Movies like The Mermaid Chair

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The Mermaid Chair (2006)
 5.2
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The Mermaid Chair (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A married woman (Basinger) falls in love with a Benedictine monk.
Style: serious, sincere, romantic, touching, sexual, sexy, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mermaid, forbidden love, family relations, self discovery, clergy, romance, religions or cults, parents and children, love and romance, infidelity, family problems, haunted by the past, couples, homecoming, estrangement, family in crisis, pregnancy, death in the family, unfulfillment, monk, adultery, spirituality, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to The Mermaid Chair

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, romance and family problems mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Mermaid Chair: Sons & Lovers (2003), Finding Home (2003), The Scarlet Letter (1995), Nights in Rodanthe (2008), Twice in a Lifetime (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 191
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: realistic, serious, sincere, romantic
Plot: self discovery, family relations, writer's life, crumbling marriage, love and romance, romance, parents and children, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, unfulfillment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.5
 533
Finding Home (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Inheriting her grandmother's remote island Inn causes Amanda to re-evaluate her life and decisions.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, island, dysfunctional family, self discovery, homecoming, uncover truth, family problems, couples, family life, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, interracial relations, destructive relationship, pregnancy, infidelity, romance, extramarital affair, repression, social misfits, clergy, adultery, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, middle age romance, hotel, parents and children, infidelity, couples, true love, midlife crisis, marriage crisis, love story, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, breakup, working class, dysfunctional family, love affair, romance, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: village life, romance, infidelity, adultery, family life, family relations, love and romance, family problems, society, dishonesty, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Alexander the Last (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family problems, love and romance, love triangle, human nature, actor's life, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, couple relations, love affair, siblings relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.3
 40K
Endless Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
Style: touching, emotional, sexual, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love, teenage love, forbidden love, love and romance, teenage life, couple relations, love affair, teen romance, father daughter relationship, couples, tragic love, lust ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Aurora Borealis (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man struggles to correct his life after the death of his father.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, self discovery, starting over, introspection, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, family problems, elderly, northern lights, twentysomething life, family in crisis, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota, san diego california, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: extramarital affair, cheating on husband, sexually dissatisfied wife, sex scene, infidelity, forbidden love, adultery, couples, love affair, family problems, dull life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: forbidden love, self discovery, love affair, moral dilemma, human nature, family relations, hopes, musician's life, romance, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Unanswered Prayers (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his football career, Ben Beck returned to his Virginia small town and joined the family building firm. His family happiness with wife Lorrie and adolescent son Jessie is suddenly tested by the return of Ben's first high-school love, Ava ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, homecoming, couples, society, adultery, husband wife relationship, infidelity, father son relationship, seduction, family business, lovers reunited ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Never Forever (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an American woman begins a dangerous relationship with an attractive immigrant worker, in order to save her marriage, she finds her true self.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, erotic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: horny wife, adultery, family relations, deportation, infidelity, cheating wife, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, self discovery, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.4
 709
Woman Wanted (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A new woman comes between a widower and his adult son.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, love triangle, dysfunctional family, romance, hopes, opposites attract, unfulfillment, master and servant, dealing with death, love and romance, single parent, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.6
 405
Tempted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The strain of juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and successful paralegal have worn Emma Burke (Virginia Madsen) out. Thus it is that Emma welcomes the opportunity to briefly take leave of her Boston home and head for sunny Hawaii. It is ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, family relations, love affair, love triangle, fall in love, romance, dishonesty, parents and children, couples, last wish, infidelity, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 9K
The Greatest (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out ...
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, childhood sweetheart, family relations, crumbling marriage, teenage mother, youth, loss of son, family problems, death in the family, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 8K
Don't Move (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Spain, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While waiting for the brain surgery of his daughter Angela, victim of a motorcycle accident, the surgeon Timoteo recalls his torrid affair with and passion for Italia, a simple woman from slums in the periphery of the big city where he lives. The ...
Style: sexy, emotional, sincere, touching, erotic ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, pregnancy, fall in love, sexual relations, mistress, abortion, couple relations, husband wife relationship, love, passion, doubt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, parents and children, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 4.0
 532
Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, interracial relations, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, society, unfulfillment, hopes, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.0
 628
Julie Johnson (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A New Jersey housewife is dissatisfied with her everyday life because she is smarter than she or anyone else knows. While taking a computer class, Julie discovers her abilities and finds the courage to make dramatic life changes. This is a story of ...
Style: sincere, touching, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, lifestyle, follow your dream, forbidden love, road not taken, human nature, parents and children, feminism, couples, love and romance, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, homecoming, dysfunctional family, tragic love, best friends, parents and children, haunted by the past, couples, starting over, single parent, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 182
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: romance, reunion, wedding, homecoming, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, lifestyle, estrangement, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Prince of Tides (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, self discovery, haunted by the past, poet, football, therapy, family relations, domestic violence, island, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, southern usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 5.0
 7K
Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: obsession, forbidden love, young lovers, mental illness, romance, destructive relationship, teenage life, tragic love, couples, parents and children, coming of age, first love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud has the adoration of his mother Claire and his little brother Sam, as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, visually appealing, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love affair, afterlife, ghost, love and romance, siblings relations, a vision, sailing, unfulfillment, family problems, dealing with death, family relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, year 2010
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, last wish, estrangement, parents and children, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, coming of age, starting over, siblings relations, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 818
Satin Rouge (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, Lilia's life revolves solely around her teenage daughter, Salma. Whilst looking for Salma late one night, Lilia stumbles upon a belly dance cabaret and though initially reserved and taken aback by the culture of ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cabaret, nightclub, self discovery, fall in love, starting over, destructive relationship, hopes, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
After the Deluge (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Follows the stories of the four men of the Kirby family. As Alex's marriage breaks apart, Toby tries desperately to start a family, and Marty tries to kick-start his faded music career as well as find a meaningful relationship with someone his ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, family life, introspection, hopes, couples, family problems, mental illness, haunted by the past, family in crisis, couple relations, parents and children, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Never Say Goodbye (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Dev and Maya are both married to different people. Settled into a life of domestic ritual, and convinced that they are happy in their respective relationships, they still yearn for something deeper and more meaningful, which is precisely what they ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: bollywood, infidelity, couple relations, true love, love affair, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, couples, jealous spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Closing the Ring (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During the 1940s, a group of young men go off to war, leaving behind Ethel Ann, who is in love with one of them, Teddy. In modern-day Belfast, a man named Jimmy endeavors to return a ring found in the wreckage of a crashed plane. He travels to ...
Style: serious, touching, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: world war two, romance, couple relations, death in the family, optimism, couples, parents and children, wartime life, family problems, family relations, love and romance, battle ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%