Movies like Two in the Shadow

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Two in the Shadow (1967)
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Two in the Shadow (1967)
Original name: 乱れ雲
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man is involved in a fatal car accident, and though he is blameless, his company transfers him to a remote branch in a small town. Before he leaves, he gives the man's widow a large sum of money that she uses to move back to her hometown.
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, abortion, funeral, widow, car accident, death of husband, demotion, romance, love and romance, fall in love, haunted by the past, couples, small town life, death in the family, dealing with death, small town, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, pregnancy, illness, train, ambulance, love hate relationship, singing ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan, tokyo

Most similar movies to Two in the Shadow

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, unfulfillment, fall in love, love affair and family relations mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Two in the Shadow: Safe Harbour (2007), Blue (2002), My Heart Is Yours (2002), April Snow (2005), Indian Summer (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Safe Harbour (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Melissa Gilbert stars in this film adaptation of Danielle Steel's bestselling novel, in which a young girl named Pip and her mother meet an artist on the beach in Safe Harbour, where they have retreated in order to recover from the devastating ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, haunted by the past, starting over, love and romance, romance, hopes, lifestyle, couples, fall in love, embezzlement, serial killer, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
 6.5
 292
Blue (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An introverted schoolgirl falls in love and starts a relationship with one of her classmates. Set in a small seaside town in Japan, the love of her life eventually leaves her for her boyfriend in Tokyo. Kayako Kirishima of the third year at a high ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, romance, youth, love and romance, couples, fall in love, small town, friends, adolescence, heartache, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
My Heart Is Yours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Some twenty years ago Sarita promised to raise her husband's love child (Shalu) together with their own daughter (Nimmi). The girls grow up as the best of friends but Sarita has never been able to forgive Shalu her background. It doesn't ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching
Plot: bollywood, forbidden love, love affair, family relations, opposites attract, fall in love, parents and children, true love, unlikely couple, romance, love triangle, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.7
 2K
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 ⇓
84%
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Indian Summer (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In Italy, the gambler and professor of poetry Daniele Dominici arrives in the seaside town of Rimini and is hired to teach for four months in the local high school replacing another teacher. His relationship with his partner Monica is in crisis and ...
Style: gloomy, touching, sentimental, psychological, serious ...
Plot: high school, teachers and students, bittersweet, love and romance, tragic love, couple relations, small town life, small town, resort, forbidden love, gambling, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Frontier of the Dawn (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A celebrity is caught by her husband with a young lover. She ends the relationship, but slowly goes insane and kills herself.
Style: atmospheric, serious, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: love and romance, tragic love, haunted by the past, couples, obsession, love affair, falling in love, fall in love, unfulfillment, longing, kiss, taking a photograph ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Delinquents (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A small town in Australia, in the late 1950s: Brownie and Lola are deeply in love. But because they are under-age, their parents are against their relationship and try to separate them.
Style: sexual, emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: romance, forbidden love, abortion, teenage life, small town, unfulfilled love, rock, tragic love, small town life, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Only Thrill (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small-town store owner with a comatose wife shares a long-term relationship with his seamstress.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, hospital, small town, widow, seamstress, love and romance, fall in love, store, small town life, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.6
 455
Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: impossible love, fall in love, unlikely couple, hopes, romance, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, wartime life, friendship, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.4
 708
Woman Wanted (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A new woman comes between a widower and his adult son.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, love triangle, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, hopes, dealing with death, master and servant, society, single parent, romance, opposites attract, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
 544
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Sea Is Watching (2002)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on Akira Kurosawa's final unproduced script, this Edo-period drama takes place almost entirely inside an ocean-village brothel. O-Shin is a young brothel worker who one night helps a young samurai escape from his pursuers. Against the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, samurai, prostitute, looking for love, couple relations, hopes, couples, village, fall in love, unfulfilled love, village life, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, social differences, society, romance, true love, unfulfilled love, youth, fall in love, revolution, love and romance, young lovers ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The End of Summer (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Kohayakawa family is thrown into distress when childlike father Manbei takes up with his old mistress, in one of Ozu’s most deftly modulated blendings of comedy and tragedy.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, family business, adultery, dishonesty, parents and children, human nature, forbidden love, couples, love and romance, brewery, small business ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 844
