Movies like Separate Ways

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Separate Ways (1981)
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Separate Ways (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A wife unhappy in her marriage begins an affair with an art student, unaware that her husband, a race driver, is also having an affair.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: infidelity, nightclub, marital crisis, college, romance, love and romance, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, down on your luck, student, female nudity, unfaithful husband, unfaithful wife, adultery, cult, bouncer, waitress, race car, exploitation ...
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Most similar movies to Separate Ways

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about couples, infidelity, love and romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment and love affair mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Separate Ways: The Touch (1971), Crystal River (2008), Existence (2000), Limbo (2010), You (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Touch (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, love triangle, small town, introspection, fall in love, moral dilemma, small town life, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.6
 211
Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: human nature, friendship, family problems, couples, mysterious character, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, friends, female director, bathing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.3
 620
Existence (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Astitva is a bold film with adultery. An ambitious male chauvinist and his loving wife are happily married but the guy is not able to give time to the family as he want to make it big in life. His work is of paramount importance to him. His work ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, breakup, family problems, unsupportive spouse, pregnancy, women's rights, seduction ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.9
 466
Limbo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sonia arrives in Trinidad with her two children to join her husband Jo who is working as an oil engineer. On the surface she lives a life of luxury in a large houses with servants. The days are uneventful and blend together into an everlasting ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: introspection, infidelity, family problems, couples, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, social relations, unfulfillment, strong female presence, monastery, female director, school ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 4.4
 157
You (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Michèle shares her life with Paul, her husband and work colleague. She has a lover, Thomas, a musician with whom she has been having a passionate affair for some time. Attracted by Thomass non-conformity and lust for life, Michèle abandons her ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, breakup, sexual promiscuity, life turned upside down, love affair, crumbling marriage, romance, infidelity, dishonesty, couples, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
 1K
Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: sincere, touching, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, redemption, couples, family relations, love affair, parents and children, couple relations, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Happy Ending (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The triumphs and failures of middle age as seen through the eyes of runaway American housewife Mary Wilson (Jean Simmons), a woman who believes that ultimate reality exists above and beyond the routine procedures of conscious, uninspired, everyday ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unsupportive spouse, impossible love, couple relations, family problems, estrangement, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: bahamas, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Change of Heart (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Beneath Jim Marshall's veneer as the all-American father and husband, lies a long suppressed desire that is about to ruin his idyllic family. When Elaine Marshall (Jean Smart) catches her husband and his lover in a hotel room, her anger quickly ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: chick flick
Plot: suburban life, suburbs, breakup, family problems, couples, family relations, love and romance, dishonesty, gender, betrayal, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 4.2
 202
Blue Money (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Handsome and successful Jim appears to have it all: he's married to the beautiful and supportive Lisa, has a healthy baby, and works a cool gig as the director of hardcore porno fare. Jim's seemingly perfect life starts to fall apart when ...
Style: cult film, realistic, serious, sexy, suspenseful ...
Plot: adult filmmaking, exploitation, unfaithful husband, adultery, dishonesty, infidelity, life turned upside down, couples, filmmaking, love affair, nudity (full frontal - brief), porn director ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Full Body Massage (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nina, an art dealer, has her weekly massage appointment and is surprised to find out her usual masseur, Douglas, has sent a replacement named Fitch. The pair develop an easy rapport during the session, with talk about past relationships. As Nina ...
Style: erotic, serious, sincere, talky, sexy ...
Plot: massage, dishonesty, femme fatale, love affair, infidelity, couple relations, fall in love, lovers reunited, love and romance, starting over, crumbling marriage, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.1
 489
Charlie Says (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The seemingly separate lives of a group of men intersect entwining the fates of each of them over the course of a week.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, love affair, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, infidelity, teachers and students, betrayal, celebrity culture, social relations, human nature, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 825
July Rhapsody (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lam Yiu Kwok, a Hong Kong secondary school teacher is facing a mid-life crisis. While he has only his pride and Chinese poetry to fall back on, his peers are successful businessmen and professionals who flaunt their extravagant lifestyles at reunion ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, moral dilemma, love affair, breakup, love and romance, infidelity, fall in love, teachers and students, tragic love, dishonesty, couples, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 572
Niagara Motel (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of struggling individuals cross paths at a low-rent motel in the tourist Mecca of Niagara Falls
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: culture clash, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, lifestyle, couples, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, love affair, addiction, love and romance, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 966
X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, romance, husband wife relationship, other woman, wife husband relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 80
Webdultery (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple in a failing marriage begin to cheat on each other using the power of the internet.
