Movies like The Spanish Woman

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The Spanish Woman (2001)
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The Spanish Woman (2001)
Original name: La spagnola
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lola, a hot-blooded Spaniard, is deserted by her husband for a cool and calculating Aussie blonde. Lola is pregnant again but she and their daughter Lucia are left to starve while Ricardo spends all their savings on a sleek new set of wheels for his mistress. When he dies unexpectedly the family fortune, one flash car, remains with the mistress. Despite all his betrayals, Lucia sides with her father. Desperate and destitute in a country she doesn't like or understand, Lola's quest for revenge begins. Caught in the tempests of begrudging love, revenge, sibling rivalry, jealousy and passion, fourteen year old Lucia must find the strength to survive on her own terms. Aided to break free of her mother by her eccentric Aunt Manolo she struggles to find her own identity and her own quest for justice puts her on a collision course with her mother.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, sexual, sexy, realistic, witty
Plot: infidelity, immigrants, vengeance, couple relations, family in crisis, family problems, secret identity, life turned upside down, mistress, pregnancy, coming of age, femme fatale, youth, family relations, sexual abuse, parents and children, love and romance, couples, dealing with death, siblings relations, money, blonde, sister sister relationship, unfaithful husband, teenage girl ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: australia

Most similar movies to The Spanish Woman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, love and romance and infidelity mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Spanish Woman: Rolling Family (2004), My Year Without Sex (2009), Lost Islands (2008), Soft Fruit (1999), The Easy Way Out (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rolling Family (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, on the road, family life, siblings relations, couple relations, family problems, eccentric family, human nature, dysfunctional family, gender, golden years ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, brazil
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95%
My Year Without Sex (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tender story from Australia highlights the realistic ups and downs of an Australian family in the year following a parent's emergency medical procedure.
Style: sentimental, sincere, uplifting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, couples, youth, lifestyle, introspection, couple relations, family in crisis, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, eccentric family, family life, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth Alison Gray is just your average suburban 11-year old waiting for adolescence to arrive when she finds out her whole life has been a lie. With only her imagination to guide her, she runs away to find the truth.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, obsessive quest, self discovery, family problems, family in crisis, hopes, youth, on the road, life turned upside down ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 610
Lost Islands (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family with five kids in the 80s get into a crisis when twin brothers fall in love with the same girl.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, twins, love triangle, coming of age, family in crisis, parents and children, teenage love, family problems, fall in love, small town, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Soft Fruit (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, working class, eccentric family, human nature, siblings relations, family in crisis, pregnancy, parents and children, death in the family, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Easy Way Out (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Patrick, a travel agent in his early 30s, lives with Arthur, an immigration lawyer; but for a long time, Patrick has been sleeping on an air mattress on the floor of their bedroom. His younger brother, Tony, plans to marry his high school sweetheart ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: self discovery, life turned upside down, couples, infidelity, couple relations, disorder, gay interest, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, gender, sex scene, female nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: touching, semi serious, emotional, humorous, realistic
Plot: parents and children, family relations, lifestyle, wooing, dysfunctional family, family problems, love and romance, pregnancy, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, single parent, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 3K
Wah-Wah (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, South Africa
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set at the end of the 1960s, as Swaziland is about to receive independence from United Kingdom, the film follows the young Ralph Compton, at 12, through his parents' traumatic separation, till he's 14. The film is largely based on Richard ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Plot: alcohol abuse, divorce, child's point of view, parents and children, stepmother, eccentric family, couple relations, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, love and romance, boarding school life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1969 ...
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
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Diggers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Diggers is a coming-of-age story directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers in 1976. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, americana, social differences, social relations, love and romance, youth, save the day, family relations, father son relationship, coping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 9K
The Details (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a family of raccoons discover worms living underneath the sod in Jeff and Nealy's backyard, this pest problem begins a darkly comic and wild chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity and murder.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, realistic
Plot: murder, infidelity, raccoon, lifestyle, life turned upside down, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couples, disorder, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Life's a Breeze (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Life's A Breeze tells the story of a family as they search for a lost fortune around the streets of Dublin.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, track down, parents and children, family problems, disorder, life turned upside down, comedy of errors, on the road, search, family in crisis, nothing goes right, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
June in January (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A newly engaged bride dreamed of her wedding day with her late mother for her entire life, and is looking forward to planning every perfect detail to honor her mom's memory. But her special day is nearly ruined by her intimidating future ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, couples, parents and children, youth, wedding, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, arranged marriage, nothing goes right, wedding reception, unlikely couple, family gatherings
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Gooische Vrouwen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gooische Vrouwen (Vipers Nest) is based on a very popular Dutch TV series and can be described as a Dutch variation of Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives. The film tells the story of four girlfriends who live in the bourgeois area ‘t Gooi, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sexy, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, friendship, couple relations, lifestyle, dishonesty, family problems, love affair, couples, unfulfillment, family relations, strong female presence, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 8K
Bed & Board (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Parisian everyman Antoine Doinel has married his sweetheart Christine Darbon, and the newlyweds have set up a cozy domestic life of selling flowers and giving violin lessons while Antoine fitfully works on his long-gestating novel. As Christine ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, divorce, married couple, romance, culture clash, couple relations, human nature, couples, love and romance, dysfunctional couple, music teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Tellement proches (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Famille : Groupe de personnes réunies par des liens de parenté et un fort sentiment de solidarité morale et matérielle. Quand Alain a épousé Nathalie, il ne savait pas qu'il épouserait aussi sa famille. Ce samedi, comme toutes les ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty
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Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Newlyweds (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple's honeymoon is upended by the arrivals of their respective sisters.
