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, 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, husband wife relationship, traveler, love, dog ...
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 enigmatic, realistic, melancholic and serious films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, culture clash, loneliness and runaway mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Sheltering Sky: Innocence (2000), Last Orders (2001), Exiles (2004), The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002), Faces (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
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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: atmospheric, serious, 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, 1950s, 1940s
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: talky, realistic, clever, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, grief, war veteran, memory, infidelity, last wish, life, buddies, on the road, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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, captivating, 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 ⇓
64%
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, suburbs, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dishonesty, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples, adultery, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 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, serious, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, divorce, adultery, love, infidelity, betrayal, suburbs, crumbling marriage, marriage crisis, dysfunctional family, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, money, friendship, girl, manipulation, self discovery, couple relations, rich, romance, infidelity, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, egypt, sicily, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, isolation, adventure, couples, deserted island, sexual relations, fish out of water, female full frontal nudity, desert island, bikini ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england, australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, cheating, one-night stand, chance, love and romance, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, introspection, romance, 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 ⇓
49%
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: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, jealousy, violence, soldier, secret, sex, romance, femme fatale, writer's life, destructive relationship, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, england, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, love affair, romance, parents and children, love and romance, island, couples, crumbling marriage, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, france, sweden, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, christmas, friendship, supermarket, rave, couple relations, on the road, best friend, self discovery, couples, twentysomething life, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, year 1941, 1930s, 1960s, 1940s ...
Place: canada, england, germany, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 17K
Gerry (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Argentina, Jordan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two friends named Gerry become lost in the desert after taking a wrong turn. Their attempts to find their way home only lead them into further trouble.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, survival, friend, friendship, best friend, isolation, desperation, highway, escapades, buddies, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, tokyo, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, stomach, architect, illness, pregnancy, obsession, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, downfall, human nature, self discovery, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: gay, hollywood, betrayal, chat room, grief, aids, infidelity, love triangle, romance, extramarital affair, housewife, bisexual man ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: los angeles, egypt, rome italy
⇓ 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, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, memory, friendship, crumbling marriage, old man, holocaust survivor, ghetto, accountant, romance, compassion, photographic memory, love ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: hotel, desert, identity, on the road, journalist, reporter, passport, truck, guide, espionage, journalism, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, africa, barcelona, north africa, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 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, serious, erotic, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: love, composer, pianist, gift, jail, politics, romance, interracial relations, fall in love, couples, opposites attract, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, africa, europe, rome italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 5K
Swept Away (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Stranded and alone on a desert island during a cruise, a spoiled rich woman and a deckhand fall in love and make a date to reunite after their rescue. He is stood up.
Style: sexual, semi serious, biting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: island, sexual relations, society, romance, strong sexual content, opposites attract, couple relations, survival, adventure, social differences, isolation, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: serious, psychological, realistic, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lust, adultery, infidelity, prostitute, bus, paraplegic, sexual relations, basketball, obsession, suicide, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, barcelona spain, sarajevo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: desert, napoleon, leopard, soldier, adventurer, wilderness, dangerous animal, adventure, daring rescue, survival, apocalypse, heroic mission ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hideous Kinky (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1972, disenchanted about the dreary conventions of English life, 25-year-old Julia heads for Morocco with her daughters, six-year-old Lucy and precocious eight-year-old Bea.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, melancholic, art house ...
Plot: sister, hippie, culture clash, parents and children, self discovery, family relations, lover, single parent, celebrity culture, cons and scams, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: morocco, africa, london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: talky, sexual, clever, serious, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, voyeurism, sex, sexuality, sexual obsession, interview, therapist, yuppie, drifter, sexual perversion, postmodernism, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, crumbling marriage, couple relations, romance, desperation, secret love, chance, paraplegic, divorce, broken engagement, dogma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: talky, touching, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: boarding school, infidelity, self discovery, college life, dishonesty, college, hopes, love and romance, youth, couples, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, hit and run, insurance, human nature, couple relations, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, college, friendship, unfaithful wife, writer's life, betrayal, loyalty, forbidden love, dishonesty, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, survival, pilot, alcoholic, sahara, thirst, airplane, adventure, race against time, rescue, crew, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, libya, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, love, sex, salesman, highway, road trip, desert, self discovery, friendship, buddies, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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