Movies like The Pumpkin Eater

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The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
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The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 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 down in the middle of Harrods. After psychiatric care and the prospect of a new house in the country, she gets better; then, she is pregnant again, and this time Jake objects. Jo consents to an abortion and sterilization in the belief it will make her marriage happy again, but afterwards she learns ugly truths about Jake.
Style: psychological, touching, clever, bleak, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: marriage, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, infidelity, midlife crisis, mentally unstable, hopes, family problems, couples, dishonesty, breakup, crumbling marriage, strong female presence, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, feminism, party, writers, children, psychiatrist, large family, adultery, abortion, screenwriter ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london

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Most similar movies to The Pumpkin Eater

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and gloomy films with plots about couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, family problems, couple relations, dishonesty and love and romance mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like The Pumpkin Eater: Daybreak (2003), X, Y and Zee (1972), We Won't Grow Old Together (1972), The Happy Ending (1969), Hedda (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: sincere, touching, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, redemption, couples, family relations, love affair, parents and children, couple relations, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
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X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, haunted by the past, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, romance, other woman, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
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We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: sincere, psychological, emotional, talky, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: breakup, dysfunctional marriage, marital problem, love affair, infidelity, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, disintegration ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
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69%
The Happy Ending (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The triumphs and failures of middle age as seen through the eyes of runaway American housewife Mary Wilson (Jean Simmons), a woman who believes that ultimate reality exists above and beyond the routine procedures of conscious, uninspired, everyday ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, couples, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, love and romance, crumbling marriage, impossible love, couple relations, estrangement, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: bahamas, colorado
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69%
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Hedda (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Henrik Ibsen's enduring drama about a Nordic femme fatale - a neurotic, controlling, strong-willed woman who is nonetheless alluring to the males in her town. She is a solitary woman in a society held together by kinship and class. If she had ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, clever, gloomy
Plot: femme fatale, manipulation, feminism, human nature, introspection, crumbling marriage, manipulations, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, strong female presence, family problems ...
Place: europe, norway
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67%
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Late Bloomers (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Late Bloomers stars Isabella Rossellini and William Hurt as a married couple pulled apart by the threat of old age. Each reacts in a different way: Hurt’s distinguished architect chases after his glory days, while Rossellini’s housewife installs ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, psychological, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, family problems, couple relations, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, aging, elderly, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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65%
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Limbo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sonia arrives in Trinidad with her two children to join her husband Jo who is working as an oil engineer. On the surface she lives a life of luxury in a large houses with servants. The days are uneventful and blend together into an everlasting ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: introspection, infidelity, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, social relations, monastery, strong female presence, female director, swimming pool ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: caribbean
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63%
Desperate Characters (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With wit and real wisdom, Desperate Characters brilliantly examines the life of two disillusioned New Yorkers as they struggle to come to grips with the "normal" life with which they can no longer cope. Featuring powerful performances by ...
Style: gloomy, sentimental, touching, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: translator, couple relations, urban, city life, human nature, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couples, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
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61%
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Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: contemplative, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, fall in love, unfulfilled love, introspection, couples, religions or cults, family problems, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong female presence, sexual content, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Existence (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Astitva is a bold film with adultery. An ambitious male chauvinist and his loving wife are happily married but the guy is not able to give time to the family as he want to make it big in life. His work is of paramount importance to him. His work ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: romance, family relations, family problems, breakup, infidelity, dishonesty, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, pregnancy, women's rights, seduction ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Look Back in Anger (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Look Back in Anger is a love triangle involving the brilliant-but-disaffected young Jimmy Porter (Branagh), his upper-middle-class, impassive wife Alison Porter (Thompson), and her aristocratic best friend Helena Charles (Redmond). Cliff (Horan), an ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, bleak, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, family in crisis, couple relations, social differences, down on your luck, life is a bitch, betrayal, unfulfillment, society, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: london, europe, england
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60%
Dancing in the Dark (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "To all outward appearances, Edna Cormick (Martha Henry) is the perfect housewife.... She's married to a man who'll stand up in public and say, "This is my wife," so that there'll be no confusion ...
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, psychological, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, hospital, infidelity, graphic violence, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
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60%
