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Sons & Lovers (2003)
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Sons & Lovers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Filmmaker Stephen Whittaker adapts author D.H. Lawrence's simmering tale of sex, love, and family. In the years leading up to World War I, the problems faced by many families were uncannily similar to the issues that mankind would still be struggling with nearly a century later. Human relationships remain as fragile as ever, and the only constant in life seems to be a humbling sense of uncertainty. Sarah Lancashire stars in a drama detailing the anguish of first love, and the awkward confusion of first sex.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, romantic
Plot: family relations, self discovery, romance, parents and children, love and romance, couples, dysfunctional family, family problems, family in crisis, writer's life, crumbling marriage, female nudity, death in the family, unfulfillment, sex, male nudity, skinny dipping, nude model, dealing with death, miner, female full frontal nudity

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, couples, family problems, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfillment and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Sons & Lovers: The Mermaid Chair (2006), Satin Rouge (2002), Fine Things (1990), Closing the Ring (2007), The Best Intentions (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Mermaid Chair (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A married woman (Basinger) falls in love with a Benedictine monk.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, self discovery, clergy, love and romance, romance, family problems, estrangement, couples, religions or cults, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Satin Rouge (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, Lilia's life revolves solely around her teenage daughter, Salma. Whilst looking for Salma late one night, Lilia stumbles upon a belly dance cabaret and though initially reserved and taken aback by the culture of ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nightclub, cabaret, starting over, self discovery, fall in love, hopes, introspection, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
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86%
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Fine Things (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Standard romantic melodrama from novelist Danielle Steele finds a couple embroiled in marital conflict with a nasty child-custody battle at its center.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: youth, wedding, family problems, couples, family relations, kidnapping, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, custody, couple relations, pregnancy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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81%
Closing the Ring (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During the 1940s, a group of young men go off to war, leaving behind Ethel Ann, who is in love with one of them, Teddy. In modern-day Belfast, a man named Jimmy endeavors to return a ring found in the wreckage of a crashed plane. He travels to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, realistic
Plot: world war two, death in the family, couple relations, optimism, couples, romance, battles, wartime life, parents and children, family relations, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 50s
Place: ireland, europe, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Best Intentions (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Norway, Iceland
Duration: 182 min.
Story: The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. In 1909, poor theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Ã…kerbloom, the daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding Henrik becomes a priest in the north of Sweden. After a few ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, clergy, wedding, infidelity, dysfunctional family, self discovery, love and romance, social differences, love affair, romance, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Place: eastern europe
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77%
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Mile Zero (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mile Zero is a story about a father with a remarkable capacity to love.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, gloomy
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, estrangement, couples, breakup, family relations, crumbling marriage, wilderness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, utopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Tuesday, After Christmas (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Romania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Paul Hanganu loves two women. Adriana his wife and the mother of their daughter, the woman with whom he's shared the thrills of the past ten years, and Raluca the woman who has made him redefine himself. He has to leave one of them before ...
Style: serious, sincere, talky, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: extramarital affair, dentist, breakup, couples, family relations, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, family problems, crumbling relationship, dishonesty, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, unfulfillment, estrangement, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business, elderly lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: rape, dysfunctional family, introspection, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, haunted by the past, couple relations, female nudity, family in crisis, flashback ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Bridge to Silence (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman with a hearing problem tries to get het life back together after a car accident that killed her husband.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: deaf, sexual abuse, family relations, family problems, disability, couples, estrangement, misfit, mute or deaf, hopes, opposites attract, society ...
Time: 80s
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57%
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The Reception (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The complex relationship between a wealthy French woman and her best friend a, gay black American, is thrown into turmoil when her estranged daughter comes to visit them with her new husband for the weekend in upstate New York. Through a series of ...
Style: sexy, realistic, humorous, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, wedding, family relations, homecoming, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, parents and children, lifestyle, couples, estrangement, family life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Once in a Lifetime (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After losing her husband and baby daughter to a fire, Daphne Fields raises her deaf son while beginning a writing career. Hollywood loves her scripts, but her heart remains with her son Andrew, under the care of Headmaster Matthew Dane at an eastern ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: coming of age, deaf, boarding school, starting over, family relations, couples, family problems, pregnancy, boarding school life, hospital, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Oliver's Story (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Oliver Barrett IV is emotionally devastated by the death of his wife Jenny, and, while he tries to lose himself in his work as a lawyer, the long hours don't ease his pain, especially when he finds that his leftist views conflict with those of ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional
Plot: heiress, bereavement, in-laws, widower, family problems, optimism, couples, family relations, fall in love, social differences, haunted by the past, tragic love ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Woman Wanted (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A new woman comes between a widower and his adult son.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, dysfunctional family, bittersweet, family relations, estrangement, family problems, couples, hopes, unfulfillment, society, love and romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, breakup, working class, dysfunctional family, romance, love affair, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington state, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, love affair, deception, marriage for money, greed, romance, dishonesty, society, family problems, couples ...
