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Empty Days (1999)
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Empty Days (1999)
Original name: Rien à faire
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An executive and a dowdy working-class woman, both unemployed, married and parents meet at a supermarket. They become friends but find it hard to accept that they may be in love with each other.
Style: psychological, touching, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: friendship, infidelity, unemployment, friends, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, society, couples, dishonesty, sexual content, female director, love, adultery, self esteem, supermarket, humiliation, friend, husband wife relationship, fired from the job, extramarital affair
Time: 90s
Place: france

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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 couples, love and romance, romance, love affair, infidelity, unfulfillment and female nudity mostly in Romance, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Empty Days: Leaving (2009), Milan (2004), Tempted (2003), April Snow (2005), Today and Tomorrow (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Leaving (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Suzanne is a well to do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in their backyard. ...
Style: emotional, psychological, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, unfaithful wife, cuckolded husband, extramarital affair, forbidden love, crumbling marriage, fatal attraction, breakup, cuckold, love affair, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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95%
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 169
Milan (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Loving husband Lino is on a mission: His wife, who works as a domestic in Milan, is missing and he's determined to find her. To do so, he enters Italy illegally and takes cover as one of the hundreds of Filipino migrant workers wh make their ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: missing person, fall in love, infidelity, dangerous attraction, couple relations, society, romance, couples, love and romance, female director, naivete
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, the philippines, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.6
 393
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 ⇓
81%
 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 ⇓
75%
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Today and Tomorrow (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This movie tells a story of young people from 'Ant tribe' in Beijing. By telling the story of these young people, Today and Tomorrow shows the psychological changes of college graduates. It reflects their confusion about future and love. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, society, life is a bitch, cause and meaning, friends, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, twentysomething life, gays and lesbians, gender, twenty something, friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Sunday (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This film concerns two mysterious characters who meet on a Sunday in Queens. Madeleine the most unsettling creature of that name since "Vertigo" is a middle-aged, moderately successful actress. Oliver/Matthew is either a homeless man or a ...
Style: psychological, touching, gloomy, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: diner, party, midlife crisis, love affair, unemployment, dysfunctional family, mistaken identity, down on your luck, infidelity, parents and children, unfulfilled love, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 ⇓
67%
 5.8
 519
A Man in Love (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An American film-star and an unknown British actress meet on set in Rome. She is angry when he refuses to speak to her journalist father, but later they have a passionate relationship.
Style: clever, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: filmmaking, infidelity, nudity (full frontal - brief), adultery, showbiz, love affair, destructive relationship, fall in love, couples, sexual content, profanity, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Someone I Loved (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: One night, Pierre decides to reveal his painful secret to his daughter-in-law, who's just been abandoned by her husband. Pierre's secret is about his secret love to Mathilde, the woman he left to instead follow an easier path in life.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, love affair, haunted by the past, couples, romance, breakup, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, sexual content, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: france, montreal, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 538
Regrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After the death of his mother, fortysomething introvert Mathieu enters into a second relationship with his high-school girlfriend, Maya.
Style: touching, sexy, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: obsession, love affair, old love, secret lover, architect, passion, female teacher, doubt, sex, regret, adultery, chance meeting ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.1
 197
Picnic (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but she meets a more interesting stranger who just got off the train.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: love triangle, love affair, social differences, society, lifestyle, romance, friendship, fall in love, rivalry, couples, social relations, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
 528
The Idol (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: No Overview
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, love affair, friendship, terminal illness, couple relations, couples, love and romance, elderly, intrigue, dishonesty, romance, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
56%
Living 'til the End (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Told by a psychic of his imminent death on his next birthday, Jack lives out the year, as a hopeless agoraphobic, until he meets a young woman who slowly coaxes him out of his self imposed bondage.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, hopes, dishonesty, bondage, couples, impossible love, destiny, dealing with death, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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 ⇓
52%
Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: sincere, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, family relations, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, extramarital affair, parents and children, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 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 ⇓
51%
 6.7
 2K
Friday Night (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paris, 1995. Laure (Valérie Lemercier) is about to meet friends for dinner to celebrate her moving in with her boyfriend. But on her way out, she discovers that the entire city is stalled by a massive transit strike. When a handsome stranger ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: fall in love, dangerous attraction, love and romance, couples, danger, romance, chaos and mayhem, couple relations, traffic jam, friendship, living together, chaos ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.0
 1K
The Light (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Camille arrives in Ouessant, the island of her birth off the Brittany coast, to sell the family home. She spends a last night in the house during which she discovers a secret. In 1963 a man came to work with her father, who was the Jument lighthouse ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, sexual ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france, brittany, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 2K
Come Undone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Anna is an accountant for an important insurance firm and lives with her longterm lover Alessio - a man who longs for a stable longterm relationship with children, home, etc. Anna, feeling as though the fire has fizzled in that relationship takes up ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: extramarital affair, infidelity, forbidden love, adultery, love affair, couples, sex scene, family problems, dull life, love and romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.9
 8K
Oasis (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Oasis is a love story of two young people abandoned by families. A young man released from prison visits the widow of the man he killed drunk-driving. There he meets her daughter, wheelchair bound with cerebral palsy. Will these two lost people find ...
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love affair, unlikely couple, starting over, opposites attract, haunted by the past, friendship, disability, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Banned Woman (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This movie is foremost distinguished by the use of a subjective camera, and nearly 100 % of the time consists of close-up of the young girl's face. She is capable of changing her facial mimic so much that she never looks artificial or ...
Style: sexual, humorous, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, restaurant, love affair, sexual relations, hotel, virgin, obsessive compulsive disorder, legs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Grand Central (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young unemployed man finds work at a nuclear power plant and begins an illicit affair with the fiancée of one of his senior workmates.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, sincere, tense, serious ...
Plot: danger, love affair, infidelity, radioactivity, fall in love, love triangle, workplace situations, workplace, dangerous attraction, contamination, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2012
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.6
 9K
5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, tense ...
Plot: rape, divorce, adultery, infidelity, wedding, childbirth, family life, up and down relationship, romance, introspection, family problems, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, senegal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 931
Feelings (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two seemingly happily married French couples are forced to contend with a number of issues.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy
Plot: love affair, infidelity, adultery, starting over, love triangle, fall in love, life turned upside down, family life, romance, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 841
Madame Bovary (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor. Although he dotes on her, she is soon bored and discontent. First, she gives her imagination to a law student in town, ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: forbidden love, dishonesty, adulteress, extramarital affair, destructive relationship, love affair, downfall, infidelity, crumbling marriage, tragic hero, society, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.5
 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 ⇓
44%
Our Happy Lives (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Six people whose lives are intertwined struggle to find happiness amid broken relationships and painful life changes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: immigrants, friendship, sexual identity, gender, romance, love and romance, society, couples, breakup, militant, friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 1K
Angel Baby (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two schizophrenics meet during therapy and fall in love. Unfortunately they are on a road to nowhere...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: pregnancy, therapy, schizophrenia, misfit, doctors and patients, mental illness, fall in love, couple relations, couples, romance, social misfits, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
42%