Movies like Sons & Lovers

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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, writer's life, romance, parents and children, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, death in the family, unfulfillment, dealing with death, sex, female nudity, miner, male nudity, skinny dipping, nude model

Most similar movies to Sons & Lovers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about family relations, couples, family problems, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfillment and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Sons & Lovers: The Mermaid Chair (2006), Fine Things (1990), Closing the Ring (2007), The Best Intentions (1992), Mile Zero (2001). 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, romantic, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mermaid, family relations, forbidden love, self discovery, clergy, infidelity, romance, love and romance, religions or cults, couples, family problems, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 356
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: pregnancy, reunion, missing person, family problems, family relations, couples, romance, rescue, single parent, love and romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, romance, death in the family, couple relations, optimism, couples, wartime life, parents and children, family problems, family relations, love and romance, battle ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 Åkerbloom, the daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding Henrik becomes a priest in the north of Sweden. After a few ...
Style: serious, talky, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: clergy, unfulfillment, infidelity, romance, self discovery, family problems, dysfunctional family, fall in love, couples, parents and children, crumbling marriage, wedding ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Movie in collections
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 110
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: realistic, serious, suspense, gloomy
Plot: kidnapping, estrangement, breakup, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, parents and children, dysfunctional family, wilderness, 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: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative, talky ...
Plot: dentist, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, breakup, couples, family relations, dishonesty, crumbling relationship, family problems, parents and children, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 317
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, touching, contemplative, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, reunion, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, estrangement, unfulfillment, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 973
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, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, couples, family problems, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 824
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: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, family problems, family relations, couples, optimism, starting over, young lovers, opposites attract, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: sentimental, sincere, uplifting, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, dysfunctional family, love and romance, family problems, disability, family in crisis, babies and infants, family life, single parent, unfulfilled love, couples, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: gloomy, touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: family relations, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, custody, introspection, love and romance, hopes, haunted by the past, family in crisis, death in the family, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, breakup, working class, dysfunctional family, love affair, romance, family gatherings, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 811
Satin Rouge (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical
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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, starting over, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, destructive relationship, love and romance, hopes, family problems, couples, lifestyle, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 183
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: humorous, realistic, sexy, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: reunion, romance, wedding, family relations, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, parents and children, homecoming, unfulfillment, family life, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: boarding school, starting over, hospital, pregnancy, parents and children, bittersweet, family problems, couples, family relations, boarding school life, death in the family, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 9K
The Greatest (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: teenage mother, pregnancy, childhood sweetheart, family relations, crumbling marriage, death in the family, dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, loss of son, family problems, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 531
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: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, island, dysfunctional family, self discovery, homecoming, uncover truth, family problems, couples, family life, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, family problems, couples, society, romance, dishonesty, fall in love, crumbling marriage, parents and children, adultery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, london, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 709
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: emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, love triangle, dysfunctional family, single parent, unfulfillment, society, dealing with death, love and romance, romance, hopes, opposites attract, master and servant ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, family problems, love triangle, human nature, love affair, couple relations, couples, family relations, siblings relations, lifestyle, actor's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: forbidden love, self discovery, love affair, moral dilemma, human nature, family relations, hopes, musician's life, love and romance, romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, parents and children, family in crisis, couples, life turned upside down, wedding anniversary, love, father son relationship, hospital, society, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 544
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: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: fall in love, infidelity, forbidden love, parents and children, couples, family problems, dull life, love affair, couple relations, love triangle, looking for love, midlife crisis ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 6K
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, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: domestic violence, violent husband, starting over, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, siblings relations, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, fall in love, family problems, therapy, understanding ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 372
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: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, couples, romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, midlife crisis, terminal illness, wooing, doctor, mysterious character, immigrants, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: portugal, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 419
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, hopes, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, family relations, family problems, introspection, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 2K
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: bleak, sincere, contemplative, sexual, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, infidelity, love and romance, coming of age, photographer, vacation, boy, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 565
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, single father, marital problem, couples, love and romance, romance, babies and infants, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, family relations, family problems, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 994
La séparation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Paris, Pierre and Anne have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou, who stays with the nanny Laurence during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor and Claire, who also ...
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, dysfunctional family, tragic love, unsupportive spouse, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, price of justice, family gatherings, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 11K
Climates (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Man was made to be happy for simple reasons and unhappy for even simpler ones – just as he is born for simple reasons and dies for even simpler ones... Isa and Bahar are two lonely figures dragged through the ever-changing climate of their inner ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: family relations, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, unsupportive spouse, dishonesty, sexual relations, vacation, snow, rape, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%