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Plenty (1985)
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Plenty (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.
Style: psychological, tense, thought provoking, clever, gloomy, serious, realistic, bloody, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: french resistance, soldier, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes, family problems, society, haunted by the past, introspection, wartime life, crumbling marriage, innocence lost, homecoming, memory, mental illness, world war two, spy, party, death, post war, female protagonist, diplomat, resistance, funeral, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 40s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, france, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and psychological films with plots about life is a bitch, couples, catastrophe, introspection, culture clash, storytelling and mentor mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Plenty: Jacknife (1989), One True Thing (1998), Sophie's Choice (1982), The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979), Ironweed (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, love and romance, siblings relations, haunted by the past, homecoming, human nature, life is a bitch, loneliness, prom, unlikely friendships, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
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One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, death of parent, cancer, tragedy, small town, family drama, family, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, concentration camp, nazis, post war, mental illness, haunted by the past, love and romance, wartime life, tragedy, male female relationship, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, post war, marriage, couples, lovers reunited, romance, rise to the top, battle of the sexes, human nature, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1946, year 1954 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 6.7
 8K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, life is a bitch, rich and poor, parents and children, best friends, human nature, buddies, twists & turns, friends ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Capturing Mary (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man ushers an older woman into a dark exploration of her past - back to the time when, as a young girl, she met a stranger who affected her life forever.
Style: sincere, psychological, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, elderly, estate, haunted by the past, golden years, introspection, social relations, memories, love and romance, society, youth, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 50s, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: stylized, serious, emotional, inspirational, captivating ...
Plot: small town, family problems, society, americana, religion, child's point of view, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adaptation, bdsm, evangelist, singer ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.5
 118K
The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France, Canada, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, captivating, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: depression, suicide, drowning, writer's life, housewife, aids, mental illness, terminal illness, letter, human nature, introspection, suicidal ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 20s ...
Place: england, usa, london, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, serious ...
Plot: soldier, politics, friends, battles, state affairs, cons and scams, friendship, military, society, rebellion, political corruption, homecoming ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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In Our Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Suzy's a British soldier, born and bred, but fitting back into civilian life after fighting in Iraq isn't easy. Haunted by the responsibility she feels for the death of an Iraqi child, she becomes obsessed with the safety of her own ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, british, military, family problems, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, introspection, life is a bitch, family relations, obsession, homecoming, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Dead (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA, West Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An all-Irish cast (including Donal McCann, Rachael Dowling and Colm Meaney) lends authenticity and gravitas to director John Huston's final film, an elegiac take on a short story by James Joyce (from The Dubliners). After a convivial holiday ...
Style: serious, gloomy, touching, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: haunted by the past, politics, dinner party, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, family in crisis, friends, reunion, self discovery, introspection, love triangle ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.6
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The Dresser (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. ...
Style: talky, realistic, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: friendship, backstage, drunkenness, life is a bitch, couples, overbearing, friends, power relations, actor's life, alcohol abuse, showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, witty ...
Plot: friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, orphan, youth, single parent, love and romance, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, new england, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chamber drama about a widow and her son who live in an antique shop in Boulogne. The widow invites a man whom she loved twenty-two years earlier to visit. Her son is haunted by Muriel, a young woman whose death he may have caused while serving as ...
Style: realistic, offbeat, surreal, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: dealing with death, unfulfillment, road not taken, life is a bitch, mystery, hopes, love and romance, haunted by the past, obsession, tragic love, injustice, introspection ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 98
Here Below (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of a nun who betrayed a network of Resistance fighters after having a passionate but doomed love affair with a priest during the Second World War.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: german occupation, catholic church, nun, impossible love, french resistance, religions or cults, hospital, clergy, wartime life, dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: clever, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, writer's life, hopes, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, infidelity, postmodernism ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 2K
Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, womanizer, lifestyle, introspection, young lovers, opposites attract, couples, family problems, parents and children, romance, society ...
Place: nebraska, europe, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, mental institution, family problems, rehabilitation, drug abuse, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, power relations, family relations, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, pedophile, life is a bitch, family relations, family in crisis, innocence lost, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Margaret's Museum (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In a town where half the men die down the coalpit, Margaret MacNeil is quite happy being single in her small Cape Breton island town. Until she meets Neil Currie, a charming and sincere bagpipe-playing, Gaelic-speaking dishwasher. But no matter what ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, touching ...
Plot: mining, coal mining, bagpipes, dance lesson, against the odds, couples, society, museum, mine, labor union, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
For Colored Girls (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: domestic violence, feminism, love, family problems, society, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, hopes, woman, female protagonist, abortion, poem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Designated Mourner (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack and Judy are husband and wife, and Howard is Judys father. They live in some fictional undemocratic and repressive country, and tell us a story about their lives, mostly from Jack's point of view.
Style: talky, biting, gloomy, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, journalism, survival, society, dealing with death, writer's life, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, politics, poetry, hotel ...
Time: 1900s, future
Place: london, europe, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, wartime life, destiny, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, hopes, soldier, couples, human nature, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Browning Version (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British prep school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The ...
Style: touching, talky, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: boarding school, infidelity, couples, youth, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, love affair, boarding school life, teachers and students, college life, apprentice ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Under the Volcano (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, depressing ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, one day, dysfunctional family, depression, introspection, human nature, estrangement, crumbling marriage, couples, alcoholic, greed, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The study of a marriage. Jo has five children and husband number two when she meets writer Jake Armitage. She leaves this husband to marry Jake, and his career takes off. A few years and at least one child later, Jo is deeply depressed, breaking ...
Style: clever, bleak, emotional, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: marriage, family problems, self discovery, feminism, infidelity, midlife crisis, breakup, couples, dishonesty, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 2K
The Ogre (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very soon he is taken prisoner of war.
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: youth, castle, friendship, redemption, wartime life, friends, confined, hopes, escapades, life is a bitch, palaces castles and temples, danger ...
Time: year 1939, 1940s, 1930s
Place: france, germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, dishonesty, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, couple relations, haunted by the past, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, introspection, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, down on your luck, twentysomething life, social differences, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
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Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: aging, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, crumbling marriage, parents and children, couple relations, writer's life, unfulfillment, human nature, extramarital affair, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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