Movies like The Mermaid Chair

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The Mermaid Chair (2006)
 4.7
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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, sexy, realistic, sexual
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mermaid, forbidden love, family relations, self discovery, clergy, romance, parents and children, love and romance, couples, infidelity, family problems, family in crisis, haunted by the past, homecoming, estrangement, religions or cults, pregnancy, death in the family, unfulfillment, monk, adultery, spirituality, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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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 sincere films with plots about love and romance, couples, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, family problems and husband wife relationship 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.
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 208
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: serious, realistic, romantic, sincere
Plot: family relations, self discovery, couples, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, dysfunctional family, romance, crumbling marriage, writer's life, love and romance, death in the family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.3
 577
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, uncover truth, self discovery, homecoming, dysfunctional family, introspection, parents and children, family life, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, clergy, infidelity, betrayal, romance, extramarital affair, repression, social misfits, adultery ...
Time: 17th century
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, middle age romance, romance, hotel, parents and children, love story, infidelity, couples, true love, midlife crisis, marriage crisis, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, working class, dysfunctional family, breakup, romance, love affair, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 ...
Plot: adultery, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, village life, romance, infidelity, family relations, family life, family problems, couple relations, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family problems, love and romance, human nature, love triangle, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, actor's life, lifestyle, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: moral dilemma, self discovery, forbidden love, love affair, hopes, romance, musician's life, love and romance, family relations, human nature, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: starting over, friendship, self discovery, haunted by the past, introspection, elderly, family problems, midlife crisis, northern lights, aging, buddies, golden years ...
Time: contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, san diego california, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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: cheating on husband, sexually dissatisfied wife, extramarital affair, sex, sex scene, infidelity, forbidden love, adultery, couples, love affair, family problems, dull life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.2
 44K
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: romantic, touching, emotional, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love, forbidden love, teenage love, love and romance, teen romance, couple relations, love affair, love story, father daughter relationship, couples, teenage life, desire ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Never Forever (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 104 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: realistic, emotional, serious, erotic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: horny wife, trying to get pregnant, adultery, family relations, deportation, infidelity, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, family problems, self discovery, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, atmospheric, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, homecoming, love and romance, couples, society, adultery, husband wife relationship, infidelity, seduction, father son relationship, lovers reunited, family business ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.5
 459
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: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, fall in love, love affair, family relations, love triangle, parents and children, couples, dishonesty, romance, last wish, infidelity, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.0
 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, erotic, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, pregnancy, sexual relations, fall in love, mistress, abortion, couple relations, doubt, husband wife relationship, passion, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.5
 763
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: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, bittersweet, family relations, estrangement, family problems, couples, hopes, unfulfillment, society, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.2
 664
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: emotional, realistic, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, interracial relations, death in the family, haunted by the past, family problems, society, hopes, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, betrayal, pregnancy, fall in love, love affair, parents and children, haunted by the past, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, dysfunctional family, tragic love, homecoming, best friends, couples, haunted by the past, parents and children, life is a bitch, orphan, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.1
 684
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, realistic, touching, clever, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, follow your dream, lifestyle, forbidden love, couples, love and romance, human nature, feminism, parents and children, road not taken, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.8
 194
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: realistic, sexy, humorous, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, wedding, family relations, lifestyle, homecoming, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couples, estrangement, unfulfillment, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.8
 5K
Stricken (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Handsome Dutchman Stijn is the star of an advertising agency with his buddy Frenk and a hot womanizer. The boys start their own agency and Stijn marries colleague Carmen, who accepts his incurable greed for truly meaningless one-night-stands. Even ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: husband wife relationship, self discovery, cancer, infidelity, womanizer, adultery, crumbling relationship, family problems, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, love and romance, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, american football, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, domestic violence, therapy, family relations, poet, football, haunted by the past, self discovery, island ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, southern usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 4.9
 8K
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, sexy, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: obsession, young lovers, forbidden love, mental illness, romance, couples, destructive relationship, teenage life, tragic love, parents and children, coming of age, first love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 858
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: serious, touching, sincere, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nightclub, cabaret, starting over, self discovery, fall in love, hopes, introspection, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, touching ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, family life, hopes, family problems, couples, couple relations, family in crisis, parents and children, mental illness, haunted by the past, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, last wish, parents and children, husband wife relationship, coming of age, unfulfillment, starting over, dealing with death, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, single parent, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, couples, love and romance, elderly, gender, estrangement, family problems, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san diego california, los angeles, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, suspenseful, touching, realistic
Plot: world war two, optimism, couples, romance, death in the family, couple relations, family relations, family problems, love and romance, wartime life, parents and children, battles ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 2K
Save Me (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A sex and drug addicted young man who is forced into a Christian-run ministry in an attempt to cure him of his "gay affliction", where instead he is faced with the truth in his heart and spirit.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: forbidden love, sex addict, self discovery, gender, society, love and romance, hopes, religions or cults, drug abuse, haunted by the past, gay, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%