, romance, fall in love, family relations, dull life, love triangle, infidelity, family drama, destiny, couple relations, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.5
 16K
Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, love affair, infidelity, social differences, romance, couples, society, prejudice, drug abuse, addiction, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: obsession, life turned upside down, family relations, couple relations, unfulfillment, disintegration, couples, postmodernism, breakup, love affair, crumbling marriage, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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, realistic, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, traffic jam, pregnancy, depression, obsession, romance, couples, love affair, love and romance, doctors and patients, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 6.0
 2K
Guinevere (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous, touching ...
Plot: photographer, dysfunctional family, protege, bohemian, older man younger woman relationship, romance, coming of age, fall in love, couple relations, hopes, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.6
 8K
5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: divorce, rape, infidelity, sex, family life, up and down relationship, romance, family problems, introspection, couples, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: uplifting, feel good, romantic, heartbreaking, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, adultery, impossible love, housewife, lovers, photographer, fall in love, letter, romance, midlife crisis, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1987, year 1965, 1960s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.2
 168
Cactus (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman who injured her eyes in car accident and a young blind man fall for each other.
Style: touching, serious, psychological, emotional, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, mysterious character, suburban life, opposites attract, danger, lifestyle, starting over, disability, family relations, human spirit, suburbs, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: stylized, captivating, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: tragic love, infidelity, obsession, love affair, society, lifestyle, social differences, haunted by the past, dishonesty, couples, love triangle, romance ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, oxford university, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: tense, serious, psychological, biting, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, advertising executive, car accident, manipulations, couples, family problems, dishonesty, friendship, self discovery, estrangement, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, human nature, love affair, love and romance, nightlife, unsupportive spouse, unfulfillment, couples, lifestyle, husband wife relationship, jealousy ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%