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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, adultery, extramarital affair, friendship, infidelity, on the road, dishonesty, romance, sahara, love and romance, couples, family problems, friends, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, travel, destiny, hotel, death, traveler, husband wife relationship, cuckolded husband, racism ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, morocco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, couples, infidelity, couple relations, dishonesty, adultery and love affair mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Sheltering Sky: My Brother's Wife (2005), Innocence (2000), Exiles (2004), Last Orders (2001), The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Brother's Wife (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Mexico, Peru, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After almost 10 years of marriage, attractive Zoe discovers that her marriage lacks passion and surprise, and is seduced by the possibility of finding those sensations already forgotten in her husband's brother. From this premise a series of ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, stylized, sincere
Plot: sexual abuse, infidelity, family relations, pregnancy, betrayal, crumbling marriage, pregnant, sex scandal, swimmer, romance, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa
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100%
 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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, golden years, crumbling marriage, love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: belgium, adelaide south australia, melbourne australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 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: captivating, serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: self discovery, on the road, desert, village, infidelity, homecoming, stowaway, exile, hysteria, promiscuity, parents and children, village life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, spain, africa, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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: talky, realistic, clever, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, war veteran, grief, memory, infidelity, last wish, life, on the road, buddies, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: realistic, psychological, semi serious, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, crumbling marriage, suburbs, couple relations, dishonesty, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples, adultery, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, survival, pilot, sahara, alcoholic, thirst, airplane, adventure, race against time, rescue, crew, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, libya, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, clever, serious, biting, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, divorce, adultery, love, infidelity, suburbs, betrayal, crumbling marriage, marriage crisis, dysfunctional family, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, talky, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, betrayal, grief, chat room, aids, infidelity, love triangle, romance, extramarital affair, bisexual man, housewife, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: los angeles, egypt, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: inuit, love triangle, romance, map, friendship, dishonesty, destiny, hopes, interracial romance, love and romance, society, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 1960s, 1940s, year 1965 ...
Place: canada, england, germany, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 351
Burning Secret (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Burning Secret is a 1988 drama film, based on the short story Brennendes Geheimnis by Stefan Zweig, about an American diplomat's son who befriends a mysterious baron while staying at an Austrian spa during the 1920s. The film was written and ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, parents and children, romance, love and romance, couples, couple relations, friendship, fall in love, dishonesty, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 502
Patagonia (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Argentina, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Patagonia narrates the journeys of two women - one looking for her past, the other for her future. The film inter-cuts between their stories, in which one of them travels south to north through the Welsh springtime and the other east to west through ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, redemption, self discovery, couple relations, hopes, desert, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, golden years, crumbling marriage, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, england, wales, patagonia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, psychological, sexy, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, island, friendship, couples, adventure, isolation, deserted island, fish out of water, escapades, misfit partners, sexual relations, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 868
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, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, wife husband relationship, romance, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, destructive relationship, love triangle, haunted by the past, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 768
Gilles' Wife (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Gilles' wife, Elise, who smiles when she thinks of him, cooks and scrubs and cheerfully makes love to him, suspects during her third pregnancy that he is having an affair with her coquettish younger sister, Victorine. Elise suffers, usually in ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, love triangle, frustration, factory worker, countryside, suicide attempt, sister sister relationship, extramarital affair, adultery, jealousy, pregnancy ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: infidelity, hospital, mental illness, murder, couple relations, couples, crumbling marriage, feminism, love affair, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, clever, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, unfaithful wife, college, friendship, writer's life, betrayal, forbidden love, loyalty, suburbs, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, clever, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, aids, love triangle, lovers reunited, dishonesty, chance, cheating, one-night stand, love and romance, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic, clever ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, romance, love affair, parents and children, island, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, france, sweden, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.3
 1K
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: clever, serious, realistic, talky, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, crumbling marriage, dangerous attraction, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
An Eye for Beauty (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An architect and his wife see their relationship challenged.
Style: sexual, twists and turns, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, extramarital affair, strong sexual content, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, love affair, life turned upside down, love and romance, doctor, shower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, montreal, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, human nature, romance, introspection, age difference, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, midlife crisis, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: stylized, intellectual, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: art, girl, friendship, money, manipulation, self discovery, couple relations, rich, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, egypt, sicily, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Double Steps (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mali, Spain, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fiction inspired by the novelistic biography of the painter and writer Francois Augiéras. The artist covered with paints a military bunker in the desert, and let it sink into the sand so no one could find it until the XXI century. The search ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: on the road, obsessive quest, desert, treasure hunt, artists and showbiz, escapades, painting, albino, sitting in a tree, digging, killing an animal, goat
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.4
 948
The Touch (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Sweden
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: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: love affair, infidelity, mentally unstable, small town, romance, crumbling marriage, love, human nature, introspection, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
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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, serious, realistic, sexy, captivating
Plot: prostitute, friends, friendship, thief, stripper, cocaine, fight, disco, slum, dancing, rage, sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: epic, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, baby, marriage, airplane, hospital, emigration, vineyard, birth, infidelity, best friends, friendship, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Another Time, Another Place (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in 1943 in Scotland during World War II. Janie is a young housewife married to a man named Dougal, 15 years her senior. As part of a war rehabilitation program, Janie and Dougal welcome three Italian POWs to work on their farm. Soon, Janie falls ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, romance, passion, eroticism, love affair, college, love triangle, isolation, love and romance, couples, captivity ...
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, extramarital affair, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, divorce, broken engagement, secret love, paraplegic, chance, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, violence, secret, soldier, extramarital affair, jealousy, sex, romance, femme fatale, writer's life, destructive relationship, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, england, mexico, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 5K
Disgrace (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, South Africa
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Disgrace is the story of a South African professor of English who loses everything: his reputation, his job, his peace of mind, his good looks, his dreams of artistic success, and finally even his ability to protect his cherished daughter. After ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, society, apartheid, forbidden love, love affair, teachers and students, isolation, power relations, abuse, hospital, breasts ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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