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The L-Shaped Room (1962)
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The L-Shaped Room (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Leslie Caron plays a young, pregnant, unmarried Frenchwoman who takes a room in a seedy boarding house in London. She soon makes friends with Toby, a struggling writer who lives downstairs, and eventually gets to accept her room and the strange characters in the house. But what to do about her baby? And what to do about Toby?
Plot: french, boarding house, landlady, christmas, dancing, lesbian, gay, prostitute, musician, pregnancy, cat, party, writers, misfit, hospital, ambulance, wine, singing, single mother, baby, childbirth, doctor, pregnant woman, coffee, artist ...
Place: england, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about kiss, cigarette smoking, family relations, husband wife relationship, pregnancy, marriage and sex mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The L-Shaped Room: The Heart of Me (2002), Friends (1971), Loving Couples (1964), Greek Pete (2009), Broken (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, emotional, touching, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, haunted by the past, parents and children, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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Friends (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: French teens Paul and Michelle run away from home to a remote beach and have a baby.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, runaway, cottage, teenage pregnancy, teenager, love and romance, youth, orphan, young heroes, society, romance, single parent ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A penniless middle-aged spinster scrapes by giving piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950s. She makes a sad last bid for love with a fellow resident of her rundown boarding house, who imagines she has the money to bankroll the business he hopes to ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: hotel, alcohol abuse, betrayal, dublin ireland, loneliness, boarding house, desperation, spinster, piano, starting over, singleness, cons and scams ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe, united states, texas, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Loving Couples (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three expectant mothers think back over their sex lives.
Plot: female director, screaming, snow, braided hair, birthday party, medical examination, hiding under a table, bedroom, childbirth, gramophone, doctor, pianist ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Greek Pete (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Just as doctors, lawyers and others strive to reach the top of their professions, Greek Pete (Peter Pittaros) longs to reach the pinnacle of his. The only difference is that he's a rent boy, and the recognition he seeks is a nod from the World ...
Plot: rent boy, lgbt, male prostitute, telephone call, christmas lights, nightclub, cigarette smoking, british, bathtub, gay relationship, male prostitution, home movie ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Broken (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three suburban English families' lives intertwine with tragic consequences.
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, false accusation, dishonesty, solace, coping, life turned upside down, innocence lost, youth, father daughter relationship, diabetes, mental illness, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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When I'm 64 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One-off drama about the friendship that grows between two men from very different backgrounds, whose paths cross for the first time as they approach retirement age.
Plot: retirement, taxi driver, lgbt, gift, mirror, chinese food, travel, taxi, driving lesson, brawl, bisexual man, shopping ...
Place: london, england
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67%
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Darling (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.
Style: cynical, witty, clever, suspense, biting ...
Plot: satire, fashion, model, abortion, infidelity, advertising executive, extramarital affair, love triangle, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Private Road (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Receptionist Anne’s new relationship with nascent writer Peter is opening her eyes to a new lifestyle, one far removed from her comfortable middle-class background.
Plot: writers, love, receptionist, relationships, wet clothes, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drug addict, crying woman, office, taking off shoes, literary agent ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Georgy Girl (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Georgy has resigned herself to being one of life's accidents. She disapproves somewhat of her father's butlering James Leamington. She's tall, plump, sloppy and wistfully envious of what she conceives to be the life led by her ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, love triangle, love, piano, hospital, butler, roommate, bittersweet, virginity, forbidden love, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: london, europe, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Railway Station Man (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An Irish artist, widowed by an IRA bombing, gradually learns that the American man she has become involved with is not who he seems.
Style: emotional, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: politics, village, terrorism, widow, railway station, romance, state affairs, battles, ira, love and romance, dealing with death, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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A Merry War (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency, and his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. Gordon believes he is a genius, a marvelous poet and quits the ad agency, trying to live on his poems, but poverty soon comes to him.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: writers, poverty, pregnancy, poet, couple relations, workplace situations, idealism, infidelity, celebrity culture, couples, writer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Elephant Juice (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story of Billy, Will, Jules, Daphne and Dodie, a group of people who prove that there are no secrets between friends. It all comes out in the end.
Plot: cocaine, kiss, gay kiss, bathtub, subway, snorting cocaine, gay relationship, dance class, gay, club, gay couple, female nudity ...
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Clapham Junction (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the Clapham district of south London, England, the film is inspired by true events. The paths of several men intersect during a dramatic thirty-six hours in which their lives are changed forever.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, rough, touching ...
