Movies like An Unexpected Love 2003

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An Unexpected Love (2003)
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An Unexpected Love (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kate Mayer seems to have it all: a nice suburban house, two loving children and a devoted husband. But Kate is anything but happy. She is disappointed not only with her marriage, but with her entire life. In her pursuit of happiness, this frustrated mother files for divorce and gets her first-ever job, working in a small real estate agency. To complicate matters, Kate finds herself strongly attracted to her kindhearted boss, Mac. The surprising twist? Mac happens to be a woman. Will Kate have the courage to risk following her heart? It's one woman's emotional journey of self-discovery.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: lesbian mother, lesbian, sexual awakening, secret love, divorce, bigotry, lesbian sex, self discovery, fall in love, starting over, friendship, love and romance, family problems, society, couples, lifestyle, boss and employee, real estate agent, family relations, suburbs, gender, breakup, suburban life, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and psychological films with plots about love and romance, couples, family relations, family problems, society, friendship and unfulfillment mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like An Unexpected Love: A Perfect Ending (2012), What Makes a Family (2001), Bloomington (2010), Raven's Touch (2015), Concussion (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Perfect Ending (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This intimate drama follows Rebecca, a woman who has kept her sexuality a secret from her friends but chooses to reveal it to a stranger. While Rebecca's revelations may not yield the results she expects, a perfect ending is still in reach.
Style: sexy, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian sex, lesbian relationship, lesbian interest, prostitute, lgbt, first lesbian experience, lesbian cunnilingus, lesbian couple, strong sexual content, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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What Makes a Family (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Brooke Shields believes she has finally found happiness, now that she and her lesbian partner (Cherry Jones) have a child. But when Jones passes away five years later and her scheming parents apply for custody behind Shields' back, an affecting ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, coming out, custody, terminal illness, pregnancy, lesbian mother, family problems, family life, adoption, couples, breakup, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
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100%
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Bloomington (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A former child actress attends college in search of independence and ends up becoming romantically involved with a female professor. Their relationship thrives until an opportunity to return to acting forces her to make life-altering decisions.
Style: touching, sexy, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: lesbian love, lesbian couple, lesbian, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, lesbian sex, college, love and romance, strong female presence, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
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Raven's Touch (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Blaming herself for a tragic accident, Raven Michaels secludes herself at a remote family cabin. She wanders the woods on the verge of a breakdown, seeking peace in isolation. In a last ditch attempt to save her family, Kate Royce takes her two ...
Style: captivating, psychological
Plot: lesbian, lesbian sex, love and romance, camping, hiking, lesbian relationship, forest, female nudity, cabin, forbidden love, single mother, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Concussion (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a blow to the head, Abby decides she can't do it anymore. Her life just can't be only about the house, the kids and the wife. She needs more: she needs to be Eleanor.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, depressing, twists and turns ...
Plot: lesbian mother, lesbian relationship, lesbian, prostitute, self discovery, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, life turned upside down, gender, couples, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Elena Undone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The wife of a pastor who preaches against homosexuality embarks on an affair with a female writer.
Style: sexual, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbianism, lesbian couple, lesbian mother, lgbt, coming out, gays and lesbians, family problems, fall in love, crumbling marriage, lesbian sex, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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38%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, dysfunctional family, mental illness, introspection, family life, human nature, estrangement, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Truth About Jane (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, coming out, lesbian couple, fall in love, school, high school life, youth, teenage love, lesbian sex, friendship, parents and children, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1989
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35%
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A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, talky, sentimental ...
Plot: housekeeper, human nature, friendship, culture clash, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, unfulfillment, follow your dream, hopes, society, master and servant, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maine
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35%
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3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: society, estrangement, dull life, couples, human nature, suburbs, couple relations, lifestyle, unfulfillment, one day, multiple storylines, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, youth, family problems, love and romance, lifestyle, society, family life, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, breakup, couple relations, theater, workplace, couples, family problems, boss and employee, love and romance, friendship, strong female presence, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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32%
Take Care of My Cat (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The fashionable Hye-joo is focused on her career at a brokerage house. She's making a decent living, but her co-workers look down on her. Tae-hee is sick of living under the thumb of her domineering father. She spends her time doing volunteer ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, sentimental, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, parents and children, reunion, couples, adulthood, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, family problems, artist, cat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, japan, tokyo ...
