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The Price of a Broken Heart (1999)
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The Price of a Broken Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fact-based story about a landmark legal battle. A woman (Park Overall) learns that her husband has been having a very open affair with his secretary (Laura Innes) and has promised marriage. The wife sues for divorce and also sues the secretary based on an obscure law on alienation of affection, which was created to protect married couples from homewreckers. This sets a new court room consideration, as the culpability of the other woman must be defended and removes from consideration the fault of the married partners.
Plot: christmas, divorce, mistress, adultery, parent child relationship, secretary, workplace romance, jury, husband wife relationship, diner, redheaded woman, wedding anniversary, unfaithful husband, extramarital affair, lawsuit, family man, courtroom, surprise birthday party, husband wife conflict, job promotion, sex with secretary, husband leaves wife, watching news on tv, blowing out candles on a birthday cake, kiss on the lips ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: north carolina

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Most similar movies to The Price of a Broken Heart

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and psychological films with plots about husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, adultery, family relations, mother daughter relationship, divorce and lawyer mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Price of a Broken Heart: Fifteen and Pregnant (1998), Sex, Lies & Obsession (2001), Two Voices (1997), Obsessed with a Married Woman (1985), Dirty Pictures (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: serious, realistic, rough, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, prostitute, obsession, love affair, addiction, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, dishonesty, family problems, family relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Two Voices (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sybil, a housewife with breast cancer has to be subjected to a mastectomy after which will silicone implants. Another woman, Kathleen also uses a breast implant for cosmetic reasons. Sybil start having problems with implants and the surgeon advised ...
Plot: secret document, friendship, husband wife relationship, paranoia, doctor, restaurant, hotel room, teenager, mother daughter relationship, judge, attorney, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: washington d.c., sicily, maryland, kentucky, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Obsessed with a Married Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jane Seymour makes a six-course meal of her starring role as a magazine editor in Obsessed With a Married Woman--indeed, her performance is the only tangible reason for sitting through this artistically bankrupt TV movie. The story contrives to have ...
Plot: mistress, infidelity, adultery, writers, husband wife relationship, obsession, magazine editor, affair, male female relationship, magazine
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Dirty Pictures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: lawsuit, museum, courtroom, jury, politics, courtroom drama, fighting the system, against the rules, righting the wronged, perversion, rebelliousness, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1990
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: kids in trouble, kidnapping, captivity, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, hopes, confined, life is a bitch, single parent, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional, touching
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, extramarital affair, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couples, love triangle, syphilis, sexually transmitted disease, marital reconciliation, public health, venereal disease ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Too Far to Go (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Love and passion, anger and heartbreak, laughter and happiness, all complex textures woven into the fabric so many have come to know as marriage. For behind the seemingly comfortable well-trimmed hedges of suburban Americana, live and often love, ...
Plot: adultery, engagement, extramarital affair, dysfunctional marriage, wedding, divorce, marriage, husband wife relationship, dancing
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Taking Back Our Town (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: cancer, heroic mission, human spirit, fighting the system, environmentalism, terminal illness, society, obsessive quest, hopes, social relations, small town, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Betrayed: A Story of Three Women (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Bixler and Amanda Nelson have known each other for several years and lead successful and seemingly functional families. However, their friendship is ripped to shreds and their families shattered when the husband of one of the women has an ...
Plot: marital problem, unfaithful husband, mother daughter relationship, betrayal, lawyer, extramarital affair, adultery, attorney, female protagonist, marriage, husband wife relationship, female friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The sequel to "A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story" in which Betty Broderick is on trial for the murder of her ex-husband and his new wife.
Plot: true crime, courtroom, lawyer, murder, revenge, divorce
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: About the 1989 murders of Carolco Entertainment chairman, Jose Menendez, and his wife, Kitty, who were killed by their sons, Lyle and Erik, in Beverly Hills, allegedly for a multimillion-dollar inheritance.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: murder, courtroom, siblings relations, courtroom drama, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, crimes, legal, life is a bitch, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: beverly hills, california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Killing of Two Lovers (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: David desperately tries to keep his family of six together during a separation from his wife. They both agree to see other people but David struggles to grapple with his wife’s new relationship.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, suspense
Plot: husband wife relationship, open marriage, family relations, male female relationship, parents, separation, moral ambiguity, marriage crisis, relationship problems, family problems, crumbling marriage, marital problem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Craving Heart (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Drama - An ill-considered affair with a stranger and the unexpected death of a friend upend the life of scientist Alexander Tom (Stan Harrington). As he struggles to undo the damage, he begins to question everything he's ever believed. In his ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: extramarital affair, flirting, unfaithful husband, male female relationship, tragic love, romancing partners, love story, love affair, love interest, in love, romantic triangle, unfulfilled love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Le Garcu (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A self-centered man (Gérard Depardieu) with many diversions occasionally visits his 4-year-old son (Antoine Pialat) and the boy's mother (Géraldine Pailhas).
