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The Sheltering Sky (1990)
 6.8
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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, contemplative, melancholic, reflective, visually appealing, art house, weird ...
Plot: desert, friendship, infidelity, adultery, extramarital affair, on the road, friends, romance, couple relations, love triangle, performer's life, love and romance, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, arab, travel, photograph, destiny, hotel, death, love, sex ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: sahara, africa, new york, morocco, sahara desert, 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, serious, sexy and melancholic films with plots about couples, love and romance, infidelity, nudity (full frontal - brief), couple relations, adultery and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Sheltering Sky: Delta of Venus (1995), Innocence (2000), My Brother's Wife (2005), The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002), One Night Stand (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, world war two, writers, jealousy, extramarital affair, soldier, secret, romance, bdsm, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, womanizer ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: paris france, europe, france, england, new york ...
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100%
 7.3
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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: sincere, touching, emotional, romantic, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, golden years, lovers reunited, love triangle, crumbling marriage, family problems, aging, male female relationship, loneliness, husband wife relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 70s
Place: melbourne australia, belgium, adelaide south australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
My Brother's Wife (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
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: captivating, romantic, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, unhappy marriage, sexual desire, cheating wife, love affair, passion, sexual abuse, family relations, love triangle, family problems, betrayal, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: male female relationship, friendship, lovers reunited, infidelity, love triangle, one night stand, adultery, couple relations, love affair, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: manipulation, friendship, romance, couple relations, infidelity, fall in love, money, family relations, unhappy marriage, male female relationship, impossible love, art ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, florence, london, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
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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, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, male friendship, friendship between men, old love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, realistic, serious, road movie
Plot: self discovery, on the road, homecoming, exile, infidelity, love and romance, couples, introspection, couple relations, hopes, dishonesty, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, spain, morocco, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.8
 10K
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: psychological, touching, serious, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: suicide, friendship, supermarket, self discovery, couple relations, friends, couples, twentysomething life, best friend, writers, rave, christmas ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.6
 10K
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, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, infidelity, adultery, divorce, love, dysfunctional family, betrayal, dishonesty, couple relations, suburban life, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: sexy, contemplative, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, midlife crisis, human nature, infidelity, introspection, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, looking for love, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 10K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, depressing ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, drinking alcohol, tragic love, writer's life, couple relations, romance, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, love, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
 29K
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, intense, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, lust, paraplegic, bus, sexual relations, adultery, strong sexual content, obsession, love triangle, danger, haunted by the past, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, miami, barcelona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
An Eye for Beauty (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An architect and his wife see their relationship challenged.
Style: captivating, sexy, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: extramarital affair, infidelity, sexual relations, life turned upside down, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, strong sexual content, love triangle, adultery, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, montreal, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: psychological, bleak, serious, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, human nature, love affair, parents and children, dishonesty, life is a bitch, couples, understanding, family relations, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 3K
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: captivating, realistic, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, marriage, emigration, forbidden love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, friendship, couple relations, husband wife relationship, baby, airplane ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, post world war two
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
 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, sincere, contemplative, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, love affair, custody, fall in love, crumbling marriage, family problems, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, sweden, denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: touching, psychological, contemplative, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, cheating wife, marriage, friendship, betrayal, adultery, forbidden love, love affair, family problems, society, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
Style: witty, talky, clever, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, alcohol, writers, addiction, friendship, hotel, drugs/alcohol, couples, family problems, friends, performer's life, bittersweet ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 828
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: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, betrayal, infidelity, pregnancy, sister sister relationship, extramarital affair, jealousy, love affair, dysfunctional family, society, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
 10K
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: atmospheric, touching, realistic, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, destructive relationship, handicapped, love triangle, extramarital affair, love affair, fall in love, relationships, adultery, secret love, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 583
Crashing (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: It sounds like a budding writer's dream: a bestselling first novel, a luxurious house in Malibu, and a trophy wife... But it all unravels when writer's block and a failed marriage send Richard McMurray (Campbell Scott, The Exorcism of ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sexy, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, writers, writer's block, love and romance, infidelity, couples, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, college, life turned upside down, overnight success, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.0
 19K
The Night (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: reflective, stylized, atmospheric, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, nightclub, terminal illness, writers, party, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, introspection, couple relations, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, milan italy, los angeles, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: grotesque, talky, sexy, sexual, mind bending ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, illness, architecture, architect, stomach, obsession, midlife crisis, human nature, self discovery, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 991
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, photographer, waitress, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, love triangle, womanizer, artist, mistress, invasion, soviet army, communism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: prague, central europe, switzerland, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 5K
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: erotic, serious, melancholic, emotional, meditative ...
Plot: white male black female relationship, interracial relations, jail, politics, pianist, love, society, opposites attract, fall in love, social differences, unrequited love, sensuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, italy, africa, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, romance, society, fall in love, parents and children, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, london, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 49K
The Big Blue (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Two men answer the call of the ocean in this romantic fantasy-adventure. Jacques and Enzo are a pair of friends who have been close since childhood, and who share a passion for the dangerous sport of free diving. Professional diver Jacques opted to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: diving, adventure, friendship, dolphins, ocean, love affair, competition, danger, rivalry, haunted by the past, escapades, ocean or sea ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: italy, greece, europe, peru, french riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 563
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: atmospheric, touching, road movie, serious, sincere ...
Plot: elderly, on the road, self discovery, last wish, love affair, society, couples, redemption, crumbling marriage, desert, family problems, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, argentina, latin america, europe, wales ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%