Style: emotional, sexy, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, extramarital affair, cheating wife, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Other Woman (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jill Plumley left her brilliant job as journalist when she married Derek, am important layer with a brilliant career. Now Jill is university teacher. But everything changes when she receive a message from her husbands' secretary and she start ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couples, love affair, murder, dishonesty, rivalry, mystery, investigation, unfulfillment, ambition, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 225
Summer Heat (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The young wife of a tobacco farmer falls in love with their handsome hired hand.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: deadly, murderous pair, romance, crimes, dishonesty, looking for love, love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 189
Istanbul (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, self discovery, romance, breakup, family problems, family relations, couples, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: budapest, istanbul turkey, budapest hungary, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Tear This Heart Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young girl recounts her girlhood and eventual marriage to a general of the Mexican revolution. by one of the most outstanding writers of the new feminist Mexican literature, it is at once a haunting novel of one woman's life and a powerful ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic, epic
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, crumbling marriage, family problems, rise to the top, love and romance, politics, breakup, crumbling relationship, state affairs, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Days and Clouds (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in Genoa, the film concerns the financial struggles and emotional strain that occur after Michele loses his job. He and his wife Elsa are forced to give up their affluent lifestyle and cope with the tensions of moving into a smaller home, ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: unemployment, ambition, lifestyle, downfall, self discovery, relationship vs career, crumbling marriage, romance, dysfunctional family, survival, family problems, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Sister-in-Law (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Robert and Edward are brothers involved in a web of adultery and deceit. They share Edward's wife and his mistress and a mission to deliver a package of jewels across the Canadian border, but the mission turns out to be deadly.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: exploitation, drug traffic, adultery, swimming pool, divorce, unsupportive spouse, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, crime, infidelity, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.2
 327
Inescapable (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jessie and Susan, and Chloe and Beth, who spend the weekend together and realize they are with the wrong partner. Susan and Beth were college roommates who are having a reunion at their former school. Susan travels up to Oregon with her current ...
Style: sexy, serious, erotic, realistic, sexual
Audience: girls' night
Plot: reunion, love affair, infidelity, romance, platonic, couples, dishonesty, lesbian, gays and lesbians, love and romance, gender, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 641
The City Below (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man and a woman at an art exhibition share a fleeting moment of attraction, which neither can act upon. Days later, a chance second meeting leads to an innocent coffee and the two strangers – both married - toy with their unexplainable ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, emotional, contemplative
Plot: unfaithful wife, infidelity, forbidden love, workplace, couple relations, love affair, crumbling marriage, moral dilemma, crimes of passion, couples, boss and employee, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, indonesia, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Camping sauvage (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Un camping au bord d'un lac pendant les vacances d'été. Camille, 17 ans, y traîne son ennui coincée entre ses parents et son petit ami. Elle rencontre Blaise, la quarantaine, tout juste embauché comme moniteur de voile. Camille et ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: summer camp, opposites attract, unlikely couple, couple relations, teenage life, dangerous attraction, rebelliousness, love affair, estrangement, couples, family problems, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sex, Lies & Obsession (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A high-school drama teacher struggles to keep her family together after she discovers her husband's sexual addiction.
Style: sincere, rough, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, prostitute, obsession, family problems, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, life is a bitch, addiction, love affair, couples, family relations, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 297
Hard Times (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the troubled son of an NGO worker refuses to take a test and announces that he is not leaving his room, his concerned mother asks one of her clients, a Cuban exile, for help in setting the boy straight. Gonzalo has decided to drop out of ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, disability, love and romance, couples, youth, unfulfillment, society, down on your luck, parents and children, dull life, ex convict, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 293
Always (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple, on the verge of proceeding with a divorce, find themselves questioning their decision to separate when fellow friends and neighbors, oblivious to their marital troubles, assemble at their house for a 4th of July Weekend party.
Style: clever, humorous, touching, sincere, talky ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), estrangement, family relations, breakup, thirtysomething life, crumbling marriage, love and romance, lifestyle, dishonesty, romance, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Someone I Touched (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A woman learns that her husband has been unfaithful and that he has acquired a venereal disease. Then she learns that, after years of trying, she is finally pregnant
Style: emotional, gloomy, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, extramarital affair, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couples, love triangle, syphilis, sexually transmitted disease, slapping, moustache, tv set ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.6
 130
One Night (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen New Yorkers go into a Friday night unaware of the fact that their lives are about to change.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, looking for love, infidelity, couple relations, couples, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, nightclub, meaning of life, male female relationship, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 728
Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: looking for love, redemption, infidelity, couple relations, couples, haunted by the past, love and romance, friendship, friends, bittersweet, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%