Movies like The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
 7.4
 31K
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet invasion occurs, all three flee to Switzerland. Sabina begins an affair, Tom continues womanizing, and Tereza, disgusted, returns to Czechoslovakia. Realizing his mistake, Tomas decides to chase after her.
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, clever, serious, realistic, melancholic, cerebral, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: infidelity, photographer, waitress, friendship, invasion, love triangle, mistress, womanizer, artist, communism, surgeon, fondling, fall in love, romance, friends, couple relations, suicide attempt, love and romance, love affair, bohemian life, couples, dishonesty, political unrest, state affairs, breasts ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: switzerland, central europe, usa, europe, soviet union, prague, california ...

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Most similar movies to The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, melancholic and talky films with plots about love and romance, couples, obsession, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe and pornography mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Unbearable Lightness of Being: The Age of Innocence (1993), Closer (2004), Secret Things (2002), Sex and Lucia (2001), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, forbidden love, high society, love triangle, countess, lawyer, romance, aristocracy, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love, lover ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 189K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, divorce, love affair, marriage, photographer, obsession, depression, passionate interest, love at first sight, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Secret Things (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two young women find themselves struggling to survive in Paris, street-wise Nathalie, a stripper, and naïve Sandrine, a barmaid. Together, they discover that sex can be used to their advantage, and pleasure.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: office, sex, friendship, perversion, voyeurism, womanizer, infidelity, bar, incest, orgy, seduction, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 33K
Sex and Lucia (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, captivating, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sexual relations, sex, lust, lesbian, island, hopes, strong sexual content, waitress, erection, romance, lifestyle, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
Style: sexy, sexual, romantic, philosophical, scenic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, artist, sexuality, polyamory, seduction, love and romance, self fulfillment, romance, sexual exploration, ex spouse, ex couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, barcelona spain, spain, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 15K
Damage (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, infidelity, forbidden love, love triangle, dangerous attraction, scandal, extramarital affair, voyeur, politician, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, brussels belgium, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, touching, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, love triangle, lovers reunited, family problems, couples, love affair, couple relations, unfulfillment, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, friendship, college, betrayal, unfaithful wife, love affair, couples, suburban life, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.7
 2K
Rendez-vous (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A woman and three men. Nina, who's come to Paris to act and sleeps with any man at hand, meets Paulot, a young estate agent; he's smitten. She also meets Paulot's flatmate Quentin, a compulsive who stalks her. To Paulot's jealous ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, sexual, sexy, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, obsession, ghost, love, lust, roommate, forbidden love, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 29K
Adore (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering ...
Style: sexy, emotional, captivating, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, fall in love, infidelity, sexual relations, parents and children, older woman younger man relationship, friendship, couples, sexual tension, love and romance, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 41K
Nine (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, filmmaking, memory, midlife crisis, sidewalk cafe, cabaret, femme fatale, designer, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, West Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks out other means of ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, love triangle, master and servant, obsession, social differences, adultery, betrayal, nurse, wheelchair, disability, country estate ...
Time: 1910s, 80s
Place: england, europe, france, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: touching, erotic, gloomy, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, romance, love affair, dishonesty, couples, human nature, lovers reunited, filmmaking, midlife crisis, unfulfilled love, sexual relations ...
Place: europe, italy, france, mexico, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 3K
XX/XY (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, college, romance, love and romance, couple relations, love triangle, haunted by the past, dishonesty, couples, buddies, friends ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993
Place: england, europe, new york, london, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Surviving Picasso (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: love triangle, womanizer, infidelity, painter, older man younger woman relationship, mistress, physical abuse, couple relations, artist, love and romance, love affair, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, france, europe, paris france, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The End of the Affair (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his ...
Style: intellectual, emotional, sexual, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, diary, passion, church, jealousy, temptation, love and romance, couple relations, mistress, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 3K
Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, romance, couples, terminal illness, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, city life, introspection, urban, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 15K
Feast of Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. It is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love, adultery, infidelity, heroin, loss of son, traffic jam, dancing, wedding, professor, marriage proposal, drug use ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set against Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would be circus performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michele, a painter driven to a life ...
Style: touching, feel good, romantic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, rise and fall, life is a bitch, painting, blind character, love, dishonesty, beggar, painter ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 21K
Elegy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Style: sincere, serious, suspenseful, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: teachers and students, obsession, love and romance, age difference, infidelity, critic, cuban, hedonism, sexual attraction, possessiveness, danger, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Delta of Venus (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A struggling American writer and a fellow American expatriate begin a sordid affair among the chaos and discord of 1940 Paris, France on the brink of World War II.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, jealousy, violence, secret, soldier, romance, sex, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, destructive relationship, writer's life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, england, mexico, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.4
 3K
Zandalee (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes enmeshed in a sensual, passionate and destructive affair.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, love triangle, dangerous attraction, family problems, love, sexual attraction, extramarital affair, passion, dysfunctional marriage, tragic love, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 25K
To the Wonder (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Plot: womanizer, romance, love affair, homecoming, crumbling marriage, couple relations, introspection, starting over, love and romance, love triangle, love story, emotionless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, oklahoma, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.7
 8K
5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: divorce, rape, infidelity, marriage, sex, voyeurism, cheating wife, romance, wedding, couples, family problems, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, sicily, paris france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Walk on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.
Style: touching, sexy, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, first kiss, adultery, coming of age, hippie, mother daughter relationship, moon landing, family relations, youth, couples, love affair, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: new york, woodstock, usa, new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 9K
High Art (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, couples, photographer, magazine, drug abuse, addiction, romance, love, coming of age, redemption, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 6K
Blue Sky (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Plot: mental illness, infidelity, military life, couples, dysfunctional marriage, family problems, romance, couple relations, love affair, adultery, husband wife relationship, military base ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, adultery, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 2K
Guinevere (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic, touching ...
Plot: photographer, dysfunctional family, protege, bohemian, older man younger woman relationship, romance, coming of age, hopes, fall in love, celebrity culture, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 16K
Betty Blue (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Betty Blue, a mentally unbalanced and sexually aggressive free spirit who becomes involved with Zorg, a repairman moonlighting as a writer. The two engage in a variety of sexual encounters, and grow more passionate toward each other. Betty finds ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, restaurant, beach, borderline personality disorder, romance, tragic love, misfit, manic, strong sexual content, love affair, couples, uncontrollable ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%