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, crumbling marriage, family relations, couples, love and romance, siblings relations, city life, society, friendship, urban, newlyweds
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, teen romance, small town, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tina Balser is a bored New York housewife-mother married to Jonathan, a pompous, social-climbing lawyer who ridicules her in front of their children, criticizing everything she does or wears. She begins an affair with George Prager, a dashing, ...
Style: suspense, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, mental illness, satire, adultery, marital problem, housewife, love affair, family in crisis, destructive relationship, couple relations, midlife crisis ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Unfaithful Women (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A television survey says over sixty percent of women in Chile are unfaithful. True or not, this movie presents some interesting answers.
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, couple relations, family relations, breakup, couples, family problems, romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, social issues, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Girl in Progress (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage life, coming of age, couple relations, teenage girl, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, family relations, youth, parents and children, maturation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 511
Family Secrets (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Autumn 1978 in suburban Sweden. Everything seems to be fine with the middle class Bendrick family with their two teenage children and a younger son, until the mother starts seeing her first love again after 20 years. Just like their badly built ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, suspense, captivating
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, family life, love affair, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, teenage life, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, family problems, under the surface ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 1K
Just Looking (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's 1955. Lenny is a 14-year old boy who is totally fascinated by sex. He is too scared to "do it," so he dedicates his summer to seeing two other people do it. Easier said than done. Caught in the act of spying, his mother and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, voyeurism, teenager, espionage, infidelity, nurse, friendship, obsession, parents and children, forbidden love, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Change of Plans (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: So called friends at a dinner party end up acting like a dysfunctional family.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, nothing goes right, siblings relations, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, midlife crisis, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, uninvited guest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 776
The Gathering (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A successful architect, Sakti (Tora Sudiro), is uncertain about his sexuality, but when he meets magnetic and gay Nino (Surya Saputra), he realizes he prefers men. When Meimei (Cut Mini Theo), one of Sakti's closest female friends, reveals ...
Style: humorous, witty, sexual, offbeat, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming out, infidelity, friends, couples, family relations, gender, gays and lesbians, love and romance, thirtysomething life, friendship, parents and children, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 1K
Tricked (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 55 min.
Story: During his 50th birthday party thrown by his wife, Remco's life takes a turn for the worse. His business partners are scheming behind his back to sell him and his former mistress shows up pregnant.
Style: realistic, semi serious, cynical, humorous, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, nothing goes right, life turned upside down, dishonesty, womanizer, workplace, rivalry, parents and children, family relations, family problems, couples, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been-and how far we've come. In the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: small town, christmas, coming of age, parents and children, teachers and students, catholic school, family relations, youth, substitute teacher, friendship, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty
Plot: family life, adolescence vs adulthood, love affair, couples, family relations, sexual content, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity, love, nightclub singer, aunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 7K
Soul Food (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) start bringing their problems to the dinner table in this ensemble comedy. When tragedy ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family relations, thanksgiving, sister, unity, family gatherings, family problems, couples, workaholic, love and romance, bittersweet, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 517
Scorchers (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Bayou La Teche, Louisiana sizzles as the Cajun town celebrates the wedding of Splendid and Dolan. The trouble comes on the wedding night when Splendid is determined to maintain her innocence. On the other side of town Splendids' cousin has her ...
Style: sexual, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: prostitute, wedding, coming of age, sexual relations, family gatherings, couple relations, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, betrayal, romance, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Happy Housewife (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lea is an immaculate 30-something wife whose husband’s job in real estate allows her an enviably glossy lifestyle. The word ‘emancipation’ simply isn't in her vocabulary and as long as the money rolls in, all is rosy. So, when Harry Jr. ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, semi serious, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, life turned upside down, couples, parents and children, crumbling marriage, couple relations, family problems, babies and infants, depression, stewardess, mother child relationship, masturbation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%