Movies like The Sheltering Sky

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The Sheltering Sky (1990)
 6.8
 10K
The Sheltering Sky (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An American couple (John Malkovich, Debra Winger) drift toward emptiness in postwar North Africa.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, realistic, melancholic, reflective, art house, meditative, enigmatic, road movie ...
Plot: desert, friendship, infidelity, adultery, extramarital affair, on the road, friends, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, romance, sahara, travel, destiny, hotel, death, love, dog, dancing, prostitute ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: africa, morocco, north africa

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Most similar movies to The Sheltering Sky

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, serious and enigmatic films with plots about storytelling, mentor, dialogue, loneliness, couples, catastrophe and male nudity mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Sheltering Sky: Innocence (2000), Last Orders (2001), One Night Stand (1997), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), Exiles (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 2K
Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers. Widowed musician Andreas decides to get back in touch with his one great love, Claire, who is still married to her ...
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, love triangle, family problems, love affair, couples, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couple relations, golden years, love and romance, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: melbourne australia, belgium, adelaide south australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 5K
Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, last wish, infidelity, grief, war veteran, memory, life, dishonesty, couples, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, touching, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, lovers reunited, love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, couples, family problems, love affair, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, money, romance, couple relations, manipulation, fall in love, infidelity, unhappy marriage, impossible love, male female relationship, art, girl ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, sicily, italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.8
 3K
Exiles (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Music
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One day Zano suggest a crazy idea to his companion Naïma: travel across France and Spain down to Algeria, where they might ultimately come to know the land their parents once had to flee.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, road movie
Plot: on the road, infidelity, desert, village, promiscuity, exile, homecoming, hysteria, self discovery, stowaway, hopes, village life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, morocco, africa, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.7
 8K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, sincere, serious, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, divorce, love, adultery, dysfunctional family, introspection, society, friendship, destiny, family problems, family life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: emotional, realistic, psychological, biting, cynical ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, society, mentally unstable, lifestyle, human nature, family problems, dishonesty, couples, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, love affair, fall in love, looking for love, couples, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, friends, writer's life, couple relations, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Delta of Venus (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A struggling American writer and a fellow American expatriate begin a sordid affair among the chaos and discord of 1940 Paris, France on the brink of World War II.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, jealousy, extramarital affair, secret, soldier, violence, romance, sex, sexual relations, womanizer, lifestyle, dishonesty ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, england, mexico, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 3K
Castaway (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irving takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the ...
Style: sexual, sexy, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: survival, island, friendship, couples, isolation, adventure, sexual relations, deserted island, misfit partners, fish out of water, escapades, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england, australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Morvern Callar (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Morvern Callar wakes on Christmas morning to discover that her troubled boyfriend has committed suicide, leaving behind the unpublished manuscript to his first novel and a sum of money intended to pay for his burial. Instead, Morvern attempts to use ...
Style: touching, psychological, gloomy, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, friendship, rave, supermarket, christmas, self discovery, twentysomething life, friends, on the road, couples, couple relations, best friend ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Belly of an Architect (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The American architect Kracklite arrives in Italy, supervising an exhibiton for a French architect, Boullée, famous for his oval structures. Tirelessly dedicated to the project, Kracklite's marriage quickly dissolves along with his health.
Style: talky, sexual, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, architect, illness, stomach, obsession, downfall, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Map of the Human Heart (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, UK, Canada, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fantastic improbabilities, happenstance and the undying bridge of love are part of this romantic fantasy about an Inuit who crosses years, oceans and the ravages of WWII to find his childhood love, a Metis girl, but finds that their cultures are the ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, map, inuit, tuberculosis, snowmobile, friendship, romance, destiny, hopes, soldier, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 90s, year 1941, 1960s ...
