Movies like A Simple Heart

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A Simple Heart (2008)
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A Simple Heart (2008)
Original name: Un Cœur simple
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's children, her nephew Victor. But fate seems to always deny her from any love in return. Still she tries to find someone who'll accept her unconditional love.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, hopes, social differences, friends, family life, introspection, unfulfilled love, master and servant, power relations, servant, society, unfulfillment, bittersweet, female director, love, game, maid, virginity, bull, deaf, postman, parrot, death of loved one, provincial life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy

Most similar movies to A Simple Heart

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, society, friendship, hopes, friends, bittersweet and couples mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Simple Heart: The Black Velvet Gown (1991), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002), A Hidden Life (2001), Face (2002), The Other Son (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Black Velvet Gown (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a black velvet gown, and even educates her children. But ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: servant, housekeeper, love and romance, society, starting over, single parent, family relations, power relations, eviction, family life, social differences, working class ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1830s, 1840s
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, social differences, idealism, friendship, society, youth, family relations, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, school ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
A Hidden Life (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young girl, born and raised in an isolated farm, is brought to a small town to live with her cousins, her only relatives. Once in town, she encounters great difficulty adapting to city life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: social differences, teaching the ways of the world, master and servant, society, youth, strong female presence, estate, power relations, country girl, family relations, coming of age, female director ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, immigrants, family relations, opposites attract, friends, coming of age, family life, friendship, introspection, culture clash, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Other Son (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two men discover they were accidentally switched at birth.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, teenage boy, family problems, disorder, life turned upside down, parents and children, introspection, society, identity crisis, occupation, adolescence vs adulthood, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Simple Life (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The relationship between a middle-aged man (Andy Lau) and the elderly woman (Deanie Ip), who has been the family's helper for sixty years.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: maid, social differences, society, master and servant, family life, stroke, retirement home, power relations, oldtimer, producer, family relations, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Mohsen teaches French at the University of Tehran, and Hassan is a photographer. Mohsen and Hassan are also lovers, and in Iran they live in fear, as homosexuality is punishable by death. Tired of denying their love, Mohsen and Hassan flee Iran to ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: friendship, small town, hopes, love and romance, couples, friends, human nature, love affair, introspection, couple relations, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tai is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not ...
Style: sentimental, touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, rebelliousness, family life, interracial relations, danger, friends, teenage life, terrorism, adolescence vs adulthood, political unrest, israeli palestinian conflict, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Cold Water (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An outer suburb of Paris, 1972. Gilles and Christine, both sixteen, are classmates and lovers who have become frustrated with the aloofness of their families and the general monotony of their lives. When the pair are caught shoplifting, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: youth, family relations, rebelliousness, unfulfilled love, teenage life, romance, unfulfillment, kids in trouble, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: housekeeper, follow your dream, hopes, society, master and servant, love and romance, strong female presence, bittersweet, fall in love, culture clash, boss and employee, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Lady in Paris (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Estonia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Anne leaves Estonia to come to Paris as a caretaker for Frida, an elderly Estonian lady who emigrated to France long ago. Anne soon realizes that she is not wanted. All Frida wants from life is the attention of Stéphane, her younger former lover. ...
Style: touching, witty, serious, realistic
Plot: elderly, friendship, love and romance, unfulfillment, obnoxious boss, power relations, unfulfilled love, boss and employee, immigrants, solitude, bittersweet, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, estonia, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: friendship, ambition, follow your dream, teenage life, youth, family relations, hip hop, society, music, hopes, strong female presence, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, friends, family relations, couples, family problems, introspection, pregnancy, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, bittersweet, singleness, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 1K
Buddenbrooks (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Mid-19th-century, Baltic Sea port city of Lubeck, Germany. Follows the fourth generation of the Buddenbrook mercantile family as Tony and Thomas reach the age of marriage. Fatefully impeded every step of the way, the Buddenbrooks struggle as ...
Style: realistic, saga, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, family business, workplace, society, fall in love, parents and children, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, rivalry, inheritance, friendship, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Small World (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Conrad Lang, a handyman in a rich family - he has been raised like a brother with Thomas, who has the same age -, accidentally puts fire to the big holiday house he keeps. He returns to the town he grew up in, to the family home, where Philippe, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, mystery, haunted by the past, investigation, memory loss, family relations, intrigue, family life, flashback, rivalry, amateur detective, social differences ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 174
To Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Helen, Rose and Lili have survived the Holocaust and have never seen each other since the war has ended. In 1960, they meet again in Berck, France. They learn to enjoy together simple pleasures in life: nice meals, ballads on the beach, playing in ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: friendship, reunion, starting over, haunted by the past, human spirit, hopes, auschwitz, strong female presence, friends, sexless marriage, seaside, impotent husband ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 1960s, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 9K
The Hedgehog (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents her life and immediate circle, drawing trenchant and often ...
Style: contemplative, psychological, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, suicidal thoughts, introspection, child, youth, hopes, social differences, death wish, little girl, 11 year old, restaurant, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 202
Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: talky, emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, fall in love, unfulfilled love, introspection, sexual content, strong female presence, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 195
Sisters (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lyon, France in 1970s, Sibylle, Corinne, and Georgette are sisters who share everything, as they live with their Italian mother. Sibylle is the only blonde in the family, except for their father who abandoned them, and she feels isolated. She dreams ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: family relations, youth, parents and children, siblings relations, introspection, dysfunctional family, family problems, coming of age, single parent, obsessive quest, self discovery, godparent ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Women or Children First (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tom, a Spaniard, is married to Sylvie and lives a quiet but a bit boring life in the Britanny countryside (west of France). Trouble comes when Tom ex girlfriend reappears, asking for help, announcing him that she had a girl from him 9 years ago.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, midlife crisis, human nature, friends, couples, unfulfillment, fatherhood, ex girlfriend, boy, love, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Friend Victoria (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Aged eight, Victoria spends a night in the home of a wealthy white family; years later, she encounters them again and her life is changed forever.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: family life, adoption, hopes, society, youth, family relations, parents and children, destiny, rich and poor, class differences, family reunited, interracial couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Rising Place (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, life is a bitch, human nature, friendship, feminism, injustice, soldier, social differences, working class, pregnancy, society, interracial relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Week-ends (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It sometimes takes little to spoil a weekend in the country. A simple misunderstanding in a supermarket parking lot, a bad reaction, and there you go, everything is awry. Nothing is going well for Christine. Jean leaves her. Her oldest friends, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, touching ...
Plot: friendship, countryside, introspection, couple relations, self discovery, breakup, disorder, family problems, couples, life turned upside down, friends, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
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 611
The Puzzle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Maria's family give her a puzzle for her 50th birthday, and she loves it. Not only does the patient housewife have fun solving the puzzle, she's also really good at them. Overflowing with enthusiasm for her new-found passion, she goes back ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: puzzle, family relations, introspection, contests and competitions, family life, ambition, hopes, rise to the top, midlife crisis, dull life, bittersweet, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Go-Between (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An elderly man pieces together his childhood memories after finding his diary from 1900, which he wrote when he was 13 years old.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, rich and poor, social differences, friendship, estate, bittersweet, secret relationship, boy, reunion, childhood memory, innocence lost ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, year 1900
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Irene (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A video diary shot and recorded by the filmmaker, using little more than his imagination and the happenstance and flow of the everyday, finally layering in a lifetime of memories.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: introspection, couples, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, filmmaking, danger, dealing with death, artists and showbiz, unfulfilled love, loss of loved one ...
Time: year 1972
Place: europe, france, paris france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Time Of My Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 'Tot altijd' introduces us to a band of friends in the eighties, who spend their days enjoying their youth and turbulent (love) life. Years later, Thomas, a recent medicine graduate and Mario's closest friend, ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: family life, friendship, life is a bitch, buddies, terminal illness, family relations, rivalry, bittersweet, dealing with death, friends, unfulfillment, mercy killing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, ghent, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Great Expectations (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: A young boy called Pip stumbles upon a hunted criminal who threatens him and demands food. A few years later, Pip finds that he has a benefactor. Imagining that Miss Havisham, a rich lady whose adopted daughter Estella he loves, is the benefactor, ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, social differences, society, rise to the top, romance, power relations, generosity, hopes, rags to riches, orphan, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Magnificent Ambersons (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently widowed mother rekindles her relationship with the wealthy Eugene Morgan, who she left decades earlier in order to marry George's father. As ...
Style: captivating, touching, atmospheric, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, mischievous children, downfall, family life, human nature, parents and children, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, love and romance, romance, society ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
I Forgot to Tell You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie is a young woman with a troubled past. Her passion is painting, but she never had any formal training. Living in the South of France, she takes whatever work she can get to make ends meet. Then she befriends the elderly painter Jaume and he ...
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, elderly, hopes, self discovery, starting over, mental illness, golden years, bittersweet, alzheimer's disease, painting, intergenerational friendship, teacher student relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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