Wonderful Town (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Takua Pa is a small town in the South of Thailand. Ever since the tsunami, people have lost their jobs and remember better times in the past. One day a stranger comes to town. His name is Ton, he is an architect. He rents a room in a small hotel ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: tsunami, love affair, romance, fall in love, social relations, couples, hotel, small town, seaside town, secret, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Springtime in a Small Town (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, France, Netherlands
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a mansion decimated during World War II, a frustrated, bored housewife, Yuwen, is torn between caring for her ailing husband and her longing for a former sweetheart, a doctor who has come to treat her husband.
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, small town, love and romance, human nature, small town life, unfulfilled love, couple relations, introspection, romance, crumbling marriage, lovers reunited, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 185
Sons & Lovers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Filmmaker Stephen Whittaker adapts author D.H. Lawrence's simmering tale of sex, love, and family. In the years leading up to World War I, the problems faced by many families were uncannily similar to the issues that mankind would still be ...
Style: serious, realistic, romantic, sincere
Plot: self discovery, family relations, writer's life, love and romance, crumbling marriage, romance, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couples, family problems, unfulfillment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
 1K
The Playboys (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: love, sin, circus, romance, society, fall in love, small town, small town life, human nature, pregnancy, social relations, jealousy ...
Time: 50s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Love on a Pillow (1962)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young girl rescues a man from a suicide attempt. He turns out to be a sociopath, who begins to take over her life, abusing her both verbally and emotionally, yet she can't seem to tear herself away from him.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, destructive relationship, romance, unfulfillment, small town, sexual relations, love triangle, hotel, unsupportive spouse, jazz, pain, performer's life ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, paris france, italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 509
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 ⇓
53%
 5.6
 452
Lovin' Molly (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys; straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who consistently refuses to marry either of them.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, farm, friendship, widow, couple relations, friends, couples, small town life, small town, fall in love, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 1920s, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, haunted by the past, teenage love, love, romance, youth, hopes, couples, teenage life, first love, slice of life, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Mermaid Chair (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A married woman (Basinger) falls in love with a Benedictine monk.
Style: serious, romantic, sincere, touching, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mermaid, family relations, forbidden love, self discovery, clergy, infidelity, romance, love and romance, religions or cults, couples, family problems, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
At the Midnight Hour (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Wealthy widower Richard Keaton engages young widow Elizabeth 'Liz' Guinness as the 4th consecutive nanny for his pre-teen, equally science-devoted son Andrew, with instructions to disturb neither. She learns of mother Alycia's fatal ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, atmospheric
Plot: unlikely couple, love and romance, dealing with death, nanny, romance, couple relations, fall in love, boss and employee, parents and children, love affair, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 12
Tangled 8 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: People from diverse social backgrounds, races and ages manage grief through its different phases.
Style: realistic, talky, gloomy, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: sexual content, couples, couple relations, unfulfilled love, dealing with death, unfulfillment, love and romance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shuhei Hirayama is a widower with a 24-year-old daughter. Gradually, he comes to realize that she should not be obliged to look after him for the rest of his life, so he arranges a marriage for her.
Style: gloomy, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: wedding, family relations, fall in love, midlife crisis, bittersweet, single parent, hopes, elderly, love and romance, romance, aging, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 663
The Promise (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A rich student's fiancee has her face destroyed by a car accident, and refuses to return to him fearing the loss of his love.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: plastic surgery, car accident, elopement, architect, family life, love and romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, romance, betrayal, manipulations, manipulation ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Kung-Fu Master (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Veteran French director Agnes Varda's Le Petit Amour is based on a short story by actress/songstress Jane Birkin. Birkin herself plays the main character, a loving but lonely 40-year-old divorcee. Her life is brightened a bit by the presence of ...
Style: touching, gloomy, sexual, sexy, contemplative ...
Plot: romance, older woman younger man relationship, love affair, unfulfilled love, couple relations, teenage life, unfulfillment, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, martial arts, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 7K
Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, unfulfilled love, couple relations, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, countryside, book ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: russia, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Violets Are Blue... (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After fifteen years of traveling around the world Gussie (Spacek), a famous photographer, returns to the Maryland coastal resort where she grew up
Style: sentimental, contemplative, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: small town, fall in love, reunion, romance, destiny, high school, bittersweet, family relations, photojournalist, couples, friends, infidelity ...
Time: future, 80s, 70s
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%