Movies like Strapless

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Strapless (1989)
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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: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, couples, romance, life is a bitch, midlife crisis, terminal illness, unfulfillment, wooing, doctor, family relations, love and romance, family life, destructive relationship, elderly lovers, immigrants, siblings relations, mysterious character, horse, pregnancy, party, cancer, gambling, hospital, childbirth, labor union ...
Time: 80s
Place: portugal, england, europe, london

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Most similar movies to Strapless

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and psychological films with plots about couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, family relations, life is a bitch and self discovery mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Strapless: The Song of Lunch (2010), Cloud 9 (2008), Bobby Deerfield (1977), Before I Forget (2007), In the White City (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Song of Lunch (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson star in The Song Of Lunch, a powerful and visually arresting film, made by BBC Drama Production for BBC Two, to mark National Poetry Day on 7 October. The film, a dramatisation of Christopher Reid's narrative ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: reunion, love and romance, road not taken, couples, human nature, unfulfillment, society, sleeping, midlife crisis, regret, resentment, old love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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95%
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Cloud 9 (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A romantic drama about a woman who enters into an affair after 30 years of marriage.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: elderly, elderly lovers, infidelity, couples, aging, crumbling marriage, breakup, golden years, divorce, funeral, bittersweet, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bobby Deerfield (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, tragic love, self discovery, ambition, life is a bitch, romance, couples, love affair, racecar driver, hospital, love triangle, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Before I Forget (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A portrait of a 58-year-old man battling his inner demons on the search for self-discovery.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, coming out, self discovery, gender, romance, aging, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, transsexual, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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In the White City (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Portugal, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Swiss sailor jumps ship in Lisbon, tired of the noisy engine room, the ship "a floating factory of crazy people." He rents a room and does little. He writes letters to his lover, describing the whiteness of the city, the solitude and the ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, stylized, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: midlife crisis, couples, criminal heroes, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, infidelity, on the road, self discovery, ship, letter, sailor ...
Time: 80s
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal, switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
A Warm December (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Widower Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter go to London for a month of dirt-bike racing. While there, Dr. Younger is surprised by finding himself attracted to Catherine, a charming but elusive woman who seems to have some mysterious men following ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, surprise ending
Plot: romance, family relations, couples, power relations, fall in love, couple relations, doctors and patients, parents and children, bittersweet, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.6
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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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, romantic, sincere
Plot: self discovery, family relations, love and romance, writer's life, crumbling marriage, romance, parents and children, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, unfulfillment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Shelter Me (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Anna and Mara return from a holiday abroad, and realize that Anis, a young Moroccan immigrant, managed to hide in their car in order to cross the border to Italy. At first unsure of what to do, they then decide to take him with them.
Style: sentimental, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, eccentric family, social differences, family life, couples, family relations, immigrants, romance, society, lesbian relationship, factory, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bruce Pritchard is paralysed in a soccer game and is confined to a wheelchair in a convalescence home. But this doesn't slow his lust for life. Then he meets Jill and has to think about the effects of disability.
Style: psychological, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: disability, wedding, paraplegic, love and romance, couples, paralysis, isolation, fall in love, human nature, destiny, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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One Week (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A soon-to-be groom learns that he may have contracted HIV. Waiting a full seven days for the test results turns out to be the most hectic week of his life.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, destiny, couples, haunted by the past, terminal illness, coming out, friendship, rich and poor, society, buddies, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, impossible love, fall in love, wartime life, friendship, couples, life is a bitch, romance, hopes, love and romance, unfulfilled love, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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My Zinc Bed (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A recovering alcoholic becomes involved with his boss's wife, a former cocaine addict.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy
Plot: addiction, going straight, obsession, friendship, self discovery, manipulations, love affair, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, manipulation, downfall, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, hopes, human nature, family problems, couple relations, romance, unfulfilled love, couples, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Mercy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young novelist tries to write about love, but realizes he will first need some real-life experience before taking on the subject.