Place: canada, england, germany, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 3K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, realistic, clever, sincere, serious ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, fall in love, rivalry, island, love and romance, destructive relationship, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, sweden, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 10K
Facing Windows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Portugal, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for a Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, memory, ghetto, accountant, old man, holocaust survivor, crumbling marriage, fall in love, memory loss, hopes, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, friendship, college, betrayal, unfaithful wife, suburban life, writer's life, love and romance, crumbling marriage, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 3K
Lower City (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Best friends Deco (Lázaro Ramos) and Naldinho (Wagner Moura) co-own a cargo boat in Brazil's Salvador de Bahia. They give a ride to a sultry prostitute named Karinna (Alice Braga), and soon both men fall prey to her considerable sexual charms, ...
Style: rough, sexy, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, friends, friendship, love triangle, police, thief, fight, disco, slum, rage, dancing, sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Dying Gaul (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A powerful and seductive Hollywood mogul convinces an impoverished West Hollywood writer, whose lover has recently died of AIDS, to sell his autobiographical screenplay for big bucks. The writer, Robert, knows he'll have to make major changes ...
Style: clever, psychological, talky, serious, biting ...
Plot: betrayal, gay, aids, hollywood, love triangle, grief, chat room, infidelity, romance, gays and lesbians, murder, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: los angeles, rome italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.6
 9K
Open Hearts (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Cecilie and Joachim are about to get married when a freak car accident leaves Joachim disabled, throwing their lives into a spin. The driver of the other car, Marie, and her family don’t get off lightly, either. Her husband Niels works in the ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, family problems, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, destructive relationship, couple relations, romance, life is a bitch, disability, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 2K
Bride Flight (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Luxembourg
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The story of the women on the KLM flight that won the 1953 Air Race from London to Christchurch, New Zealand.
Style: serious, stylized, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, hospital, baby, airplane, marriage, birth, adoption, emigration, vineyard, betrayal, best friends, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 26K
Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: lust, strong sexual content, infidelity, adultery, suicide, basketball, bus, prostitute, paraplegic, sexual relations, obsession, disability ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, kindergarten, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Style: sexual, talky, witty, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, voyeurism, sexuality, sex, therapist, yuppie, drifter, interview, sexual obsession, dishonesty, couples, postmodernism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 18K
The Passenger (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: David Locke (Jack Nicholson) is a world-weary American journalist who has been sent to cover a conflict in northern Africa, but he makes little progress with the story. When he discovers the body of a stranger who looks similar to him, Locke assumes ...
Style: stylized, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, identity, hotel, on the road, journalism, terrorism, espionage, starting over, passport, truck, guide, reporter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, barcelona, africa, cairo egypt, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, sentimental, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, boarding school, greek, introspection, dishonesty, couples, love affair, college, youth, self discovery, power relations, college life ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in relation to the respective women who end up in their lives.
Style: sexual, talky, cynical, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, friendship, college, coming of age, love triangle, infidelity, college life, midlife crisis, battle of the sexes, mate swapping, romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 40s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: vietnam, asia, new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 4K
Besieged (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in one room of his Roman palazzo. He besieges her with flowers, ...
Style: stylized, erotic, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: love, politics, pianist, composer, gift, jail, romance, dishonesty, couples, fall in love, opposites attract, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, africa, europe, rome italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 189K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, divorce, love affair, marriage, photographer, obsession, depression, passionate interest, love at first sight, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebelling against his dreary life in a small Arizona town, salesman Nick abandons his girlfriend, Beth, and strikes out onto the highway in search of... something else. Encouraged by her best friend, Carol, Beth reluctantly accepts the romantic ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, self discovery, friendship, desert, love, sex, salesman, highway, road trip, social misfits, love and romance, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Passion in the Desert (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. Napoleon sent de Paradis to record Egypt's great monuments and temples that are destroyed by French soldiers ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: desert, soldier, leopard, napoleon, wilderness, survival, friendship, military, danger, adventure, heroic mission, dangerous animal ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: talky, bleak, clever, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, insurance, hit and run, human nature, love affair, dishonesty, couples, addiction, understanding, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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