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Love Is Strange (2014)
 6.7
 11K
Love Is Strange (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Greece, Brazil
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After 39 years together, Ben and George finally tie the knot, but George loses his job as a result, and the newlyweds must sell their New York apartment and live apart, relying on friends and family to make ends meet.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, tragic ending, melancholic, intense, romantic, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Plot: homosexuality, wedding, couple relations, family problems, couples, gender, gays and lesbians, disorder, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, forceful separation, gay, teacher, hospital, school, painter, party, homosexual, old man, accident, russian, choir, teenage boy, high school student, female writer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, melancholic and serious films with plots about love and romance, couples, couple relations, life philosophy, storytelling, relationships and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Love Is Strange: Keep the Lights On (2012), The Perez Family (1995), Like Crazy (2011), Last Night (2010), Torch Song Trilogy (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Keep the Lights On (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An emotionally and sexually charged journey through the love, addiction, and friendship of two men. Documentary filmmaker Erik and closeted lawyer Paul meet through a casual encounter, but they find a deeper connection and become a couple. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: coming out, phone sex, gay, documentary filmmaking, gays and lesbians, lgbt, drug abuse, couples, coping, looking for love, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2006, year 2003, year 1998 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Perez Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of the Mariel boat lift -- a hurried exodus of refugees from Cuba going to America -- an immigration clerk accidentally presumes that dissident Juan Raul Perez and Dorita Evita Perez are married. United by their last name and a mutual ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: prostitute, mistaken identity, reunion, political prisoner, immigration, immigrants, destiny, romance, politics, couple relations, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba, usa, florida, latin america, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.7
 55K
Like Crazy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, couple relations, customs, parents, romance, forceful separation, love affair, long distance relationship, blogger, chair, depression, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Told from the male perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: career change, urban, love affair, disintegration, couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, couple relations, aunt nephew relationship, flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 6.6
 44K
Last Night (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Style: melancholic, emotional, romantic, sexy, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, temptation, cheating wife, lovers reunited, love and romance, couple relations, trust, moral dilemma, marriage, family problems, old love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him.
Style: touching, talky, humorous, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: transvestism, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, gay, romance, gender bending, couples, dishonesty, true love, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: aids, friendship, gay, lifestyle, gender, writer's life, friends, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Perfect Ending (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This intimate drama follows Rebecca, a woman who has kept her sexuality a secret from her friends but chooses to reveal it to a stranger. While Rebecca's revelations may not yield the results she expects, a perfect ending is still in reach.
Style: sexy, sincere, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, coming out, lesbian interest, lesbian relationship, strong sexual content, homosexuality, self discovery, gays and lesbians, lgbt, love affair, couples, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, lovers reunited, love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, couples, family problems, love affair, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.6
 9K
Open Hearts (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Cecilie and Joachim are about to get married when a freak car accident leaves Joachim disabled, throwing their lives into a spin. The driver of the other car, Marie, and her family don’t get off lightly, either. Her husband Niels works in the ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, family problems, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, destructive relationship, couple relations, romance, life is a bitch, disability, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.6
 25K
Weekend (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, talky ...
Plot: gay relationship, gays and lesbians, homosexual, weekend, gay club, gay love, lgbt, homosexuality, gay, encounter, realism, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Dinner with Friends (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A husband and wife reevaluate their marriage after their closest friends, another couple decide to split up after twelve years.
Style: talky, clever, tense, biting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, introspection, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, friends, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, yuppie, family problems, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 13K
Breathe In (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.
