Movies like Such Is Life

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Such Is Life (2000)
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Such Is Life (2000)
Original name: Así es la vida...
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on the Greek tragedy MEDEA, this is a present day Mexican version, set in the seediest possible milieu of Mexico City. A woman abandoned by her husband, is thrown out of her apartment by her landlord - who is also her husband's new father-in-law. She is also about to lose custody of her two children to her husband, a low-life, second-rate boxer and opportunist. With the help of her godmother, she plans to take revenge on her husband.
Style: touching, melancholic, sentimental, romantic, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: father daughter relationship, revenge, betrayal, adultery, tragedy, infidelity, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional marriage, murder, divorce, boy, family relations, mother daughter relationship, vengeance, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, extramarital affair, abandoned by father, begging, tragic love, relationship problems, family problems, forbidden love, unrequited love, family life ...
Place: mexico city

Most similar movies to Such Is Life

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and touching films with plots about adultery, infidelity, family relations, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, love and romance and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Such Is Life: The World of the Married (2020), Ardor (2002), Antares (2004), Five Times Two (2004), Obsession (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The World of the Married (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
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Story: Ji Sun Woo is a family medicine doctor. She is married to Lee Tae Oh and they have a son. She seems to have everything, including a successful career and a happy family, but she is betrayed by her husband and others. Meanwhile, Lee Tae Oh dreams of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: adultery, married couple, infidelity, sex, extramarital affair, betrayal, doctor, seduction, director, marriage, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea
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Ardor (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In revenge for her husband's infidelity, a young beautiful housewife, Mi-heun, starts an affair with an attractive young doctor, In-gyu. Despite her husband's efforts to regain her love and the disapproval by the conservative little town, ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, suspense, captivating
Plot: extramarital affair, forbidden love, domestic violence, divorce, infidelity, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, love, doctor, marital infidelity, adulterous husband, love story ...
Place: seoul
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46%
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Antares (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Austria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A deadly car crash sets off three parallel stories of women at crisis points, faltering behind the doors of the same, plain Vienna apartment block.
Style: erotic, psychological, disturbing, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, betrayal, explicit sex, family relations, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, sexual relations, male female relationship, extramarital affair, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 10K
Five Times Two (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: divorce, adultery, infidelity, rape, wedding, childbirth, family life, up and down relationship, romance, introspection, family problems, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, sicily, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Obsession (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Simone inherits a dilapidated farmhouse in France and makes her way there with her husband Eric and their two children. Her dream is to turn the house into a bed and breakfast but as the hectic pace of the rebuilding gets underway, she gets caught ...
Style: suspense, touching, captivating, melancholic
Plot: love triangle, cheating wife, older woman younger man sex, husband wife conflict, infidelity, blackmail, adultery, husband wife relationship, unwanted pregnancy, country house, home renovation, extramarital affair ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Polish Wedding (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film centers on a big Polish family. Jadzia is the mother and the ruler of the Pzoniak family (she has five children). Though she's happily married to Bolek, she is also having a long-time affair with Roman. Her young daughter Hala is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, wedding, pregnancy, family relations, family life, love affair, romance, parents and children, couples, coming of age, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, detroit, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
His Secret Life (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Antonia's husband Massimo is killed in a car accident, she accidentally discovers that he has been having a same-sex affair with a produce wholesaler named Michele.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, aids, transsexual, friendship, infidelity, adultery, manipulation, human nature, love affair, dishonesty, understanding, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, milan italy, amsterdam, london, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
36%
Madame Bovary (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, sexy, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, family relations, village, maid, family life, village life, life is a bitch, tragic hero, love affair, destructive relationship, dull life ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1850s, 18th century, 70s
Place: normandy, europe, france, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Basil (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England struggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, light, sincere ...
Plot: betrayal, fall in love, unrequited love, unfulfilled love, friendship, couples, romance, love affair, society, secret, father daughter relationship, adultery ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, cornwall, yorkshire, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, marriage, friendship, betrayal, forbidden love, family problems, love affair, adultery, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they ...
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, art house, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: adultery, loneliness, love affair, newspaper, forbidden love, romance, infidelity, human nature, marriage, coincidence, neighbor, guilt ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1962
Place: hong kong, japan, singapore, asia, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Virgin of Lust (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 151 min.