Time: edwardian era, victorian era, 19th century, 20th century
Place: italy, england, london, rome italy, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Finding Home (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Inheriting her grandmother's remote island Inn causes Amanda to re-evaluate her life and decisions.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, island, self discovery, homecoming, dysfunctional family, uncover truth, couples, family problems, introspection, parents and children, family life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Tiger and the Pussycat (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Comedy-drama about a middle-aged Italian businessman Vittorio Gassman who is married to Eleanor Parker and is innocently introduced one day to a schoolgirl with pigtails named Carolina. Years later, that young schoolgirl has become a vivacious ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, older man younger woman relationship, mistress, golden years, dishonesty, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, elderly, crumbling marriage, aging, couples ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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American Wake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A musician and a fireman work against certain expectations in order to pursue their respective dreams.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: moral dilemma, self discovery, forbidden love, love affair, hopes, romance, musician's life, love and romance, family relations, human nature, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Follow The Stars Home (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two brothers - one virtuous, one feckless - are in love with the same woman. She falls for Brother Wrong, carrying a torch for him even after he deserts her. But Brother Right remains steadfast and available. What's unusual here is why the bad ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, touching, erotic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, unfulfilled love, single parent, couples, babies and infants, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, family problems, disability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Take My Eyes (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: One winter night, Pilar runs away from home. With her, she takes only a few belongings and her son, Juan. Antonio soon sets out to look for her. He says Pilar is his sunshine, and what's more, "She gave him her eyes"...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: domestic violence, violent husband, starting over, therapy, family problems, understanding, haunted by the past, siblings relations, fall in love, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Alexander the Last (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, family problems, human nature, love triangle, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, actor's life, lifestyle, couples, family relations, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The American Standards (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a crossroads in his life, Doc Jennings goes home to celebrate his mother's birthday and uncovers dramatic family secrets. Lies, affairs and afflictions bubble to the surface of his seemingly perfect family. Can they come back together or is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, couples, parents and children, family in crisis, wedding anniversary, life turned upside down, love, father son relationship, hospital, society, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Strapless (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An expatriate American doctor in London allows herself to lighten up when her freewheeling younger sister and a mysterious man enter her life. Her inhibitions released, the beautiful doctor learns that freedom has its own price.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, self discovery, life is a bitch, romance, unfulfillment, midlife crisis, terminal illness, doctor, exploitation, wooing, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: portugal, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: couples, dysfunctional family, parents and children, romance, hopes, unlikely couple, family problems, family relations, teenage life, introspection, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Daddy (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Oliver Watson has never been luckier: he is a successful advertising executive, shares a marriage of eighteen years with Sarah and has three loving kids: 17-year-old Ben, 15-year-old Melissa, and 9-year-old Sam. His perfect life suddenly falls apart ...
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: single parent, lifetime, marital problem, single father, family life, custody, fall in love, parents and children, couples, family relations, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Rain (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Janey is on vacation with her brother, Jim, mother, Kate, and father Ed, at their beach house on the Mahurangi Peninsual in New Zealand. Ed and Kate, who are on the verge of divorce, sit around in the back yard all day drinking whiskey and Janey and ...
Style: sexual, bleak, melancholic, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, photographer, dysfunctional family, vacation, women, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, infidelity, crumbling marriage, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, iowa, tokyo, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Rashevski's Tango (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adolphe 'Dolfo' Rashevski travels to Israel with grandson Ric, but his brother, orthodox rabbi Samuel 'Shmouel, refuses to come attend their fellow Auschwitz survivor sister Rosa's funeral. Back in their home, the whole ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, humorous
Plot: society, romance, youth, couples, family problems, family life, introspection, adoption, love and romance, aging, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Nanny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, power relations, youth, love and romance, society, master and servant, single parent, crumbling marriage, adoption, couples ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%