Style: sincere, serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating
Plot: midlife crisis, party, confrontation, couples, musician's life, family problems, infidelity, power relations, human nature, introspection, life turned upside down, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 34K
Two Lovers (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A depressed man moves back in with his parents following a recent heartbreak and finds himself with two women.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicide attempt, love triangle, neighbor, new year's eve, romance, desire, young lovers, seduction, lust, couples, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 4K
Heights (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, witty, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, lifestyle, introspection, actor's life, urban, dishonesty, couples, youth, hopes, city life, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Steam: The Turkish Bath (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Francesco and Marta run a husband-and-wife design company in Rome. When Francesco's aunt dies in Instanbul he travels there to sort out the hamam turkish steam bath that she left him. He finds a love and warmth in his realtives' Instanbul ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, reflective ...
Plot: coming out, gay, murder, homosexuality, culture clash, self discovery, vengeance, couple relations, romance, love and romance, parents and children, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: turkey, italy, rome italy, middle east, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Conversations with Other Women (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to ...
Style: sexy, touching, humorous, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wedding, bridesmaid, romance, lovers reunited, infidelity, couple relations, unfulfilled love, love and romance, hopes, couples, male female relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 401
Whirlwind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A hot, young and charming man with ulterior motives enters the lives of a tight-knit group of gay men in New York City and at first adds excitement and intrigue to their group, but events soon spiral out of control as he deliberately attempts to ...
Style: sexual, sexy, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, gay couple, gay relationship, love and romance, gays and lesbians, manipulations, couple relations, friends, dishonesty, couples, emotionless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, sexual, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, self discovery, pregnancy, love triangle, tantrum, bisexual, gays and lesbians, lgbt, sexual exploration, gender ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967
Place: ohio, new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, friendship, gay, death, lgbt, love and romance, life is a bitch, friends, gender, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, relationships, love, happy ending, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, introspection, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 1K
Watercolors (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Carter, a troubled teen stays with a friend of his dads and starts flirting with her son Danny. After the weekend school returns, however Carter a school jock tells Danny he does not want to be seen with him at school. Their relationship grows ...
Style: serious, sincere, sexual, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage love, coming out, gays and lesbians, best friends, youth, gender, tragic love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, athlete's life, friends, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, love triangle, destructive relationship, romance, betrayal, unfulfillment, couple relations, forbidden love, soldier, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Last Chance Harvey (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In London for his daughter's wedding, a struggling jingle-writer, Harvey Shine, misses his plane to New York, and thus loses his job. While drowning his sorrows in the airport pub, Harvey meets Kate, a British government worker stuck in an ...
Style: touching, witty, feel good, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, american in the uk, romance, weekend, love and romance, one last chance, family relations, wedding preparations and rituals, down on your luck, parents and children, life is a bitch, unlikely relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, couples, love affair, disintegration, postmodernism, breakup, life turned upside down, family relations, romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.7
 434
Wrecked (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: An edgy drama about a gay teen's tumultuous decent into drugs and anonymous sex, Wrecked smashes cinematic taboos while it spins its cautionary tale. Ryan is an earnest 18-year-old trying to develop a career as an actor and getting his life on ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, impossible love, teenage love, teenage life, couples, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, drugs/alcohol, love triangle, drug abuse, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: melancholic, sexy, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: homosexuality, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, gay relationship, tragic love, homosexual, cowboy, love and romance, male nudity, gay slur, unlikely couple, lovers ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: usa, wyoming, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Unhook the Stars (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Widowed mother Mildred must suddenly redefine herself and find an outlet for her nurturing side when her adult daughter moves out of the family home. Though Mildred thinks she's found her purpose when her neighbor, overworked single mother ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, starting over, sandwich, surrogate mother, little boy, suburban life, human nature, introspection, single parent, self discovery, couples, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, new jersey, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: addiction, alcoholic, yuppie, rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, romance, family, irresponsible, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, couple relations, step siblings ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Taiwanese-American man is happily settled in New York with his American boyfriend. He plans a marriage of convenience to a Chinese woman in order to keep his parents off his back and to get the woman a green card. Chaos follows when his parents ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, wedding, generation gap, homosexual, gay couple, coming out, wedding night, culture clash, loveless marriage, immigrants, sexuality, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, new york, usa, asia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%