Movies like The Affair 1981

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The Affair (1981)
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The Affair (1981)
Original name: Silsila
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Although orphaned at very young ages, Scriptwriter Amit and military pilot Shekhar are brothers and also very good friends. The latter is happily engaged to Shobha, while the former has just fallen in love with pretty, young Chandni. But tragedy strikes when Shekhar's plane is shot down in Kashmir. Amit feels it to be his obligation to leave the girl he loves and marry his brother's pregnant fiancée instead. But when, by an unexpected turn, Amit and the now also married Chandni meet again, their love for each other proves to be stronger than their marital vows.
Style: sentimental, touching, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, saga, cult film
Plot: air disaster, infidelity, romance, couple relations, love triangle, bollywood, love and romance, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, unfulfillment, writers, death, unrequited love, marriage, adultery, miscarriage, grief, breakup, rescue, holi
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, love affair, love triangle, unfulfillment and infidelity mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like The Affair: Sometimes (1976), Trader (1973), Never Say Goodbye (2006), The Lonely Wife (1964), Noorie (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sometimes (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
Story: A story spanning two generations, where two lovers are forced to marry against their will, but hold onto memories of their romance. Years later circumstances force them to confront their spouses, their children and each other.
Style: touching, sentimental, epic, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, unfulfillment, romance, young lovers, love and romance, love affair, parents and children, unfulfilled love, true love, destiny, fall in love, bollywood ...
Time: 20th century
Place: india
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95%
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Trader (1973)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Moti is a merchant who sells jaggery in the market, with the help of an older woman, Mahjubhi, who makes exemplary jaggery. He is in love with a village girl, but cannot afford to pay the dowry/marriage expenses to her father. So he decides to marry ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, couples, social relations, generosity, couple relations, false accusation, fall in love, working class, village life, bollywood, infidelity, village ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Never Say Goodbye (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Dev and Maya are both married to different people. Settled into a life of domestic ritual, and convinced that they are happy in their respective relationships, they still yearn for something deeper and more meaningful, which is precisely what they ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: bollywood, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, true love, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family problems, jealous spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Lonely Wife (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Charu lives a lonely and idle life in 1870s India. Although her husband Bhupati devotes more time to his newspaper than to their marriage, he sees her loneliness and asks his brother-in-law,Umapada to keep her company. At the same time ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, negligence, dull life, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Noorie (1979)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Noorie is a 1979 Hindi movie produced by Yash Chopra, and directed by Manmohan Krishna. Noorie (Poonam Dhillon) lives in the Bhaderwah valleys with her father, Ghulam Nabi (Iftekhar) and her dog Khairoo, she has a boyfriend Yusuf (Farooq Shaikh), ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: romance, love and romance, wedding, bittersweet, life turned upside down, couples, village life, village, couple relations, bollywood, suicide, muslim ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, india
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40%
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: realistic, sentimental, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, working class, dysfunctional family, breakup, romance, love affair, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Bridge (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Actor Gerard Depardieu co-directed this drama about a married woman who falls in love with another man. Mina is a movie buff with a husband, Georges, who's out of work, and a 15-year-old son, Tommy. While Mina works part-time as a domestic for ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: fall in love, infidelity, dull life, family problems, couples, parents and children, forbidden love, love affair, couple relations, love triangle, looking for love, midlife crisis ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france, normandy
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37%
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Raincoat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Tells the story of two lovers, separated by destiny, who meet again one day. This encounter allows each to realize the truth about the lives they are living.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, gloomy
Audience: date night
Plot: lovers reunited, love affair, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, romance, childhood sweetheart, selflessness, business venture, unfulfillment, love and romance, bittersweet, wedding ...
Place: asia, india, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Moments (1991)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Viren (Anil Kapoor) who travels to Rajasthan with his governess, affectionately called Dai Jaa (Waheeda Rehman). He meets the beautiful Pallavi (Sridevi) and he instantly falls in love with her. However, she also happens to be older then him, though ...
Style: gloomy, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, unfulfilled love, love triangle, love affair, true love, fall in love, couples, bittersweet, song ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, asia, india, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Trident (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Vijay Kumar is the illegitimate son of a construction baron, Raj Kumar Gupta and his first love, Shanti, whom he gives up in order to marry a wealthy heiress. Raj does not know of this son, who grows up and after his mother's death comes to ...
Style: sentimental, tense, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, couples, family relations, family business, love affair, true love, parents and children, estrangement, crimes, dishonesty, on the run ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 151
Above & Beyond (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cop drama meets romance: This intense thriller is about a police officer who shoots his best friend (who also wears a badge) while on the job. His buddy is permanently paralyzed, and the incident raises eyebrows around the precinct. Was it an ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, forbidden love, couples, disability, dishonesty, best friends, romance, infidelity, adultery, husband wife relationship, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Yash Chopra's Moonlight (1989)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Chandni was a blockbuster in 1989 and is one of the most successful films of Indian cinema. The huge profits of this musical brought an end to director Yash Chopra's lean phase. The platinum success of its music was instrumental in ending the ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, wedding, disability, bittersweet, fall in love, bollywood, social differences, love affair, true love, unfulfilled love, paralysis, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, india, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Japanese Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Snehmoy (Rahul Bose) and Miyage (Chigusa Takaku) are pen friends who exchange wedding vows through letters. Fifteen years pass but they never meet. Yet the bond of marriage is strong between them. This unusual relationship comes under a cloud when a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, romance, love triangle, couples, lovers apart, village, unfulfillment, pen pal, society, friendship, mathematics, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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April Snow (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man and a woman meet in the hospital after their respective partners are involved in a car accident and learn that they've been having an affair.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, unlikely couple, romance, dishonesty, solace, couples, human nature, adultery, car accident, coma, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Adam & Eva (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Adam and Eva have been married for four years. But the romance has disappeared from their relationship and has been replaced by boredom and old routine. When Adam meets his brother's baby-sitter, Jackie, he is immediately attracted to her. They ...
