Movies like Petulia

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Petulia (1968)
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Petulia
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: young lovers, crumbling marriage, romance, midlife crisis, destructive relationship, socialite, divorce, infidelity, 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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A Woman Under the Influence
Drama, Romance
USA
155 min.
 8.2
Nothing But a Man
Drama, Romance
USA
95 min.
 8.1
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and talky films with plots about couples, infidelity, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, couple relations and romance mostly in Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Petulia: Heat and Dust (1983), Twice in a Lifetime (1985), The Good Girl (2002), This Property Is Condemned (1966), The Go-Between (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Heat and Dust
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 111 min.
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The Good Girl
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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, depressing ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, california
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    User:   100%
 
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This Property Is Condemned
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 110 min.
Story: A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main attraction, Alva Starr. Alva and Owen then try to ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous
Audience: date night
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System:   67%
    User:   67%
 
 6.2
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Country: USA
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Plot: infidelity, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, romance, destructive relationship, forbidden love, tragic love, love triangle, love and romance, betrayal, society, unfulfillment ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   59%
 
The Way We Were
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: sentimental, realistic, emotional, serious, romantic ...
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    User:   68%
 
Moment by Moment
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, talky, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
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    User:   52%
 
A Walk on the Moon
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Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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The Dark Side of Tomorrow
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Story: While their husbands are away on a hunting trip, two bored housewives get together to commiserate. One thing leads to another, and they wind up in bed. For one of the women the incident was just a pleasant diversion, but for the other it's ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sexy, erotic
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Time: 70s
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Revolutionary Road
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, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, relationships, loneliness, under the surface, existentialism, unfulfillment, midlife crisis, family problems, destiny, psychology, life philosophy ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s, year 1955
Place: connecticut, usa, california, paris france
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A Woman Under the Influence
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, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, marriage, love, crumbling marriage, suicide attempt, insanity, adultery, working class, visceral, relationships, character study ...
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Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   52%
    User:   59%
 
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Heartbeat
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: serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, tragic love, seduction, lovers reunited, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   55%
 
Little Children
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: psychological, realistic, sexual, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, small town, parenthood, dysfunctional family, sexuality, marriage, pornography, child abuse, drinking, strong sexual content, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
Christmas in August
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a quiet corner of Seoul, Jung-won runs a small photo studio. A humble shack passed down from his widower father, the studio is a space where Jung-won goes about his daily routine of dealing with fussy customers, enlarging photos of class ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, store, single parent, young lovers, crumbling marriage, rehabilitation, couple relations, friendship, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: korea, south korea
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    User:   42%
 
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Gertrud
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Country: Denmark
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Hopeless romantic Gertrud inhabits a turn-of-the-century milieu of artists and musicians, where she pursues an idealized notion of love that will always elude her. She abandons her distinguished husband and embraces an affair with a young concert ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: losing-it hero, mentally unstable, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, sexual relations, tragic love, lovers reunited ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
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A Brief Vacation
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Vittorio De Sica's A Brief Vacation (Una Breva Vacanza) stars Florinda Bolkan as a downtrodden working woman. Forced to support herself, her children, her physically incapacitated husband and her obtrusive brother and mother, Bolkan contracts ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, psychological
Plot: factory, crumbling marriage, human nature, redemption, romance, self discovery, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, parents and children, fish out of water ...
Time: 70s
Place: milan italy, italy
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System:   47%
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Out of Order
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: I suppose this is the story of the beauty and brutality of a long-term marriage as seen through the eyes of a writer who aspires to make art, but makes his living writing popcorn movies. Someone who wants to be a good man, but finds himself ...
Style: semi serious, clever, dark humor, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hollywood, unlikely couple, suburbs, writer's life, crumbling marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, sexual relations, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, hungary
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System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
A Place for Lovers
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Globe-trotting clothes-horse Faye Dunaway, who's harboring a secret, embarks on a 10-day fling with Marcello Mastroianni in Italy. This 1968 film was directed by Vittorio De Sica.
Style: serious, emotional, sexual, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: losing-it hero, romance, unlikely couple, airport, womanizer, young lovers, destructive relationship, forbidden love, terminal illness, alcohol abuse, midlife crisis, fashion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, venice, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   46%
 
The Arrangement
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, realistic, biting, offbeat ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, manipulations, self discovery, midlife crisis, destructive relationship, estrangement, car accident, advertising executive, unfulfillment, infidelity, couples, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
Anna Karenina
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, romance, infidelity, love, literature, death, adaptation, crumbling marriage, beautiful scenery, love story, couple relations, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
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System:   43%
    User:   35%
 

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The Great Gatsby
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.
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The Age of Innocence
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, period piece, divorce, marriage, infidelity, unfulfilled love, adaptation, fall in love, beautiful scenery, obsession, literature ...
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System:   41%
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