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The Theme (1979)
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The Theme (1979)
Original name: Тема
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A self-pitying but popular playwright drives to Vladimir to relax with a doting female student and another writer. He's convinced his writing is of no lasting value, but he still has an ego, about his work and his masculine appeal. He's drawn to a museum guide he sees on his first afternoon.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative, talky, intellectual
Plot: playwright, writer's life, fighting the system, love and romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, society, lifestyle, unfulfillment, emigration, dissident, musician, writers, male female relationship, rock musician, poet, rock and roll, midlife crisis, father son relationship, anti semitism, phone booth, car accident, friend, husband wife relationship, fainting ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and captivating films with plots about love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, romance, society, artists and showbiz and fall in love mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Theme: Autumn Marathon (1979), The Romantic Englishwoman (1975), Two Days (2011), Burning Patience (1983), The Inner Life of Martin Frost (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Autumn Marathon (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Andrey Pavlovich Buzykin, who makes a living by teaching at an institute and translating English literature, is cheating on his wife. Buzykin's main problem is that he's a kind man with a weak character. The lies he is telling his wife all ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever, witty
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, translator, love triangle, bittersweet, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, romance, dishonesty, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe
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The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden Baden. She didn't quite find herself there but had ...
Style: psychological, captivating, thought provoking, light, humorous ...
Plot: poet, novelist, manipulations, manipulation, infidelity, dishonesty, romance, lifestyle, love triangle, destructive relationship, family problems, drug smuggling ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
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69%
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Two Days (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A two days from the life of Pyotr Drozdov, a highly ranked official from Moscow, which he spends with young museum employee Masha.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental
Plot: romance, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, writer's life, writers, hung over, love at first sight, female director, librarian, minister, assistant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, europe
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49%
Burning Patience (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany, Portugal
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on Skármeta's book, this is the story of a poor postman in Isla Negra who befriends Pablo Neruda and asks his help writing poems to the woman of his dreams.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: politics, friends, friendship, love affair, looking for love, fall in love, small town, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, writer's life, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 150 min.
Story: This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, life, soviet, midlife crisis, couple relations, career, women, women in society, happiness, female friendship, working class ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, soviet union, ussr, new jersey ...
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47%
The Inner Life of Martin Frost (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain, Portugal, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A writer awakens one day to find a strange but beautiful woman in bed with him. He quickly falls in love with her, thinking he has found his muse, but as time passes she becomes more and more unattainable.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: introspection, couples, ghost, love and romance, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, fall in love, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, writer's life, passion, figment ...
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Mad Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Austria, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A "romantic comedy" based loosely on the suicide of the poet Henrich von Kleist in 1811.
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, romanticism ...
Plot: suicide pact, poet, suicide, love and romance, writer's life, couples, human nature, tragic love, loneliness, aristocracy, playwright, society ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1810s, 1700s
Place: germany, europe, prussia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Servant (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A servant falls in love with a girl whom his master also desires. Although the girl loves the servant, she also longs to improve her station in life.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, fall in love, social differences, love affair, couples, master and servant, power relations, society, love and romance, rich and poor, cinderella story ...
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44%
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Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, contemplative, offbeat ...
Plot: midlife crisis, self discovery, family life, writer's life, introspection, couple relations, family relations, couples, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
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43%
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Bahu Begum (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: On the day of her marriage, the bride goes missing. She ends up in a brothel, compelling her wealthy husband to pretend that all is well to keep the family's honor intact.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: parents and children, lifestyle, unfulfillment, love triangle, social differences, love and romance, family relations, romance, society, prostitute, unfulfilled love, true love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Chloe in the Afternoon (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The last of Rohmer's Six Moral Tales. Frederic leads a bourgeois life; he is a partner in a small Paris office and is happily married to Helene, a teacher expecting her second child. In the afternoons, Frederic daydreams about other women, but ...
Style: clever, psychological, stylized, talky, contemplative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, love and romance, infidelity, love affair, temptation, society, dishonesty, couple relations, human nature, daydreamer, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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42%
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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42%
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Dark Eyes (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the clownish and superfluous Romano Patroni leaves his wife's ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: family relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, social differences, impossible love, human nature, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, lovers apart, couples, society ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: russia, italy, europe
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41%
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Wake Up Sid (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Wake Up Sid! is the story of a lazy Mumbai college student who does absolutely nothing, with a turn of events will Sid realize his potential in this world and become a success in the fast-paced life of Mumbai.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: spoiled brat, age difference, social differences, fall in love, impossible love, family disapproval, love and romance, romance, society, bollywood, unfulfillment, coming of age ...
