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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, clever, touching, bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: children, writers, mental disorder, family relations, existentialism, marriage, love and romance, midlife crisis, couples, self discovery, infidelity, family problems, breakup, strong female presence, crumbling marriage, mentally unstable, dishonesty, hopes, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, party, adultery, psychiatrist, abortion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and emotional films with plots about unfulfillment, couples, 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), Hedda (1975), Late Bloomers (2011), The Happy Ending (1969). 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: realistic, touching, bleak, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, family problems, crumbling marriage, introspection, parents and children, love affair, redemption, couple relations, couples, family relations, dishonesty ...
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: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: adultery, husband wife relationship, love triangle, infidelity, romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, couples, other woman, argument, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
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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, clever, gloomy, psychological
Plot: girl, manipulation, femme fatale, family problems, couples, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment, introspection, feminism, human nature ...
Place: europe, norway
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45%
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: crumbling marriage, self discovery, romance, couples, couple relations, family problems, unfulfillment, midlife crisis, aging, elderly, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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44%
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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: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: midlife crisis, unfulfillment, couples, dysfunctional family, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, estrangement, family problems, couple relations, impossible love, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: bahamas, colorado, denver colorado
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43%
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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: infidelity, introspection, couples, family problems, social relations, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, children, love affair, monastery, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: caribbean
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42%
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: tense, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: social misfits, working class, family relations, family problems, dull life, realism, couples, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: england, london, europe
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41%
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: realistic, serious, talky, tense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, adulterous husband, machismo, submissive woman, psychological abuse, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, love story, summer, marital problem, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, paris france, france
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41%
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, social
Plot: independence, seduction, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional marriage, romance, family relations, love and romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, breakup, family problems, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, hospital, murder, infidelity, crimes, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, dishonesty, family relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
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40%
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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: talky, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: minimal dialogue, girl, couples, religions or cults, family relations, family problems, dishonesty, society, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
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40%
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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, tense ...
Plot: unfulfillment, love triangle, betrayal, dishonesty, infidelity, friends, crimes, autobiography, rivalry, adultery, affair, publisher ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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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: serious, realistic, clever, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, introspection, love affair, love triangle, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, romance, love and romance, journalism, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, greece, germany, france, athens greece
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38%
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: divorce, dating, marriage, support group, friendship, starting over, sexual content, manipulation, family problems, swimming, couples, breakup ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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38%
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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: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, moral dilemma, love affair, infidelity, family problems, midlife crisis, breakup, fall in love, teachers and students, love and romance, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
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35%
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, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, imaginary friend, adultery, dysfunctional family, character study, couple relations, human nature, jealous spouse, dishonesty, lifestyle, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
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35%
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: talky, serious, realistic, psychological, clever ...
Plot: couples, introspection, social differences, working class, family problems, human nature, gender, society, unfulfillment, loneliness, feminism, christmas ...
Time: 19th century
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34%
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, touching ...
Plot: forced sex, frigidity, boredom, desperation, middle class, midlife crisis, depression, vandalism, paranoia, translator, loveless marriage, anxiety ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
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34%
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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: realistic, sexy, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, extramarital affair, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, sexual relations, affair, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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33%
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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: talky, tense, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, women's rights, friends, family problems, couples, emotionless, estrangement, family in crisis, couple relations, introspection, feminism, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century
Place: norway, europe
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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: psychological, realistic, talky, captivating, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, best friends, couples, estrangement, unfulfillment, society, anniversary, couple relations, introspection, family problems, marriage ...
Place: sweden, denmark, eastern europe
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31%
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, realistic, touching, emotional, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family life, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, dealing with death, unfulfillment, woman, strong female lead, stepmother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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31%
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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: infidelity, fall in love, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, midlife crisis, forbidden love, love triangle, looking for love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, normandy
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29%
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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, non-linear ...
Plot: betrayal, art, infidelity, haunted by the past, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, vengeance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, spain
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29%
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, murder, love affair, investigation, dishonesty, mystery, rivalry, unfulfillment, lifetime, extramarital affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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: female protagonist, sexual favor, working class, female nudity, baby, casual sex, prison, domestic violence, sex scene, pub, model, single mother ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, england
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28%
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, sad ...
Plot: disability, down syndrome, haunted by the past, family problems, parents and children, crumbling marriage, love and romance, twins, obsession, child illness, family in crisis, hidden identity ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: kentucky, pittsburgh
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28%
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Anna Karenina (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
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Story: To help her brother mend his failing marriage, young Russian beauty Anna Karenina - who's married to eminent nobleman Alexei Karenin - leaves St. Petersburg for Moscow, where she meets the dashing Count Vronsky. They soon fall madly in love, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: breakup, betrayal, dishonesty, tragic hero, infidelity, tragic love, extramarital affair, family problems, couples, love and romance, social differences, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: russia, moscow russia
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28%
The Law of Enclosures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Story of the same couple, first in their teenage years and then in their twilight years, paradoxically set in the same time during the backdrop of the Gulf War in the Middle East.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, atmospheric, erotic ...
Plot: family relations, elderly, retirement home, family problems, couple relations, fall in love, couples, infidelity, haunted by the past, terminal illness, retirement home life, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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28%
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Summer Flight (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with a brain tumor falls in love with her doctor. A reworking of the 1939 Bette Davis film "Dark Victory", director Daniel Petrie's 1963 film stars Susan Hayward.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, neurotic
Plot: terminal illness, automobile racing, brain tumor, adoption, love and romance, life is a bitch, starting over, tragic hero, romance, hopes, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, italy, london, cornwall
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