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Petulia (1968)
 6.9
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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, cult film
Plot: midlife crisis, divorce, socialite, infidelity, doctor, hospital, domestic violence, surgeon, rich woman, car accident, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, flashback, marriage, unhappiness, unhappy marriage, doomed romance, restlessness, mistreatment, relationships, mental disorder, age difference, girl, older man younger woman relationship, affair ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, 1960s
Place: usa, california, san francisco, america, tijuana mexico, mexico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and sexy films with plots about infidelity, couples, love and romance, couple relations, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship and adultery mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Petulia: Blue Sky (1994), Revolutionary Road (2008), Twice in a Lifetime (1985), Heat and Dust (1983), The Deep Blue Sea (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
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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: melancholic, light, sexy, serious, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, infidelity, couples, adultery, love, dysfunctional marriage, military life, character study, secrets, couple relations, family problems, romance ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: alabama, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, heartbreaking, depressing, bleak, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, abortion, infidelity, destiny, death of wife, family problems, under the surface, dysfunctional family, mental illness, housewife, deadend life, marriage ...
Time: 50s, year 1955, 1940s, 20th century, year 1948
Place: connecticut, california, usa, paris france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, breakup, working class, dysfunctional family, romance, love affair, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington state, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: love triangle, colonialism, bbc, prince, scandal, orgasm, flashback, breaking the fourth wall, post colonialism, extramarital affair, interracial relations, self discovery ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, kashmir
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: romantic, sexy, emotional, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, love, love affair, judge, romance, unfulfilled love, extramarital affair, suicide attempt, love and romance, crumbling marriage, hidden identity ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1920s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: emotional, stylized, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, cheating wife, friendship, extramarital affair, betrayal, cheating, cheating on husband, forbidden love, character study, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: melancholic, serious, psychological, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, mental institution, dysfunctional family, mental illness, crumbling marriage, romance, love triangle, destructive relationship, couple relations, family problems, love and romance, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.4
 45K
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, dark, realistic, disturbing, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, small town, dull life, mental illness, extramarital affair, infidelity, temptation, suicide, dysfunctional marriage, depression, adultery, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, california, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 7.5
 111K
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, sexy, sincere, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, adultery, housewife, sexual pleasure, love affair, extramarital affair, strong sexual content, cheating wife, small town, dysfunctional family, castration, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: romantic, heartbreaking, feel good, sad, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, adultery, impossible love, housewife, photographer, love story, love, romance, middle aged, lovers, fall in love, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, post world war two, year 1965, year 1987 ...
Place: iowa, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.2
 217K
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, cynical, erotic, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, love triangle, love affair, stripper, betrayal, love, photographer, love at first sight, depression, romance, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, new york, manhattan new york city, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: cerebral, art house, thought provoking, sexy, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, marriage, love, working class, psychology, husband wife relationship, construction worker, mental disorder, mental breakdown, domestic violence, dysfunctional family, women ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.3
 8K
Intersection (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
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, touching, feel good, twists and turns, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, natural disaster, romance, destiny, love, hospital, architect, marriage, road accident, family, existentialism, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, vancouver, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, stylized, serious, sexy, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, fall in love, society, love affair, love triangle, obsession, betrayal, romance, bittersweet, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, post world war one, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.0
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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: sexy, clever, witty, cynical, biting ...
Plot: social climber, satire, fashion, model, infidelity, love triangle, writers, greed, sexuality, marriage, homosexuality, hotel ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s
Place: paris france, england, london, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: touching, emotional, scenic, captivating, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, loveless marriage, couple relations, cheating wife, love and romance, adultery, marriage, couples, epidemic, cholera, doctor, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 50s
Place: china, london, england, shanghai, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: semi autobiographical, suspense, realistic, serious, biting ...
Plot: advertising executive, midlife crisis, extramarital affair, time travel, car accident, infidelity, manipulation, love and romance, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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, intense, sexy, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, dull life, family relations, romance, fall in love, destiny, adultery, love, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, england, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: sexy, touching, romantic, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, bittersweet, adultery, coming of age, hippie, summer vacation, nudity (full frontal - brief), erotica, family relations, love affair, oral sex ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: california, new york, usa, woodstock, new york state
⇓ 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: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: politics, love, naval officer, mccarthyism, romance, love and romance, couples, adultery, friendship, love story, opposites attract, interracial romance ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1944, year 1933 ...
Place: new york, usa, california, malibu california, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, sentimental, captivating, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: tragic love, obsession, infidelity, lifestyle, love triangle, love affair, society, unfulfilled love, social differences, haunted by the past, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, yale university, oxford university, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, family relations, love affair, infidelity, betrayal, couples, sister sister relationship, pregnancy, fall in love, society, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: psychological, meditative, surreal, sincere, touching ...
Plot: obsession, couples, adultery, suicide attempt, loneliness, philosophy, family relations, love affair, romance, life turned upside down, hopes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1951
Place: new york, paris france, usa, connecticut, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspense, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, love affair, deception, marriage for money, greed, romance, dishonesty, society, family problems, couples ...
Time: edwardian era, victorian era, 19th century, 20th century
Place: italy, england, london, rome italy, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, melancholic, light, intense, touching ...
Plot: male female relationship, infidelity, love triangle, one night stand, friendship, lovers reunited, adultery, adaptation, justice, love affair, couple relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, new york, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: witty, melancholic, touching, clever, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sex, infidelity, prostitution, seduction, women, pimp, love affair, writers, family problems, male escort, open marriage, adultery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, pasadena california, santa monica california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, erotic ...
Plot: sex with stepmother, love affair, love triangle, infidelity, family relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, estrangement, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, romantic, philosophical ...
Plot: sex, infidelity, female nudity, love, love triangle, waitress, adultery, voyeurism, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual promiscuity, menage a trois, friendship ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: central europe, czechoslovakia, geneva switzerland, california, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.4
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Heartbeat (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The mistress (Catherine Deneuve) of a wealthy man misses material comforts when she leaves him for a younger lover.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, seduction, older man young girl relationship, wealth, mistress, social differences, lovers reunited, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.0
 4K
Afterglow (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A handyman with marital problems meets a housewife with the same.
Style: sexy, talky, clever, visually appealing, twists and turns ...
Plot: depression, infidelity, polyamory, obsession, romance, older woman younger man relationship, loneliness, sarcasm, marriage, adultery, runaway, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%