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
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A Railway Station for Two (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Platon Ryabinin, a pianist, is traveling by train to a distant town of Griboedov to visit his father. He gets off to have lunch during a twenty minute stop at Zastupinsk railway station. He meets Vera, a waitress, after he refuses to pay her for the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: love and romance, train, romance, nothing goes right, haunted by the past, false accusation, disorder, down on your luck, tragic love, station, chance meeting, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, soviet union, ussr
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39%
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Ruben, Ruben (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Peter De Vries. Story of an alcoholic, lecherous Scottish poet on a tour of New England Universities, where he goes from one bed and bottle to another.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, alcohol abuse, college, poet, power relations, bittersweet, writer's life, love and romance, unfulfillment, womanizer, artists and showbiz, college life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
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37%
Godard's Passion (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: While shooting a film, the director becomes interested in the unfolding struggle of a young factory worker that has been laid off by a boss who did not like her union activities.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: filmmaking, destructive relationship, infidelity, hotel, couple relations, obsession, showbiz, factory, celebrity culture, anti semitism, midlife crisis, performer's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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 ⇓
34%
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The Bohemian Life (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, France, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three penniless artists become friends in modern-day Paris: Rodolfo, an Albanian painter with no visa, Marcel, a playwright and magazine editor with no publisher, and Schaunard, a post-modernist composer of execrable noise.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, witty, touching, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, fall in love, immigrants, deportation, eviction, poet, unfulfillment, society, artists and showbiz, romance, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: humorous, realistic, sexy, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: reunion, romance, wedding, lifestyle, family relations, homecoming, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, couples, estrangement, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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32%
Messages from the Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A man witnesses the drastic changes in society as he goes back to the Alexandria of his youth.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: society, fall in love, romance, prostitute, homecoming, unfulfillment, speech impediment, friendship, bittersweet, love and romance, misfit, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, egypt
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31%
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Paper Soldier (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia, Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1961, a Soviet medical officer is conflicted about his position overseeing the health of future cosmonauts.
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, sincere, touching ...
Plot: military, space travel, moral dilemma, infidelity, crumbling marriage, power relations, space and aliens, soldier, love affair, couple relations, cosmonaut, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: russia, kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Numb (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hudson Milbank is a successful Hollywood screenwriter who suddenly and strangely finds himself without any emotional feelings. He tries doctor after doctor and shrink after shrink, but nothing works. The Golf Channel, lesbian exercise classes and a ...
Style: psychological, humorous, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, romance, introspection, couple relations, misfit, unfulfillment, therapy, family relations, depression, estrangement, fall in love, screenwriter ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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A Slave of Love (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Olga Voznesenskaya is a silent screen star whose pictures are so popular that underground revolutionaries risk capture to see them. She's in southern Russia filming a tear-jerker as the Bolsheviks get closer to Moscow. Although married, she ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, silent film, pre war
Plot: revolution, filmmaking, state affairs, love and romance, dishonesty, rebellion, romance, artists and showbiz, politics, journalism, war, battles ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, crimea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Meeting Venus (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Celebrated Swedish opera star Karin Anderson is slated to appear in an internationally-telecast production of Tannhauser. Ms. Anderson balks at the notion of working with obscure Hungarian conductor Zoltan Szanto. The much-anticipated production may ...
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious, contemplative
Plot: opera, actor's life, dishonesty, lifestyle, love and romance, chaos and mayhem, workplace situations, forbidden love, society, romance, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, hungary, sweden, france
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29%
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Illuminata (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's not finished, and intrigue starts that ...
Style: melancholic, stylized, artsy, intellectual, witty ...
Plot: farce, love and romance, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, theater, sex scene, critic, playwright, existentialism, transvestism, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
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Drift (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Man in relationship connects with another man and tries to make love-triangle work. (Canadian)
Style: sentimental, psychological, sincere, touching, sexual ...
Audience: date night, student film
Plot: love triangle, breakup, serial killer, novelist, introspection, love and romance, couples, fall in love, drug abuse, moral dilemma, starting over, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, california, los angeles
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28%
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SoulBoy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 1974. Amidst power cuts, strikes and boot-boy aggro on the football terraces, Joe McCain is bored of a life that's going nowhere. Enter hair-dresser Jane: blonde, beautiful, and moving to the beat of a whole new world of sound, movement and ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, psychological, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: nightlife, society, coming of age, youth, friendship, lifestyle, unfulfillment, music, buddies, soul music, small town, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
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27%
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A Merry War (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency, and his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. Gordon believes he is a genius, a marvelous poet and quits the ad agency, trying to live on his poems, but poverty soon comes to him.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: writers, poverty, pregnancy, poet, love and romance, lifestyle, writer's life, society, artists and showbiz, infidelity, workplace situations, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georgie Soloway, a pop hit love song writer who cannot love, himself, or others. He spends his days with various women flying his plane, and dropping in to the world around him.
Style: humorous, psychological, tragicomedy, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: rock, midlife crisis, social differences, showbiz, unfulfillment, musician's life, musician, paranoia, alienation, stream of consciousness, mentally unstable, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%