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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: serious, emotional, realistic, witty, psychedelic, cult film
Plot: infidelity, midlife crisis, divorce, socialite, mistreatment, romance, impossible love, love and romance, mental illness, destructive relationship, suburbs, love affair, family problems, social differences, society, couples, young lovers, charity, curses spells and rituals, suburban life, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, thirtysomething life, love, sexuality ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, 1960s
Place: usa, california, san francisco, america, tijuana mexico, 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 sexy films with plots about couples, infidelity, husband wife relationship, couple relations, love and romance, extramarital affair 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), She's So Lovely (1997). 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: serious, emotional, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Plot: mental illness, infidelity, military base, military life, couples, dysfunctional marriage, romance, family problems, couple relations, love affair, adultery, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, california
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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, serious, bleak, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: family problems, under the surface, suburbs, housewife, cold relationship, dysfunctional family, couple relations, jealousy, abortion, destiny, adultery, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1955, 1940s ...
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, new york, california
⇓ 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: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, love triangle, starting over, breakup, dysfunctional family, working class, love affair, romance, family problems, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ 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: contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: british colonial, self discovery, interracial relations, extramarital affair, bbc, love affair, social differences, introspection, love and romance, romance, society, opposites attract ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, kashmir
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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, romance, love triangle, destructive relationship, couple relations, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, family problems, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, judge, forbidden love, unfulfilled love, romance, family problems, crumbling marriage, hidden identity, love and romance, destructive relationship, love ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, dull life, temptation, small town, suburban life, dishonesty, lifestyle, lie, infidelity, store, marriage, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, mental breakdown, suburbs, domestic violence, housewife, infidelity, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couples, treatment, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: touching, psychological, contemplative, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, cheating wife, marriage, friendship, betrayal, adultery, forbidden love, love affair, family problems, society, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: adultery, love triangle, infidelity, love affair, photographer, marriage, obsession, depression, sexual attraction, secret love, complex characters, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.5
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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, strong sexual content, infidelity, extramarital affair, sexual pleasure, housewife, suburbs, love affair, unfaithful wife, parenthood, castration, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, california
⇓ 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, feel good, uplifting, heartbreaking, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, impossible love, housewife, adultery, middle aged, lovers, fall in love, photographer, midlife crisis, choice, letter, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1965, 1960s ...
Place: iowa, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, society, love affair, obsession, millionaire, wealth, couples, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, post world war one, 70s
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: politics, opposites attract, love and romance, couples, mccarthyism, romance, naval officer, radical, young lovers, couple relations, communist, adultery ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, suspense ...
Plot: satire, fashion, abortion, model, infidelity, extramarital affair, advertising executive, love triangle, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, serious ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, couple relations, unfaithful wife, love and romance, marriage, adultery, cheating wife, doctor, couples, cholera, redemption ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, obsession, infidelity, lifestyle, love triangle, love affair, haunted by the past, social differences, unfulfilled love, society, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, oxford university, yale university, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.4
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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, sexual, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, car accident, road accident, destiny, romance, introspection, destructive relationship, self discovery, couples, family problems, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, canada, vancouver, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 6.2
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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: emotional, captivating, sentimental, intense, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, romance, family relations, dull life, fall in love, family drama, destiny, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, romance, life turned upside down, breakup, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1951
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, parents and children, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, contemplative, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, coming of age, love affair, hippie, family relations, summer vacation, bittersweet, adultery, couples, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: new york, usa, new york state, woodstock, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: psychological, offbeat, biting, tense, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, midlife crisis, advertising executive, car accident, friendship, destructive relationship, self discovery, feminism, couples, family problems, estrangement, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: witty, melancholic, sexy, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, pimp, prostitution, love affair, family problems, seduction, sex, rejection, vandalism, money problems, women, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, santa monica california, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, romance, society, fall in love, parents and children, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, london, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, lovers reunited, infidelity, love triangle, one night stand, adultery, couple relations, love affair, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: sincere, emotional, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, family relations, love affair, romance, crumbling marriage, family problems, love and romance, couples, estrangement, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: stylized, sentimental, bad ending, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: high society, loneliness, millionaire, love and romance, obsession, love triangle, destructive relationship, obsessive love, american dream, social differences, unfulfilled love, party ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, long island, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: touching, sentimental, disturbing, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, photographer, love and romance, social differences, parents and children, society, art, dysfunctional family, wedding, family relations, bohemian, protege ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, traffic jam, pregnancy, depression, obsession, romance, couple relations, family problems, couples, power relations, bittersweet, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal, canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%