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The Touch (1971)
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The Touch (1971)
Original name: Beröringen
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
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: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, infidelity, forbidden love, love triangle, romance, human spirit, love and romance, fall in love, mental illness, couples, family problems, introspection, moral dilemma, small town, crumbling marriage, human nature, mentally unstable, small town life, dishonesty, hopes, unfulfillment, couple relations, destructive relationship, road not taken, love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, sweden, eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and gloomy films with plots about couples, unfulfillment, infidelity, family problems, crumbling marriage, love and romance and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Touch: After the Rehearsal (1984), The Passion of Anna (1969), Signs & Wonders (2000), Limbo (2010), Face to Face (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
After the Rehearsal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, psychological, clever ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, hopes, love and romance, aging, dishonesty, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, human nature, family in crisis, introspection ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Passion of Anna (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends a married couple also in the midst of psychological turmoil. In turn he meets Anna, who is grieving the recent deaths of her husband and son. ...
Style: bleak, psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, depression, couples, island, solitude, love affair, architect, destiny, friendship, chaos and mayhem, love and romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Signs & Wonders (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Under the influence of signs and premonitions, a man allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with his colleague.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, emotional, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, introspection, love affair, love triangle, family problems, couples, destructive relationship, couple relations, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, greece, germany, france, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.0
 491
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: couples, family problems, infidelity, introspection, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, social relations, monastery, strong female presence, love affair, crab ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 7.5
 6K
Face to Face (1976)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sensitive exploration of the tragic irony of the psychiatrist suffering with mental illness.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, contemplative
Plot: hospital, attempted rape, suicide attempt, mental breakdown, hallucination, family problems, couples, hysteria, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 70s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.1
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 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: realistic, touching, bleak, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, crumbling marriage, vengeance, couples, family relations, dishonesty, introspection, parents and children, love affair, redemption, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Made during Bergman's tax-related exile in Germany, the film continues the story of Katarina and Peter Egermann, the feuding, childless, professional couple who appear in one episode of "Scenes From A Marriage." After Peter ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing, bleak
Plot: murder, dream, death, infidelity, mental illness, dysfunctional family, obsession, couple relations, prostitute, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.8
 1K
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: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, haunted by the past, romance, husband wife relationship, other woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus, is ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: island, mental illness, schizophrenia, incest, insanity, electroshock therapy, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, self destructing, estrangement, in-laws, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 8.1
 25K
Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, faith, priest, winter, pastor, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, dishonesty, hopes, clergy, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: eastern europe, sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, couple relations, family problems, couples, family in crisis, vegetarian, rape, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Best Intentions (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Norway, Iceland
Duration: 182 min.
Story: The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. In 1909, poor theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom, the daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding Henrik becomes a priest in the north of Sweden. After a few ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional, talky ...
Plot: clergy, wedding, infidelity, dysfunctional family, self discovery, love and romance, social differences, love affair, romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Kira's Reason: A Love Story (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Kira and Mads try to work out their marriage, after Kira has been two years in a mental institution, but is she really ready for the real world?
Style: serious, talky, psychological, clever, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, depression, family problems, starting over, family relations, mentally unstable, dysfunctional family, real world, human nature, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: couples, life is a bitch, introspection, family relations, family life, human nature, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, mental illness, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 676
Heaven's Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two couples, old friends, end up in a heated debate over adultery at a dinner party.
Style: psychological, talky, realistic, captivating, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, best friends, couples, estrangement, unfulfillment, society, anniversary, couple relations, introspection, family problems, marriage ...
Place: sweden, denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
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Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, tense, sincere, gloomy, lyrical ...
Plot: adultery, betrayal, infidelity, love affair, custody, fall in love, crumbling marriage, family problems, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, denmark, france, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.0
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Shame (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrives.
Style: psychological, bleak, biting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: island, soldier, war, civil war, politics, betrayal, survival, on the run, crumbling marriage, battles, chaos and mayhem, introspection ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: eastern europe, scandinavia, sweden, israel, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.6
 215
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: realistic, serious, touching, cult film
Plot: infidelity, nightclub, marital crisis, couples, family problems, romance, lifestyle, unsupportive spouse, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Dancing in the Dark (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "To all outward appearances, Edna Cormick (Martha Henry) is the perfect housewife.... She's married to a man who'll stand up in public and say, "This is my wife," so that there'll be no confusion ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, hospital, murder, infidelity, family relations, couples, family problems, graphic violence, crimes, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Abraham's Valley (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Switzerland
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend. They move to the Valley of Abraham. Carlo loves her, but decides to ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: family problems, couples, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, couple relations, introspection, obsession, unfulfilled love, social differences, unfulfillment, obsessive quest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 975
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, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, moral dilemma, love affair, infidelity, family problems, midlife crisis, breakup, fall in love, teachers and students, love and romance, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 860
Gilles' Wife (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Gilles' wife, Elise, who smiles when she thinks of him, cooks and scrubs and cheerfully makes love to him, suspects during her third pregnancy that he is having an affair with her coquettish younger sister, Victorine. Elise suffers, usually in ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, betrayal, sister sister relationship, extramarital affair, jealousy, dysfunctional family, love affair, human nature, couples, family problems, society ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
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The Rite (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A judge in an unnamed country interviews three actors, together and singly, provoking them while investigating a pornographic performance for which they may face a fine. Their relationships are complicated: Sebastian, volatile, a heavy drinker, in ...
Style: serious, surreal, sexy, clever, sexual ...
Plot: dishonesty, society, love and romance, performer's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, couples, love triangle, couple relations, infidelity, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 4.7
 172
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, cheating wife, sexual promiscuity, life turned upside down, love affair, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, romance, family relations, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 465
The Spectator (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Valeria is a passive onlooker to her own life in Turin, and she grows so obsessed with the activities of her neighbor Massimo that when he moves to Rome she decides to follow him. There she meets and unexpectedly befriends Massimo's companion ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, contemplative
Plot: voyeurism, love triangle, destructive relationship, fall in love, obsession, friendship, forbidden love, redemption, stalking, dishonesty, romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, tense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, breakup, dysfunctional marriage, marital problem, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Behind the Mask (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Bob Shushan is an overworked and absent father who runs a centre for the mentally and physically challenged. When Shushan suffers a heart attack, his life is saved by James Jones, a young patient at the center. The two men forge a friendship and ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, touching
Plot: love and romance, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, single parent, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, mentally unstable, hopes, family problems, couples, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Young Lady Chatterley (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cynthia inherits a large estate and moves in. She reads her aunt's diary and finds out how she was taught in the ways of love by her gardener in 1901 at the age of 21. She decides to continue the fruitful relationship and gets it on with the ...
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: estate, infidelity, social differences, mate swapping, romance, love and romance, sexual relations, love triangle, fall in love, looking for love, love affair, looking for sex ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 14
Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, contemplative
Plot: introspection, family problems, couple relations, destructive relationship, human nature, couples, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love, abuse, family relations, urban setting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Personal Belongings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Doctor Ana lives alone because she couldn't bear to leave Cuba when her family sailed away on a raft to the US. Ernesto lives in his car with his belongings in a small case, traveling from embassy to embassy trying to fulfill his dream of ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental
Plot: impossible love, love affair, hopes, romance, love and romance, immigrants, society, couples, couple relations, fall in love, introspection, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%