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, gloomy, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, love affair, love triangle, couples, family problems, breakup, bittersweet, battle of the sexes, romance, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Kiss Me Again (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A look at the lives of Carlo, Giulia, and their friends some 10 years after the events of L'Ultimo bacio.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, melancholic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, love affair, true love, hopes, dishonesty, breakup, family life, human nature, parents separation, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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G (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young Hip Hop star named Summer G falls for a middle to upper class sister while in college. After she rejects him for a fellow social climber, Summer G spends ten years building a Hip Hop empire, then moves to the Hamptons where he finds the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: modern day adaptation, hip hop, lifestyle, love triangle, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, social differences, haunted by the past, tragic love, infidelity, love affair, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Zhou Yu's Train (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zhou Yu, a ceramic artisan in China's rural Northwest, has a deep rapport with Chen Qing, a shy sensitive poet. Taking a long train ride every weekend just to make mad passionate love with him, her longing seems insatiable. Until one day, she ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, sentimental, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, couples, longing, dishonesty, romance, infidelity, couple relations, fall in love, train ride, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, train ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Tempted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The strain of juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and successful paralegal have worn Emma Burke (Virginia Madsen) out. Thus it is that Emma welcomes the opportunity to briefly take leave of her Boston home and head for sunny Hawaii. It is ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, love triangle, family relations, fall in love, love affair, dishonesty, parents and children, romance, couples, infidelity, last wish, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Second Skin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Diego is a doctor who has fallen in love with a married man with a son. Against the advice of his boss and best friend, he continues his affair with Alberto. The consequences of this affair profoundly alter not only the two men's lives, but ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, gay relationship, family problems, romance, crumbling marriage, love affair, couples, homosexual, coming out, doctor, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: male female relationship, friendship, lovers reunited, infidelity, love triangle, couples, family problems, couple relations, love affair, unfulfillment, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: village life, romance, infidelity, adultery, family life, family relations, society, family problems, love and romance, dishonesty, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Baabul (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: India, France
Duration: 169 min.
Story: When his only son dies in an accident, Balraaj urges his depressed daughter-in-law to marry a man who has long loved her in silence.
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, touching, realistic
Plot: remarry, love affair, true love, starting over, parents and children, family life, fall in love, dysfunctional family, romance, opposites attract, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Happiness & Tears (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Orthodox Indian, Raichand, would like his two sons to live together with him and his wife, and get married to girls' of his choice. One of his sons, Rahul, is adopted, while Rohan is his real son. Rahul falls in love with a poor Indian girl ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: forbidden love, reunion, bollywood, family tradition, reconciliation, estrangement, longing, couple relations, love and romance, family conflict, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Love After Love (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lola is an independent woman, a professional writer with 2 men on a string. Both men are married with children. When the men, and Lola, face having to make choices, Lola's comfortable life becomes less appealing.
Style: gloomy, psychological, sincere, thought provoking, dark humor ...
Plot: dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, romance, family problems, breakup, couples, unfulfillment, infidelity, midlife crisis, love triangle, female director ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Lovers' Concerto (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lee Ji-hwan receives photographs in the mail that reminds him of how he met two girls, Shim Su-in and Kim Gyeong-heui, one summer five years ago. He shares his memories with his friend Cheol-hyeon. He recalls initially being in love with Su-in, but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, couples, romance, friendship, friends, best friends, unfulfillment, bittersweet, love and romance, unfulfilled love, student
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Lost Paradise (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The tragic tale of two lovers whose passion burns so intensely it destroys them.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: midlife crisis, unfulfillment, bittersweet, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, couples, love affair, infidelity, unfulfilled love, tragic love, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
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Friends (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A story about a girl named Priya (Preity Zinta) who is the apple of her parents' eyes. She defied the Indian culture when she got pregnant out of marriage by Saif Ali Khan
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: pregnancy, bollywood, family relations, redemption, family life, hopes, against the rules, family problems, single parent, unfulfillment, love and romance, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Summer in February (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Newlyn School of artists flourished at the beginning of the 20th Century and the film focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which included Alfred Munnings and Laura and Harold Knight. The incendiary anti-Modernist Munnings, now ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: posing nude, love triangle, love affair, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, family relations, couples, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, twentieth century, 1900s
Place: cornwall, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Married Woman (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: They fall in love before they know its meaning, Lolita, orphaned at an early age & Shekhar, who reaches out & gives her the security she craves.They share joys & sorrows through childhood & adolescence,unknown to them ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, true love, friendship, couples, family relations, love affair, parents and children, bollywood, social differences, family in crisis, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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