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: asthma, asthma attack, romance, love affair, fall in love, self discovery, lifestyle, couples, unfulfillment, womanizer, novelist, society ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Late Bloomers (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Late Bloomers stars Isabella Rossellini and William Hurt as a married couple pulled apart by the threat of old age. Each reacts in a different way: Hurt’s distinguished architect chases after his glory days, while Rossellini’s housewife installs ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, self discovery, romance, couples, family problems, couple relations, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, aging, elderly, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Prague Duet (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dr. Lauren is staying in Prague for a conference and falls in love with Czech writer Jiri Kolmar.
Style: sincere, disturbing, sexual, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, womanizer, betrayal, state affairs, romance, love and romance, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, love affair, writer's life, dishonesty, inventions and discoveries ...
Place: prague, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Voyage (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, couple relations, terminal illness, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, aristocrat ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s
Place: sicily, venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Love Me No More (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Antoine Méliot is around 40 years old and has everything he needs to be happy: a beautiful wife, two adorable children, friends he can count on, a pretty house in the Yvelines and money. But one day he decides to ruin everything in one weekend.
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, leaving home, disorder, family problems, career change, family relations, change of heart, estrangement, crumbling marriage, family life, introspection, birthday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, ireland, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Tears in the Rain (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Casey Cantrell's mother died, her last wish was that her daughter would give a letter to Lord Richard Bredon, living in the UK. When Casey arrives in London, Lord Bredon denies ever having known her mother. Casey meets Lord Bredon's ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, self discovery, tragic love, unfulfilled love, parents and children, jazz, couples, family relations, last wish, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: girlfriend girlfriend relationship, village life, adultery, romance, infidelity, family life, family relations, dishonesty, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, self discovery, love, couples, friendship, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Effie Gray (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray.
Style: stylized, emotional, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, romance, love, self discovery, couples, crumbling marriage, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, art critic, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Falling for a Dancer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Romantic drama set in rural Ireland of the 1930s. The story begins when 19-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor and falls pregnant. Community pressure forces her to marry a dull middle-aged man, but maybe there is hope on the horizon.
Style: gloomy, touching, sentimental, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, countryside, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, couples, society, bittersweet, haunted by the past, tragic love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Summer Flight (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with a brain tumor falls in love with her doctor. A reworking of the 1939 Bette Davis film "Dark Victory", director Daniel Petrie's 1963 film stars Susan Hayward.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, neurotic
Plot: terminal illness, adoption, introspection, self discovery, romance, tragic hero, unfulfillment, love and romance, hopes, countryside, child illness, fall in love ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, cornwall, italy, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, tragic love, family relations, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, fall in love, looking for love, diary, baby born, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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For 80 Days (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Where is the thin line that separates friendship from desire? After more than 50 years without seeing each other, two 70 years old women dare crossing the line
Style: touching, serious, realistic, romantic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly lovers, elderly, friendship, hospital, farm, gays and lesbians, gender, reunion, unfulfillment, golden years, best friends, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Tom & Viv (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the marriage of the poet TS Eliot to socialite Vivienne Haigh-Wood, which had to cope with her gynaeological and emotional problems and his growing fame.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: lifestyle, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, writer's life, romance, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, family life, couples, honeymoon ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: touching, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, love affair, self discovery, forbidden love, hopes, family relations, human nature, musician's life, romance, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Intruder (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In childhood and youth, the three were "the inseparables." Luisa married Ángel, then two years later, she left him to marry Ramiro. After ten years, Ángel reappears, back from South America, broke and ill. Luisa is overcome with ...
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: love triangle, terminal illness, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, tragic hero, couples, friends, unfulfilled love, friendship, best friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Icharus Broken (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After four years in prison, Bobby is released into a world he no longer recognizes. His exgirlfriend Penny is abusing drugs. Their daughter is in foster care. Bobby's sister is in the process of rebuilding her life after a bad relationship.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: love, drug abuse, vengeance, haunted by the past, starting over, addiction, destiny, infidelity, couples, hopes, romance, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%