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Two Is a Happy Number (1972)
Original name: One Is a Lonely Number
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her husband will come back to her. After uncovering disturbing new information about her husbands infidelity, she finally comes to realize her marriage is truly over. And it is only then that she discovers what is truly important in life.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: divorce, marriage, dating, starting over, friendship, support group, college, golden years, store, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, looking for love, singleness, midlife crisis, twentysomething life, breakup, thirtysomething life, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, best friends, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about couples, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage and infidelity mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Two Is a Happy Number: Just Between Friends (1986), The Pumpkin Eater (1964), Hysterical Blindness (2002), Cinema Verite (2011), The Baby Maker (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Just Between Friends (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Holly and Sandy strike up an instant friendship; they don't know however that they have more in common than they'd like. When tragedy strikes, their relationship is tested.
Style: talky, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, best friends, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, romance, feminism, destructive relationship, infidelity, looking for love, love triangle, singleness ...
Time: 80s
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95%
The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The study of a marriage. Jo has five children and husband number two when she meets writer Jake Armitage. She leaves this husband to marry Jake, and his career takes off. A few years and at least one child later, Jo is deeply depressed, breaking ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, bleak, clever ...
Plot: marriage, mentally unstable, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, couples, feminism, self discovery, breakup ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe
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70%
Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: best friends, friendship, single parent, couple relations, working class, looking for love, parents and children, singleness, love and romance, couples, family relations, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
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66%
Cinema Verite (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 1973, the Loud family became a television sensation of a new kind. It was long before a metal rock star showed his eccentric family on the small screen and decades before housewives had screaming matches with each other on camera in public. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family life, crumbling marriage, human nature, tv show, media, family problems, americana, couple relations, parents and children, family in crisis, showbiz, voyeurism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: california, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Baby Maker (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tish Gray had a baby and gave it up for adoption. She is contacted by a second childless couple who want her to have the husband's baby because of the wife's inability to have children. She accepts but finds that knowing the parents, and ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: surrogate mother, hippie, infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, babies and infants, crumbling marriage, baby, hollywood, couple relations, love affair, adoption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970
Place: beverly hills, california
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58%
Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, introspection, friendship, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, singleness, midlife crisis, pregnancy, woman in danger, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
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57%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, hopes, society, couples, farm, family relations, romance, single parent, soldier, friendship, love affair, pregnancy ...
Place: colorado, usa
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55%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, golden years ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Rich and Famous (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two literary women compete for 20 years: one writes for the critics; the other one, to get rich.
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, clever, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, roommate, crumbling marriage, college, aging, opposites attract, feminism, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love triangle, singleness ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: starting over, infidelity, love triangle, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, working class, suburbs, golden years, crumbling marriage, romance, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, emotional, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, crumbling marriage, romance, breakup, unfulfillment, couples, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Change of Seasons (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Marriage takes a sour turn when a middle-aged husband falls for a young and sexy woman. Things get even more complicated when his wife starts a hot affair with a young lover of her own.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, love triangle, unlikely couple, college, battle of the sexes, romance, polyamory, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dangerous attraction, forbidden love, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
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51%
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Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, single parent, dysfunctional family, chase, crumbling marriage, caretaker, traumatic experience, nervous breakdown, human nature, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Black Girl (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer and her wicked sister's resent their mother's love for a foster daughter.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, injustice, hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family problems ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: divorce, custody battle, courtroom, marriage, child custody, selfishness, lawyer, family, father son relationship, family problems, single father, breakup ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, realistic, talky, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: divorce, friendship, vacation, midlife crisis, human nature, couple relations, wilderness, romance, couples, friends, best friends, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
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46%
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, dramatic ...
Plot: divorce, tennis court, suburbs, infidelity, fall in love, dysfunctional family, family life, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
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45%
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Tara Road (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two grieving women - Ria, a Dublin mom whose husband discloses he's in love with a woman already pregnant, and Marilyn, a Connecticut Yankee who's son has died - swap houses for a couple months. Marilyn finds solace in Ria's garden ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cook, divorce, best friends, crumbling marriage, cooking, extramarital affair, women, gigolo, bankrupt, dealing with death, starting over, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, ireland, europe, usa, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Desperate Characters (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With wit and real wisdom, Desperate Characters brilliantly examines the life of two disillusioned New Yorkers as they struggle to come to grips with the "normal" life with which they can no longer cope. Featuring powerful performances by ...
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: translator, city life, urban, crumbling marriage, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, unsupportive spouse, human nature, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
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38%
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Six Weeks (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less to live, the trio fly to New York City where the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, dancer's life, tragic hero, forbidden love, infidelity, love affair, campaign, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new york
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37%
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Rita, a middle aged New York City homemaker, finds herself in an emotional crisis which forces her to re-examine her life, as well as her relationships with her mother, her eye doctor husband, her alienated daughter and estranged son.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, psychological
Plot: gay son, midlife crisis, farm, introspection, family in crisis, battle zone, unfulfillment, couples, estate, family problems, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: amsterdam, france, holland, new york
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The Law of Enclosures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Story of the same couple, first in their teenage years and then in their twilight years, paradoxically set in the same time during the backdrop of the Gulf War in the Middle East.
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: retirement home, gulf war, elderly, soldier, golden years, crumbling marriage, aging, couple relations, infidelity, terminal illness, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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Steam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, talky ...
Plot: sauna, lesbian, catholic, widow, singleness, hopes, single mother, female friendship, family relations, golden years, single parent, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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36%
The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, unfulfillment, death, mother son relationship, wife husband relationship, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, golden years, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france
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35%
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Decoration Day (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a black tenant farmer, refuses to belatedly accept a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, golden years, opposites attract, human nature, introspection, hopes, society, couples, family relations, friends, retirement ...
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Coast to Coast (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Contemporary story of a couple whose marriage has gone astray, partly due to the infidelity of both partners and also the fact that their eldest son was killed in a car accident 8 years before.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, talky, clever
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, on the road, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, suburbs, couple relations, couples, family problems, battle of the sexes, infidelity, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, connecticut, usa
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Turbine (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nick, an adulterous New Yorker, and his wife, Sarah, relocate to the Midwest for a fresh start. Nick soon befriends a wealthy local farmer and discovers a secret he's been keeping is not so easily left behind in this erotic and surreal drama.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, countryside, unfulfillment, couples, femme fatale, starting over, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: missouri, usa
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34%
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Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, coming of age, single parent, crumbling marriage, child care, summer, grief, relationship problems, dealing with death, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Eden (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Story of a New England boys' school and of one of the students who is infatuated with an instructor's wife who has Multiple Sclerosis. The woman struggles to show her strict husband how love rather than demands helps the student to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: multiple sclerosis, boarding school, housewife, relationship vs career, school, hopes, infatuation, teacher, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new england
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31%
Another Woman's Husband (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Laurel signs up for swimming lessons, she becomes best friends with her teacher Susan - until they realize Laurel’s boyfriend and Susan’s husband are the same man.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, love triangle, urban, love and romance, ocean or sea, couples, golden years, betrayal, fighting crime, infidelity, haunted by the past, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
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