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32%
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The Sex Movie (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends spend an evening together after time apart. Differences in sex and sexuality reveal deep-rooted conflicts and long-hidden longings.
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: introspection, under the surface, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, sexual relations, private vs public, sexuality, lesbian, sex, sexual fantasy, looking for sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Seventeen Times Cecile Cassard (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A portrait of a woman, composed of 17 moments from her life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: sexy woman, love and romance, starting over, family problems, couples, discrimination, death in the family, breakup, power relations, gender, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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31%
Thicker Than Water (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After the death of her father, Natalie Travers (Melissa Gilbert) discovers he was married to a rodeo star before he married Natalie’s mother. Upset that her father kept part of his life a secret from her and bewildered over how a prominent judge ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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31%
Twelve Mile Road (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: troubled teen, family relations, farmer, teenage life, family problems, estrangement, youth, parents and children, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, elderly, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, culture clash, self discovery, infidelity, social differences, couples, family problems, lifestyle, love and romance, society, crumbling marriage, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, israel, europe, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Twelve Thirty (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: TWELVE THIRTY is drama about a family with adult children that is broken, and a self-centered young man who, in the span of a week, becomes entangled in each of their lives, wreaking havoc in the process.
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, couples, family problems, gender, sexual relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, sex scene, loneliness, gender bending, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Attenberg (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marina, 23, is growing up with her architect father in a prototype factory town by the sea. Finding the human species strange and repellent, she keeps her distance. Instead she chooses to observe it through the songs of Suicide, the mammal ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: family relations, death of father, cancer, lesbian, self discovery, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, lgbt, factory worker, social relations, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, contemplative, serious
Plot: family relations, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, profanity, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, society, power relations, drugs/alcohol, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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30%
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Istanbul (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, self discovery, romance, family relations, breakup, family problems, couples, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, budapest hungary, budapest, turkey
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30%
Between Two Women (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in Northern England, this powerful tale of suppressed sexuality offers poignant and sharply observant social commentary, interlaced with a tender romance. Vetern actress Barbara Marten tugs at the heart as Ellen Hardy, a working-class mother ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: forbidden love, lesbian, love affair, romance, fall in love, feminism, friendship, family relations, couples, society, female friendship, working class ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, england, britain, northern england
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30%
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, domestic violence, friendship, infidelity, suburbs, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Daniel's Daughter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a woman learns that her father has passed away, she must confront the past (and the town) she left behind.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, psychological
Plot: haunted by the past, self discovery, romance, fall in love, death in the family, family relations, last wish, small town life, love and romance, homecoming, social relations, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, university, unfulfillment, ambition, manipulation, college, friendship, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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30%
Chicago Boricua (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of young Puerto Ricans in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood grapple with issues of identity: A beauty queen may need to mask her ethnicity; a college student falls for a bad boy; a real estate agent resists exploiting his roots.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: family relations, ambition, moral dilemma, fall in love, social differences, unlikely couple, workplace, couples, boss and employee, society, love and romance, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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29%
Vicious Circle (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shot on digital , HD and 8 mm. Filmed through both sides of North America. 'Vicious Circle' pushes the limits of what can be accomplished on a bike. Featuring the first ever 65 foot 'Double Road Gap' , some of the gnarliest ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: lifestyle, false accusation, fall in love, teenage life, family relations, youth, society, love and romance, destructive relationship, high school, half brother, skateboard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, haunted by the past, infidelity, fall in love, family relations, family problems, couples, betrayal, love and romance, double life, female bonding ...
Time: 90s
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29%
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Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, haunted by the past, interracial relations, death in the family, family problems, society, unfulfillment, hopes, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, alabama
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