Two Is a Happy Number (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her husband will come back to her. After uncovering disturbing new ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, gloomy, contemplative ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: support group, friendship, starting over, dating, marriage, divorce, infidelity, college, destructive relationship, midlife crisis, singleness, looking for love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Betrayal (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best friend; the entire story is told from the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, unfulfillment, infidelity, dishonesty, betrayal, adultery, danger, rivalry, autobiography, crimes, friends, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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55%
Signs & Wonders (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Under the influence of signs and premonitions, a man allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with his colleague.
Style: emotional, clever, realistic, serious, biting ...
Plot: life turned upside down, love triangle, love affair, introspection, love and romance, betrayal, romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems, couples, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, france, greece, sweden, athens greece ...
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53%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, emotional, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, couple relations, human nature, jealous spouse, lifestyle, dishonesty, imaginary friend, adultery, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
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51%
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July Rhapsody (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lam Yiu Kwok, a Hong Kong secondary school teacher is facing a mid-life crisis. While he has only his pride and Chinese poetry to fall back on, his peers are successful businessmen and professionals who flaunt their extravagant lifestyles at reunion ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: moral dilemma, love affair, love triangle, midlife crisis, tragic love, dishonesty, teachers and students, breakup, family problems, infidelity, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Webdultery (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple in a failing marriage begin to cheat on each other using the power of the internet.
Style: emotional, sexy, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, extramarital affair, cheating wife, couples, unfulfillment, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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46%
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A Doll's House (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his ...
Style: psychological, talky, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: introspection, working class, social differences, couples, family problems, gender, society, unfulfillment, human nature, loneliness, feminism, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century
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45%
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Heaven's Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two couples, old friends, end up in a heated debate over adultery at a dinner party.
Style: contemplative, psychological, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, best friends, couples, estrangement, family problems, anniversary, introspection, couple relations, society, unfulfillment, dinner ...
Place: sweden, denmark, eastern europe
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43%
The Other Woman (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family life, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, death in the family, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, unfulfillment, woman, family relations, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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43%
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The Bridge (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Actor Gerard Depardieu co-directed this drama about a married woman who falls in love with another man. Mina is a movie buff with a husband, Georges, who's out of work, and a 15-year-old son, Tommy. While Mina works part-time as a domestic for ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, semi autobiographical
Plot: fall in love, infidelity, forbidden love, parents and children, family problems, dull life, couples, love affair, couple relations, love triangle, looking for love, midlife crisis ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, normandy
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42%
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A Doll's House (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A childish wife reveals surprising strength when faced with blackmail. A modern version of Ibsen's play.
Style: clever, psychological, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, women's rights, family problems, strong female presence, couple relations, introspection, feminism, family in crisis, couples, estrangement, emotionless, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Touch (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, love triangle, small town, introspection, fall in love, moral dilemma, small town life, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: eastern europe
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41%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: family life, self discovery, midlife crisis, family relations, couple relations, introspection, writer's life, couples, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Morlang (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a chilling psychological drama. A couple's secret pact takes an unexpected, sinister turn.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, art, haunted by the past, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, vengeance, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, ireland, spain
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39%
The Other Woman (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jill Plumley left her brilliant job as journalist when she married Derek, am important layer with a brilliant career. Now Jill is university teacher. But everything changes when she receive a message from her husbands' secretary and she start ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couples, love affair, murder, dishonesty, rivalry, mystery, investigation, unfulfillment, ambition, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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38%
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Poor Cow (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The first of several social realism films by Ken Loach, this had less impact than those made as TV plays. Poor Cow follows the tangled life of Joy, who turns to Dave after her lover is jailed for theft. When Dave in turn is jailed, she is left with ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: working class, down on your luck, love triangle, breakup, family relations, couples, family problems, realism, love and romance, criminal heroes, crumbling marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During a blizzard in 1964, Dr. David Henry delivers his son Paul with the help of nurse Caroline. But when Henry realizes his wife is also carrying a girl with Down syndrome, he hands the second child over to Caroline without his wife's ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: twins, haunted by the past, disability, family problems, parents and children, down syndrome, crumbling marriage, obsession, love and romance, child illness, family in crisis, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 1960s
Place: pittsburgh, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, society, life is a bitch, family life, family problems, infidelity, human nature, small town, unfulfillment, sister sister relationship, death of father, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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37%