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The Bridge (1999)
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The Bridge (1999)
Original name: Un pont entre deux rives
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 Claire Daboval, the family is terribly short on money, so when Georges is offered construction work on a massive bridge project, he immediately accepts, even though the job site is far enough away that he'll only be able to come home on weekends. One day, while taking in a matinee screening of West Side Story, Mina meets a man named Matthias, an engineer associated with the bridge project. It's love at first sight for the both of them, and while Mina has no desire to hurt Georges, who is a good and decent man, she has found another good and decent man whom she loves even more. Tommy, on the other hand, has to deal with this crisis in his parents' marriage while he's sorting out his own infatuation with Ms. Daboval's daughter, Lisbeth.
Style: gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, forbidden love, romance, family relations, couple relations, love triangle, parents and children, love and romance, dull life, looking for love, midlife crisis, love affair, family problems, couples, opposites attract, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, break up, adultery, separation, cleaning lady, son, breakup, movie theatre ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, normandy

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Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: family business, factory, love affair, forbidden love, social differences, society, couples, tragic love, fall in love, infidelity, crumbling marriage, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 1900s, 30s ...
Place: switzerland, europe, france, paris france
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Changing Times (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mademoiselle Chambon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Véronique Chambon (Sandrine Kiberlain), a single schoolteacher and Jean (Vincent Lindon), discover an unexpected bond that causes them to question the direction of their lives. They move in different social circles but their relationship develops ...
Style: serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, fall in love, obsession, infidelity, family relations, family problems, unfulfillment, small town, social differences, teacher, couples ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
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Plot: love triangle, fall in love, family relations, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, extramarital affair, parents and children, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, marseille
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50%
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The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
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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 ...
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43%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy, psychological ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious
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Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, bittersweet, fall in love, love and romance, aging ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Veteran French director Agnes Varda's Le Petit Amour is based on a short story by actress/songstress Jane Birkin. Birkin herself plays the main character, a loving but lonely 40-year-old divorcee. Her life is brightened a bit by the presence of ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Feelings (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two seemingly happily married French couples are forced to contend with a number of issues.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy
Plot: adultery, love affair, infidelity, fall in love, love triangle, starting over, life turned upside down, romance, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Best Intentions (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Norway, Iceland
Duration: 182 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Heartbeat (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The mistress (Catherine Deneuve) of a wealthy man misses material comforts when she leaves him for a younger lover.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, seduction, destructive relationship, romance, couples, crumbling marriage, infidelity, unfulfillment, society, love and romance, love affair, tragic love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Duration: 99 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, intense, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, romance, dull life, family relations, fall in love, family drama, destiny, true love, love affair ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 536
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 994
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Man of My Life (2006)
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Country: France, Italy
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Style: emotional, realistic, sexy, psychological, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, realistic, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1830s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 8K
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Two English Girls (1971)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, sentimental, talky
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Torrents of Spring (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: gloomy, clever, emotional, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, love triangle, estate, cinderella story, social differences, love affair, store, fall in love, infidelity, tragic love, lovers reunited, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, germany, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Kiss Me Again (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A look at the lives of Carlo, Giulia, and their friends some 10 years after the events of L'Ultimo bacio.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, love affair, true love, hopes, dishonesty, breakup, family life, human nature, parents separation, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
At the Midnight Hour (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Wealthy widower Richard Keaton engages young widow Elizabeth 'Liz' Guinness as the 4th consecutive nanny for his pre-teen, equally science-devoted son Andrew, with instructions to disturb neither. She learns of mother Alycia's fatal ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Love on a Pillow (1962)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young girl rescues a man from a suicide attempt. He turns out to be a sociopath, who begins to take over her life, abusing her both verbally and emotionally, yet she can't seem to tear herself away from him.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
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Time: 60s
Place: france, paris france, italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: sincere, psychological, emotional, tense, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 3K
Come Undone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Anna is an accountant for an important insurance firm and lives with her longterm lover Alessio - a man who longs for a stable longterm relationship with children, home, etc. Anna, feeling as though the fire has fizzled in that relationship takes up ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: extramarital affair, sexually dissatisfied wife, infidelity, forbidden love, adultery, couples, love affair, sex scene, family problems, dull life, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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