Plot: gay slur, masturbation, infidelity, seduction, society, life is a bitch, lifestyle, estrangement, looking for love, gay, intolerance, gay couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Belgium, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Edwardian England. A precocious girl from a poor background with aspirations to being a novelist finds herself swept to fame and fortune when her tasteless romances hit the best seller lists. Her life changes in unexpected ways when she encounters ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, writer's life, estate, rise to the top, ambition, social differences, couple relations, unfulfillment, love, society, rise and fall ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Fag Hag (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A straight young woman living in Tokyo becomes involved in the lives of a gay man and his married lover.
Plot: bisexual, leotard, wedding reception, quitting a job, illness, kicking, fireworks, unrequited love, mother in law daughter in law relationship, gay soldier, bikini, travel ...
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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AKA (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain. 18-year old Dean is handsome and bright, but feels hampered by his working-class background and by his family. In order to make something of himself, ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: gay teenager, working class, hidden identity, frame up, social differences, couple relations, couples, society, love and romance, dishonesty, friendship, male prostitute ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: london, england, paris france, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Leather Boys (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Leather Boys is a 1964 British drama film about the rocker subculture in London featuring a gay motorcyclist. This film is notable as an early example of a film that violated the Hollywood production code, yet was still shown in the United ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: motorcycle, life is a bitch, rebellion, best friends, society, gender, gays and lesbians, realism, motorcycle race, rebelliousness, introspection, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Bruce Pritchard is paralysed in a soccer game and is confined to a wheelchair in a convalescence home. But this doesn't slow his lust for life. Then he meets Jill and has to think about the effects of disability.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: disability, wedding, paraplegic, romance, paralysis, couples, destiny, human nature, fall in love, isolation, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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45 Years (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: There is just one week until Kate Mercer's 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy ...
Style: psychological, touching, art house, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: marriage, anniversary, secret, promise, apology, old woman, aging, haunted by the past, elderly, family secret, family secrets, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1962
Place: england, usa, switzerland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Strapless (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An expatriate American doctor in London allows herself to lighten up when her freewheeling younger sister and a mysterious man enter her life. Her inhibitions released, the beautiful doctor learns that freedom has its own price.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, self discovery, midlife crisis, terminal illness, romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, wooing, doctor, mysterious character, immigrants, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: portugal, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Jenny (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An unwed mother-to-be marries a total stranger avoiding the draft. She now has a father for her child and he doesn't have to go to the Army. But this marriage-of-convenience leads to a romance between the two.
Plot: filmmaker, baby, pregnant bride, pregnancy, unwed mother, breast feeding, husband wife relationship, pregnant wife, wedding, marriage of convenience, unwed pregnancy, maternity ward ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Heat and Dust (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The parallel story of Anne and her grand-aunt Olivia in their experiences in India
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: british colonial, interracial relations, self discovery, extramarital affair, couples, love affair, social differences, introspection, couple relations, opposites attract, hopes, society ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, kashmir
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Frankie (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: About three generations of a family grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in the historic town of Sintra, Portugal.
Plot: legend, family vacation, gay husband, french, hairdresser, gay, teenage boy, memory, man with glasses, umbrella, binoculars, crying woman ...
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Mother and the Whore (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 210 min.
Story: In this sexually frank French drama, the aimless young Alexandre juggles his relationships with his girlfriend, Marie, and a casual lover named Veronika. The dialogue-heavy film focuses intently on the love triangle, with Marie increasingly jealous ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, cafe, sexual relations, infidelity, friendship, obsession, prostitute, love and romance, tragic love, love affair, introspection, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france, europe, hamburg germany, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Twilight of the Golds (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Suzanne Stein has a genetic analysis done on her unborn child, she discovers that although she has a healthy baby, the child will most likely be born gay, like her brother, David. She must decide whether to keep the child, or to have an ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, thought provoking, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, genetics, abortion, acceptance, baby, unfulfillment, babies and infants, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, genetic engineering ...
Time: 90s
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Story of Women (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During World War II, in occupied France, a woman of limited schooling raises two children in a ratty flat.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: abortion, world war two, unwanted pregnancy, pregnancy, nazi collaborator, prostitution, love affair, wartime life, couple relations, down on your luck, injustice, sin ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: france, europe, paris france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
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Maurice (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two ...
Style: gay cinema, serious, realistic, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, forbidden love, closeted homosexual, gay lead character, lgbt, society, gays and lesbians, first gay sexual experience, gay relationship, gay romance, youth ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian, 1900s ...
Place: england, europe, london, argentina, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Absolute Beginners (1986)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion ...
Style: serious, realistic, witty, sentimental, cult film ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: jazz, fashion, racism, photographer, performer's life, society, musician's life, infidelity, celebrity culture, rich and poor, relationship vs career, rock ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1958, 80s ...
Place: london, europe, england, mount everest, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Chocolate (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: chocolate, culture clash, cooking and food, single mother, prejudice, lifestyle change, small town, love and romance, women, lifestyle, mayor, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: france, europe, central america, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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