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, childhood, older man younger woman relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, old age, marital crisis, immaturity, mistress, separated parents ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Other Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the divorce from Michael, Tessa raises her daughters Kate and Lara alone. None of them can stand Michael's new young wife Carolyn, a model. But when Tessa learns that she's suffering from cancer and soon will die, she tries to get ...
Style: realistic
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, model, divorce, couples, family problems, parents and children, family life, family in crisis, infidelity, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After experiencing several stressful situations within a short time --including the failure of the family business and the loss of her mother-- Janet Broderick becomes ill. Falling into a deep sleep, she dreams of returning to her hometown, taking ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, parent child relationship, family, marriage crisis, dream world, death of mother, tradition, mother daughter relationship, secret, husband wife relationship, flashback ...
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, divorce, marital crisis, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family in crisis, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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North Country (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Style: rough, disturbing, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, courtroom drama, feminism, lawsuit, rape, small town, against the odds, sexism, court, fighting the system, financial problem, labor union ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 506
Hattie (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Hattie is a television film on the life of the British comic actress Hattie Jacques, played by Ruth Jones, her marriage to John Le Mesurier (Robert Bathurst) and her affair with their lodger John Schofield (Aidan Turner).
Style: captivating
Plot: husband wife relationship, husband wife conflict, relationship problems, forbidden love, troubled marriage, dysfunctional marriage, mistress, marital problem, jealous husband, love interest, crumbling marriage, family problems ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 29K
A Civil Action (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to "get rid of" a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything - including his career and ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, lawsuit, court, small town, law firm, legal investigation, uncover truth, righting the wronged, dedicated lawyer, legal, corporate crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: boston, new york, massachusetts, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Baby Sister (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sultry college dropout Annie Burroughs moves in with her older sister Marsha and proceeds to break up the relationship between Marsha and her live-in boyfriend David Mitchell so Annie can begin a sensuous love affair and have David all for herself.
Plot: adultery, love, sister, relationships, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, extramarital affair, femme fatale, death of mother, father daughter conflict, infidelity, saving a life, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: custody battle, courtroom, divorce, single father, family relations, lawyer, couples, marriage, selfishness, justice, father son relationship, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Free, White and 21 (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A motel owner in Texas is accused of raping a civil-rights worker from Sweden.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: interracial relations, jury, rape, courtroom, racist, civil rights, judge, lawyer, criminal, businessman, exploitation, segregation ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Close-Up (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: "CLOSE-UP" is a dramatic feature film told through the eyes of a failed Philadelphia actor who has succumbed to drug addiction. Our story follows him during the Holidays as he desperately tries to regain everything he has lost in his life; ...
Style: ambiguous ending, psychological, touching, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: addiction, social realism, husband wife relationship, violence, washed up star, fame, father daughter estrangement, drugs, divorce, father daughter relationship, fired from the job, tragedy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, philadelphia, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 457
Coming Apart (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A psychiatrist secretly films his female patients as an experiment; he pushes both him and his customers in ways that induce his own mental breakdown.
Style: avant garde
Plot: psychiatrist, found footage, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, dancing, broken mirror, divorce, baby, party, dancer, extramarital affair, pregnancy ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 1K
Custody (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a hard-working single mother, Sara Diaz, has her children taken from her after she is suspected of injuring her son, Ally Fisher, a recent law school graduate, is assigned to represent her case before Judge Martha Schulman, a veteran of the ...
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: single mother, judge, lawyer, abuse, custody, hearing, child abuse, courtroom drama, social issues, class differences, family secret, convict ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: True story about a rape victim who took a stand that rape is never the victim's fault and inspired many other victims who felt shame about what had happened to them to speak out.
Plot: rape victim, compassion, publicity, rape, courtroom, life, victim, control, confrontation, newspaper, reflection
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Une femme d'extérieur (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Françoise breaks up with Jacques after living with him for fifteen years. She's left alone with their three children, a lovely home, and her nursing job at a hospital. Françoise quickly refuses to assume responsibility for this new situation ...
Plot: nurse, husband wife relationship, feminism, mother child relationship, adultery, one night stand, extramarital affair, secretary, hospital, thirty something, city, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Lead Us Not Into Temptation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenager girl intrudes a quite couple's life.
Style: twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, contemplative
Plot: jealous wife, older man younger woman romance, unfaithful husband, older man younger woman relationship, husband wife relationship, secret, revenge, infidelity, mother daughter relationship, femme fatale, seductress, midlife crisis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%