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Before the Revolution (1964)
 7.0
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Before the Revolution (1964)
Original name: Prima della rivoluzione
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The study of a youth on the edge of adulthood and his aunt, ten years older. Fabrizio is passionate, idealistic, influenced by Cesare, a teacher and Marxist, engaged to the lovely but bourgeois Clelia, and stung by the drowning of his mercurial friend Agostino, a possible suicide. Gina is herself a bundle of nervous energy, alternately sweet, seductive, poetic, distracted, and unhinged. They begin a love affair after Agostino's funeral, then Gina confuses Fabrizio by sleeping with a stranger. Their visits to Cesare and then to Puck, one of Gina's older friends, a landowner losing his land, dramatize contrasting images of Italy's future. Their own futures are bleak.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, serious, realistic, experimental, contemplative
Plot: communism, youth, forbidden love, romance, family relations, love and romance, self discovery, rebellion, hopes, love affair, moral dilemma, society, rebelliousness, introspection, coming of age, idealism, anti capitalism, unfulfillment, incest, wedding, suicide, mental illness, bicycle, photograph, lust ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, love affair, youth, family relations and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Before the Revolution: Love Unto Death (1984), The Anonymous Venetian (1970), American Wake (2004), Light in the Piazza (1962), Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Love Unto Death (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Elisabeth and Simon have been deeply in love for two months when Simon momentarily dies, but comes back to life. Simon does not want any further medical tests, but the couple are forced to grapple with the possibility of his death. They eventually ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, emotional, thought provoking, surreal ...
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, dealing with death, romance, tragic love, introspection, unfulfillment, death of loved one, resurrection, back from the dead, near death experience, death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Anonymous Venetian (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Without mentioning the reason, Venetian musician Enrico invites his ex-wife Valeria to visit him, and her heart is broken again during their last days together.
Style: contemplative, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, unfulfillment, concentration camp, friends, couple relations, tunnel, estrangement, midlife crisis, love affair, cloning, tragic love, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
American Wake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A musician and a fireman work against certain expectations in order to pursue their respective dreams.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: forbidden love, self discovery, love affair, moral dilemma, human nature, family relations, hopes, musician's life, love and romance, romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Light in the Piazza (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young American woman traveling in Italy with her mother is slender, blonde, beautiful and there is something charmingly naive about her. Fabrizio Naccarelli seems to always know where the mother and daughter will sightsee next. Signor Naccarelli ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: disability, youth, romance, mentally challenged, love and romance, family problems, family relations, couples, fall in love, parents and children, bittersweet, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, florence, europe, rome italy, florence italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, bittersweet, love and romance, couples, family relations, wedding, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.8
 8K
The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, non-linear
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, love triangle, family relations, society, love affair, fall in love, young lovers, youth, romance, diary, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 60s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
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The Painting (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, romantic, touching
Plot: political unrest, rebelliousness, love affair, interracial relations, human spirit, hopes, military, society, love and romance, self discovery, racism, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Regular Lovers (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 183 min.
Story: 1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. Fran├žois is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail at the police. He smokes opium and talks about ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: idealism, revolution, politics, love triangle, love affair, hopes, twins, injustice, political corruption, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1969, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 5.7
 810
The Big Dream (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Italian Revolution, 1968. Police officer, Nicolas, wants to become an actor. He goes out in plain clothes and meets Laura who is among students against the government, Vietnam War and who seek sexual freedom. One day, his identity gets exposed and ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: politics, rebelliousness, against the rules, state affairs, love and romance, follow your dream, secret movement, love triangle, youth, hopes, rebellion, student life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 109K
The Dreamers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: incest, sexuality, strong sexual content, male nudity, desire, friends, sexual attraction, sexual relations, rebelliousness, rebellion, protest, lovers ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Girl with Green Eyes (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional, touching
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Time: 60s
Place: ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Girlfriend Boyfriend (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mabel, Liam and Aaron have been friends since childhood. Their bonds of friendship are tested when, years later, they realize their friendship is the only reason they have made it through emotional hardships and extreme tragedies.
Style: emotional, semi serious, sincere, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: love triangle, rebelliousness, friendship, love affair, rebellion, romance, love and romance, idealism, couples, youth, follow your dream, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 11K
Norwegian Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in the 1960's, high school student Toru Watanabe loses his only friend Kizuki after he commits suicide. Toru, now looking for a new life, enters a university in Tokyo. By chance, Toru meets Kizuki's ex-girlfriend Naoko in the ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, enigmatic, artsy, gloomy ...
Plot: suicide, teenager, young man, love triangle, young lovers, introspection, haunted by the past, self discovery, love and romance, love affair, reading, first sexual experience ...
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Place: asia, kyoto japan, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 432
Shelter Me (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: sincere, sentimental, psychological, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 60
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, contemplative, thought provoking, serious ...
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Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 544
The Bridge (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: fall in love, infidelity, forbidden love, parents and children, couples, family problems, dull life, love affair, couple relations, love triangle, looking for love, midlife crisis ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 485
The Voyage (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in ...
Style: sentimental, gloomy, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
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Style: romantic, emotional, sweet, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
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Place: italy, europe, new york, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Love is the Word (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, first love, teenager, love and romance, family relations, youth, hopes, parents and children, village, leukemia, teenage love, underage drinking ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, social differences, fall in love, youth, unfulfilled love, love and romance, revolution, society, romance, true love, village ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, contemplative, sincere, clever, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 9K
M. Butterfly (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, enigmatic, sexy ...
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Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, france, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Kung-Fu Master (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Veteran French director Agnes Varda's Le Petit Amour is based on a short story by actress/songstress Jane Birkin. Birkin herself plays the main character, a loving but lonely 40-year-old divorcee. Her life is brightened a bit by the presence of ...
Style: touching, gloomy, sexual, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, older woman younger man relationship, unfulfilled love, couple relations, teenage life, couples, family relations, unfulfillment, love affair, fall in love, looking for love, martial arts ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 359
Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: introspection, self discovery, haunted by the past, against the rules, family relations, rebellion, love and romance, youth, forbidden love, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Star Maker (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The adventures and deceptions of a photographer who travels through the small villages of Sicily pretending that he is working for the big film studios in Rome.
Style: sentimental, sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, love and romance, romance, hidden identity, self discovery, disorder, hopes, small town, cons and scams, on the road, village, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, madrid, palermo italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Therese and Isabelle (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, France, West Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), boarding school, self discovery, youth, sexual content, friendship, love affair, unfulfilled love, sexual relations, teenage love, coming of age, best friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 3K
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Greece, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Walter Faber has survived a crash with an airplane. His next trip is by ship. On board this ship he meets the enchanting Sabeth and they have a passionate love affair. Together they travel to her home in Greece, but the rational Faber doesn't ...
Style: emotional, touching, bleak, sincere, atmospheric ...
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: greece, europe, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Love on a Pillow (1962)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young girl rescues a man from a suicide attempt. He turns out to be a sociopath, who begins to take over her life, abusing her both verbally and emotionally, yet she can't seem to tear herself away from him.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, destructive relationship, romance, unfulfillment, small town, sexual relations, love triangle, hotel, unsupportive spouse, jazz, pain, performer's life ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, paris france, italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 1K
Eva (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Best-selling author Tyvian Jones has a life of leisure in Venice, Italy, until he has a chance encounter with sultry Frenchwoman Eva Olivier. He falls for her instantly, despite already having wedding plans with Francesca Ferrara. Winning Eva's ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), novelist, prostitute, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, obsession, infidelity, sexual relations, destructive relationship, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: venice, italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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