Story: In Vera Cruz in the 1940s, Nacho, an Indian, waits tables at Don Lázaro's café at Hotel Ofélia. He falls for Lola, an opium-addicted, alcoholic whore who's hopelessly in love with Gardenia Wilson, a masked wrestler who slept with her ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, surreal, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, prostitute, destructive relationship, love triangle, femme fatale, power relations, tragic love, addiction, lifestyle, life is a bitch, drug abuse, male female relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Crooked Hearts (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The father of a family has a an affair. This affects every member of the family.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, youth, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, family life, eccentric family, family in crisis, human spirit ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, los angeles, florida, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tita is passionately in love with Pedro, but her controlling mother forbids her from marrying him. When Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, surreal, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cooking and food, magic realism, wedding, cooking, forbidden love, family tradition, chocolate, infidelity, marriage, jealousy, mexican revolution, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1890s, 19th century
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: touching, scenic, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, cheating wife, marriage, adultery, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, doctor, couples, cholera ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Mother (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter.
Style: erotic, touching, psychological, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, love affair, infidelity, age difference, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, death in the family, human nature, life is a bitch, golden years ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
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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 ⇓
29%
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Paper Moon Affair (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An enigmatic Japanese woman, abandoned by her wealthy Chinese husband in a remote Pacific Northwest village, becomes entwined in the lives of two rugged locals.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, psychological, inter cultural
Plot: love triangle, extramarital affair, adultery, infidelity, loveless marriage, marital problem, relationship problems, male female relationship, family relations, social misfits, female protagonist, family problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Lady Chatterley (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 168 min.
Story: French adaption of DH Lawrence's infamous novel about forbidden passion across the class divide. Winner of the 2007 Cesar Award for Best Film.
Style: touching, sincere, sexy, romantic, atmospheric ...
Plot: extramarital affair, forbidden love, infidelity, lady, sexual relations, passion, fall in love, dysfunctional marriage, world war one, family relations, pianist, paralysis ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: atmospheric, touching, realistic, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: adultery, hospital, destructive relationship, handicapped, love triangle, extramarital affair, love affair, fall in love, relationships, secret love, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Hirugao (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set 3 years after the drama series. Kitano Yuichiro comes to give a lecture in the town where divorcee Sasamoto Sawa now lives quietly. The two meet again and their love story continue.
Style: captivating
Plot: love affair, teacher, marital problem, relationship problems, troubled marriage, tragic love, family problems, love story, dysfunctional marriage, cheating on husband, male female relationship, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, secret love, parents and children, fighting illness, introspection, unfulfillment, health situation, family relations, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The River (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Episodic study of feelings where six stories intertwine over one Saturday in a small town. Two boys save a young woman, Anni, and her baby from suicide by drowning. Esa, a down-on-his-luck musician in need of a loan, arrives to his father's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: family relations, love and romance, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family problems, couples, estrangement, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, hopes, youth, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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To Our Loves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A portrait of youth in bloom; a tale of one family's dissolution; a reflection upon the danger and the mystery in living. Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a free spirit and the vessel for an almost Brontëan choler. She's 16, and men ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, infidelity, looking for sex, couples, family problems, society, love and romance, juvenile delinquency, downfall, youth, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Walk on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.
Style: sexy, touching, sincere, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, bittersweet, coming of age, love affair, family relations, hippie, summer vacation, adultery, crumbling marriage, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: new york, usa, woodstock, new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Story of My Wife (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hungary, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 169 min.
Story: A sea captain makes a bet in a cafe with a friend that he will marry the first woman who walks in.
Style: captivating, disturbing
Plot: cheating girlfriend, cheating wife, infidelity, adultery, wager, male female relationship, dispute, family problems, family relations, relationships, unfulfilled love, marital infidelity ...
Place: hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, fall in love, love triangle, society, love affair, obsession, millionaire, wealth, couples, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, post world war one, 70s
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Broken English (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her lover. Nina works at a restaurant where Eddie cooks. For a ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, immigrants, family relations, pregnancy, forbidden love, refugee, restaurant, romance, dysfunctional family, unlikely couple, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.
Style: witty, melancholic, sexy, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, pimp, prostitution, love affair, sex, family problems, seduction, vandalism, rejection, money problems, women, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, pasadena california, santa monica california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%